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Motorcycle numbers accelerate

Discussion in 'Research, Studies, and Data' started by Sir Ride Alot, Jul 23, 2013.

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    23 July 2013
    Embargoed: 11.30 am (Canberra time)
    Motor cycle numbers have really accelerated in the past five years

    Motor cycle registrations grew at a faster rate than any other type of vehicle over the past five years, according to figures released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).

    "From 2008 to 2013, motor cycle registrations - including scooters - went up by over 30 per cent", said Sybille McKeown,ABS Director of Transport Statistics, "while cars only saw an increase of 10 per cent."

    "WA's riders literally got on their bikes when it came to motor cycle numbers, with bike registrations in that state growing nearly 50 per cent in five years."

    In 2013 alone, motor cycle registrations went up by five per cent nationally.

    "There are now around three-quarters of a million motor cycles on the road, and just on 13 million cars. Once you add in trucks, campervans, buses and so on, there are over 17 million registered motor vehicles in Australia; up nearly three per cent since last year." said Ms McKeown.

    Diesel numbers have been increasing too; diesel vehicles increased by 61 per cent between 2008 and 2013 and diesel passenger vehicle numbers have more than doubled.

    Diesel powered vehicles now make up nearly eight per cent of the passenger fleet, while the petrol passenger vehicle proportion of the fleet has fallen four percentage points in the past five years.

    For further information seeMotor Vehicle Census (cat. no 9309.0), available for free download from the ABS website (www.abs.gov.au).
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  2. probably all those immigrants :)
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  3. Or people like me with 4 bikes in the shed for the two of us...
  4. only those rich West Australians can afford to have more than one bike :LOL:
  5. Not as far off as you think. Mine workers with extra cash.

    It doesn't give total numbers however, so I'm not sure how much a 50% increase in WA numbers compares to the increase in the Eastern states.
  6. I thought it was good to see motorcycles headline the media release.
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    25 July 2013
    Embargoed: 11.30 am Canberra Time

    Most Aussies travel by car

    The latest Australian Social Trends (AST) report released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) today looks at the dominance of cars over public transport in Australia.
    ABS Assistant Director of Social and Progress Reporting, Jane Griffin-Warwicke, said our report found that the majority of Australian adults (71 per cent) use a passenger vehicle to get to work or full time study. Of those who drove themselves, three quarters did not take a passenger with them.

    “One of the main reasons people give for driving their cars to work or study is that they can’t access public transport” said Ms Griffin-Warwicke “Over half said lack of public transport services at the right time (or at all) was the reason they used a car," said Ms Griffin-Warwicke.

    Sydney has the lowest proportion of people using a passenger vehicle to travel to work (70%) and the highest public transport use (25%). Adelaide has the highest passenger vehicle use to travel to work (84%) and Darwin had the lowest public transport use (4.8%).

    Ms Griffin-Warwicke said that while cars gave people greater freedom in travelling and going out, wide-spread usage has its down side as well.

    "Just over a third of people thought that noisy driving and dangerous driving were social problems in their neighbourhood.

    “The analysis also showed that even though deaths from car accidents were declining over time, there were still over 1,300 people who died as a result of a traffic accident in 2011,” Ms Griffin-Warwicke added.

    In 2013, there were 13.0 million cars registered in Australia. The most common brands registered were Toyota (2.6 million), Holden (2.0 million) and Ford (1.6 million).

    Cost is the most common thing people think about when buying a car (59%), followed by fuel economy/running costs (46%), size (41%) and type of car (36%).

    All AST articles are available in full and for free online at www.abs.gov.au/socialtrends

  8. I certainly have noticed more scooters on the road... Still haven't accepted them into the motorcycle fraternity though.
  9. Why not ? As you know,plenty of crappy 2 wheel conveyances are considered motorcycles.
  10. How about this one ?
  11. You could get three or four people on it.
  12. Reminds me of a jetski for the land.
  13. +10 if you're from Asia.