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9210.0.55.001 - Survey of Motor Vehicle Use: Data Cubes, Australia, 12 months ended 31 October 2010  
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/08/2011  Final
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This data cube presents estimates from the 2010 Survey of Motor Vehicle Use (SMVU) in spreadsheet form. It is associated with the publication Survey of Motor Vehicle Use, Australia,12 months ended 31 October 2010 (cat. no. 9208.0). Relative standard errors (RSEs) are also included in the form of percentages.

The data were collected in four quarterly sample surveys conducted by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) over the period 1 November 2009 to 31 October 2010.


This is the first SMVU data cube release since the survey was discontinued in January 2008. The next survey will be conducted for the 2011-2012 financial year and then biennially (every two years). For more information refer to the Information Paper: Changes to the Survey of Motor Vehicle Use, 12 months ended 31 October 2010 (cat. no. 9208.0.55.006).


This survey has been designed to provide a measure of total distance travelled and tonne-kilometres for each state/territory of registration by type of vehicle. While comparisons are made between 2010 survey results and earlier iterations of the SMVU, the survey has not been designed to provide accurate estimates of change.

Care should be taken in drawing inferences from changes in data over time as movements may be subject to high relative standard errors and the resulting estimates of movements may not be considered statistically significant. See Explanatory Notes paragraph 14.

Additional information about the reliability of the level and movement estimates is given in the Technical Note.

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