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Vehicles on Australian roads

If you're interested in cars, you're going to love these stats* about the vehicles that were on Australian roads in 2013:

  • Three in four Australians owned a car
  • The average age of all vehicles was 10 years
  • 17,180,596 vehicles were registered. And this is growing as our population does, increasing by 2.6% in 2012, and more than 12% in the last five years 
  • Most vehicles were cars (13,000,021), followed by light commercial vehicles such as utes and panel vans (2,717,673) motorcycles (744,732), trucks (548,049) and then buses (93,034). 
  • One in every 435 people owned a campervan
  • There were 22,986 ambulances, firetrucks, tow trucks and cherry pickers on our roads
  • 13.7 million vehicles were petrol powered and 2.9 million relied on diesel
  • Toyotas (2,606,749 registered) were the most popular car make, followed by Holden (2,027,034 registered) and Ford (1,555,842 registered).
Now you know all about the number of vehicles on our roads, learn how to get the most out of yours.

You might also like to find out how car insurance can help protect your vehicle against the unexpected.  

All you need to know about car buying

  Cover your car for those unexpected moments on the road with car insurance

 Tips for saving for a car

 Need extra funds? Find a personal loan that suits your needs

 Buying a second hand car? First, complete an ownership check

*All data drawn from Australian Bureau of Statistic’s 9309.0 Motor Vehicle Census Australia, 31 Jan 2013.

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