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1301.0 - Year Book Australia, 2003  
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Contents >> Transport >> Licensed operators

Drivers' and riders' licences

Table 23.41 shows the number of motor vehicle drivers' and riders' licences on issue for each state and territory at 30 June 2002. New South Wales recorded almost 5.1 million licences, the highest number on issue of all states and territories and 17.5% more than the nearly 4.3 million licences issued in Victoria. Queensland has the highest number of motor cycle licences on issue (including combined licences) at almost 518,000.


23.41 DRIVERS’ AND RIDERS’ LICENCES(a) - At 30 June 2002

Type of licence
NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT
ACT

Motor vehicle
4,602,171
3,944,691
2,305,490
964,664
1,177,797
290,879
142,352
216,733
Motor cycle
4,966
8,836
1,150
1,003
1,025
1,655
204
(b)24,147
Combined
459,355
357,230
517,893
164,789
242,979
33,468
32,827
. .
Total
5,066,492
4,310,757
2,824,533
1,130,456
1,421,801
326,002
175,383
240,880

(a) Data include learner licences.
(b) Includes combined licences.

Source: AustRoads National Exchange of Vehicle and Driver Information System (NEVDIS) for NSW, Vic., Qld, SA, WA and NT. Motor Registries for Tas. and ACT.


Air pilot licenses

At 31 July 2002 there were 31,395 holders of a current aeroplane pilot licence, including 15,860 private pilots, 4,577 commercial pilots and 5,969 air transport pilots.

In addition, there were 1,634 holders of a current helicopter pilot licence (including student licences), of whom there were 372 private pilots, 836 commercial pilots and 379 air transport pilots. Other licences in force related to 98 commercial balloonists and 299 flight engineers.

These figures show only the highest level of licence held and include only those pilots who have a current medical certificate enabling them to exercise the privileges of the licence.

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