Road vehicle-kilometres travelled: estimation from state and territory fuel sales

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August 2011 / INFRASTRUCTURE 1137
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This report develops a methodology for estimating traffic levels for each of the eight states and territories in Australia from March 1965 to June 2010. This method is based on state and territory fuel sales data. Quarterly traffic on capital city roads was also estimated. The motor vehicle types used were passenger vehicles (i.e. cars), motorcycles, light commercial vehicles, rigid trucks, articulated trucks and buses, while three different types of fuel were considered, i.e. petrol, diesel and liquefied petroleum gas.