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1338.1 - New South Wales in Focus, 2008 (Reissue)  
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TRANSPORT
Transport – Statistical Highlights
Data cubes with detailed statistics available on the Details Page

TRANSPORT, Summary table, NSW

2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007

Motor vehicles

1. Passenger vehicles on register(a) '000
na
3 007
3 088
3 163
3 250
3 327
3 396
3 464
2. Passenger vehicles on register(a)(b) rate
na
461
r466
r474
484
492
498
504
3. Licence holders(c) no.
4 145 568
4 156 817
4 242 506
4 317 450
4 345 070
4 396 993
4 474 183
nya
4. Licence holders(d) %
81.9
81.1
81.4
82.0
81.8
82.0
82.5
nya
5. Distance travelled(e) million km
51 088
58 553
60 792
62 125
58 875
63 717
61 400
na

Road traffic crashes and casualties

6. Fatalities no.
603
524
561
539
510
508
r496
nya
7. Injured no.
28 812
29 913
28 447
27 208
26 323
25 209
25 439
nya
8. Fatalities per 100,000 population rate
9.3
8.0
8.5
8.1
7.6
7.5
7.3
nya
9. Fatalities per 100 million vehicle km travelledrate
1.18
0.89
0.92
0.87
0.87
0.80
0.81
nya
10. Injuries per 100,000 population rate
444
455
429
408
392
373
373
nya
11. Crashes per 100,000 population rate
816
788
761
738
705
674
667
nya

Travel patterns in Sydney SD

12. Average weekday trips per capita no.
3.78
3.74
3.78
3.82
3.80
3.75
nya
nya
13. Average weekend trips per capita no.
3.21
3.20
3.26
3.26
3.29
3.27
nya
nya
14. Average duration work trips min.
32
31
32
31
32
33
nya
nya
15. Average duration non-work trips min.
18
18
18
18
18
18
nya
nya

Mode of travel to work in Sydney SD(f)

16. Private vehicle(g) %
69.7
68.8
69.3
69.6
70.8
68.6
nya
nya
17. Train %
15.3
15.8
15.6
15.4
14.6
15.6
nya
nya
18. Bus %
6.9
6.4
6.3
6.0
6.4
7.3
nya
nya
19. Walk only %
6.0
6.5
6.2
6.6
6.3
6.8
nya
nya
20. Other %
2.2
2.6
2.6
2.4
1.9
1.7
nya
nya

Traffic volume(h)

21. Change in urban traffic volume from previous year %
na
na
na
2.2
1.4
0.2
1.0
–0.2
22. Travel speed: 7 major routes AM peak km/hrs
na
na
na
34
34
31
32
30
23 Travel speed: 7 major routes PM peak km/hrs
na
na
na
41
41
41
42
41
24. Road quality smoothness of State roads
– good(i)
%
na
na
na
na
r87.6
r87.4
r87.5
r87.9

na not available
nya not yet available
r revised
(a) As at 31 March
(b) Per 1,000 population.
(c) As at 30 June.
(d) Proportion of population aged 16 years and over holding a licence.
(e) Year ended 31 October.
(f) Data are for an average weekday. Proportion of linked work trips only. Uses priority mode for linked trips. Three years of pooled data.
(g) Includes vehicle drivers and vehicle passengers.
(h) Year ended 30 June.
(i) The reporting methodology has now changed to provide a more consistent sample of the road network being reported on each year. About 18,500 of the 20,000 lane kilometres surveyed each year will be consistent for future reporting.
TRANSPORT, Data sources

Summary table indicators
Chapter tables

ABS 2006 Census of Population and Housing
. .
9.4; 9.10
Motor Vehicle Census, Australia (cat. no. 9309.0)
1–2
9.3
NSW Ministry of Transport, Transport Data Centre, Household Travel Survey, 2005
12–20
9.8; 9.9
Roads and Traffic Authority of NSW
3–4; 6–11; 21–24
9.2; 9.6; 9.7
Survey of Motor Vehicle Use: Data Cubes, Australia (cat. no. 9210.0.55.001)
5
9.5

. . not applicable


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