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ABS Environmental Issues Survey - Transport


Assistant Director
Environment and Energy Statistics Section
Australian Bureau of Statistics
PO Box 10

Telephone: 02 6252 5643
Facsimile: 02 6252 5335
Email: environment@abs.gov.au
Internet: www.abs.gov.au


To collect attitudinal and behavioural data from households and individuals relating to the environment.


The survey provides data on transport (including public transport) and motor vehicle usage by households.

Method of collection

The survey is run as a supplement to the Monthly Population Survey. The MPS is a sample of private dwellings and non-private dwellings (hotels, motels, etc.). The proportion of Australian dwellings selected this way is approximately 0.5%. For this survey, half the private dwelling sample (i.e. 15,500 dwellings) are used.

Data detail

  • Main form of transport
  • Reasons for/for not walking/cycling
  • Transport of passengers from own/other households - reasons
  • Attitudes and reasons for/for not using public transport
  • Public transport availability
  • Number of registered vehicles
  • Number of vehicles with air conditioning
  • Type of fuel
  • Vehicle distance travelled in 12 months
  • Time taken to travel to work/study
  • Frequency of vehicle servicing
  • Factors considered when choosing vehicle

    Geographic coverage

    Australia, State and Territory, Metropolitan - non Metropolitan Geographic Area.

    Frequency of data availability

    Data for this topic is available every three years as part of a triennial collection program. Relates to the calendar year.

    Historical data

    March/April 1996.

    Products and services available


  • Environmental Issues - People's Views and Practices (cat. no. 4602.0)

    Other products and services
  • Special data service available on request - tables can be provided electronically in spreadsheets, by email or disk

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