Australians really have been everywhere, man

Victorians and Queenslanders clock up more kilometres in their cars than other Australians, new Australian Bureau of Statistics reveal.

Victorians and Queenslanders clock up more kilometres in their cars than other Australians, new Australian Bureau of Statistics reveal.

According to the figures, from 2007, people in Victoria and Queensland have the nation’s highest rate of kilometres travelled per car owned. In the case of Queensland that may be understandable – it’s a big place, after all – but Victorians? They must be doing laps.

The data reveals there were 14.8 million vehicles registered in Australia last year and more than 215 billion kilometres travelled.

Passenger vehicles (78%) made up the largest group of registered vehicles in 2007, followed by freight vehicles (18%). The remainder (4%) comprised buses, motor cycles and non-freight carrying trucks.

Travel to and from work (28.7%) and business use (20.2%) accounted for the remaining kilometres travelled by passenger vehicles.

The most fuel efficient vehicle is the motor bike, followed by passenger vehicles, light commercial vehicles and non-frieght carrying trucks. Articulated trucks use by far the most fuel per 100km of any vehicle.

 

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