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For vehicles manufactured in previous years:
The average age is then calculated as the sum of all vehicle ages divided by the total number of vehicles. Vehicles that have a year of manufacture unknown are excluded from calculations of average age. Average annual growth rate The average annual growth rate is calculated as a percentage using the following formula: where P_{0} is the population at the start of the period, P_{n} is the population at the end of the period and n is the length of the period between P_{n} and P_{0} in years. Buses Motor vehicles constructed for the carriage of passengers. Included are all motor vehicles with 10 or more seats, including the driver's seat. Campervans Selfpropelled motor vehicles containing an area primarily used for accommodation. Included are motor homes and powered caravans. Estimated Resident Population (ERP) The official ABS estimate of the Australian population. Based on results from the Census of Population and Housing, it is updated annually between censuses using demographic statistics. To obtain ERP figures, the census count is adjusted for under enumeration and for Australian residents temporarily overseas on census night. Gross Combination Mass (GCM) Tare weight (i.e. unladen weight) of the motor vehicle and attached trailers, plus its maximum carrying and towing capacity. GCM is the weight measurement used for trailer towing vehicles such as articulated trucks. Gross Vehicle Mass (GVM) Tare weight (i.e. unladen weight) of the motor vehicle, plus its maximum carrying capacity excluding trailers. Heavy rigid trucks Rigid trucks of GVM greater than 4.5 tonnes. Light commercial vehicles Vehicles primarily constructed for the carriage of goods, and which are less than or equal to 3.5 tonnes GVM. Included are utilities, panel vans, cabchassis and forwardcontrol load carrying vehicles (whether fourwheel drive or not). Light rigid trucks Rigid trucks of GVM greater than 3.5 tonnes and less than or equal to 4.5 tonnes. Make The manufacturer of the motor vehicle (e.g. Ford, Holden, Mitsubishi, Toyota). Motorcycles Two and three wheeled motor vehicles constructed primarily for the carriage of one or two persons. Included are two and three wheeled mopeds, scooters, motor tricycles and motorcycles with sidecars. Nonfreight carrying trucks Specialist motor vehicles or motor vehicles fitted with special purpose equipment, and having little or no goods carrying capacity (e.g. ambulances, cherry pickers, fire trucks and tow trucks). Passenger vehicles Motor vehicles constructed primarily for the carriage of persons and containing up to nine seats (including the driver's seat). Included are cars, station wagons, fourwheel drive passenger vehicles and forwardcontrol passenger vehicles. Excluded are campervans. Rigid trucks Motor vehicles of GVM greater than 3.5 tonnes, constructed with a load carrying area. Included are normal rigid trucks with a tow bar, draw bar or other nonarticulated coupling on the rear of the vehicle. Rigid trucks are divided into two categories:
State/territory The state or territory of the motor registry at which a vehicle is registered. Document Selection These documents will be presented in a new window.

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