NAME OF COLLECTION
ABS Environmental Issues Survey - Transport
Environment and Energy Statistics Section
Australian Bureau of Statistics
PO Box 10
BELCONNEN ACT 2616
Telephone: 02 6252 5643
Facsimile: 02 6252 5335
To collect attitudinal and behavioural data from households and individuals relating to the environment.
The survey provides data on transport (including public transport) and motor vehicle usage by households.
Method of collection
The survey is run as a supplement to the Monthly Population Survey. The MPS is a sample of private dwellings and non-private dwellings (hotels, motels, etc.). The proportion of Australian dwellings selected this way is approximately 0.5%. For this survey, half the private dwelling sample (i.e. 15,500 dwellings) are used.
Data detailMain form of transport
Reasons for/for not walking/cycling
Transport of passengers from own/other households - reasons
Attitudes and reasons for/for not using public transport
Public transport availability
Number of registered vehicles
Number of vehicles with air conditioning
Type of fuel
Vehicle distance travelled in 12 months
Time taken to travel to work/study
Frequency of vehicle servicing
Factors considered when choosing vehicle
Australia, State and Territory, Metropolitan - non Metropolitan Geographic Area.
Frequency of data availability
Data for this topic is available every three years as part of a triennial collection program. Relates to the calendar year.
Historical dataEnvironmental Issues - People's Views and Practices (cat. no. 4602.0)
Products and services available
Other products and services
Special data service available on request - tables can be provided electronically in spreadsheets, by email or disk