9309.0 - Motor Vehicle Census, Australia, 31 Jan 2019 Quality Declaration 
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Key Statistics


Nationally
    • There were 19.5 million registered motor vehicles as at 31 January 2019.
    • The national fleet increased by 1.7 per cent from 2018 to 2019.
    • Toyota topped the list of passenger vehicles for the 14th consecutive year with 2.9 million registrations.
    • Diesel vehicles increased to 24.6 per cent of the national fleet, up from 18.5 per cent in 2014.


States and territories
    • Excluding Northern Territory (-0.5 per cent), all states and territories reported an increase.
    • The largest increase was in Tasmania (2.6 per cent).


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Fuel type

    • Petrol powered vehicles decreased by 1.0 percentage points to 73.6 per cent of the national fleet.
    • Diesel powered vehicles increased by 1.2 percentage points to 24.6 per cent of all registered vehicles.


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Vehicle type

    • Light rigid trucks continue to have the largest growth rate increasing 5.7 per cent, followed by Campervans with 4.7 per cent.
    • Passenger vehicles increased by 1.2 per cent however, their share of the fleet fell 0.3 percentage points to 74.4 per cent.


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Average age

    • Average age of vehicles across Australia increased to 10.2 years.
    • Tasmanian vehicles were the the oldest at 12.9 years.
    • Australian Capital Territory had the youngest fleet with an average age of 9.4 years.


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