CHANGES TO THE MOTOR VEHICLE CENSUS DATE
This information paper describes the changes to the date for the Motor Vehicle Census. The Motor Vehicle Census statistics are provided on vehicle type comprising passenger vehicles, campervans, light commercial vehicles, all types of trucks, buses and motorcycles. Vehicle characteristic information includes make of vehicle, year of manufacture, type of fuel that the vehicle was registered as using, and Gross Vehicle Mass or Gross Combination Mass for trucks. The Motor Vehicle Census utilises data from motor vehicle registration authorities within Australia for vehicles registered at a point in time.
With the change of reference period for the Survey of Motor Vehicle Use (see Information Paper: Changes to the Survey of Motor Vehicle Use (cat. no. 9208.0.55.006) for further information), the date for the Motor Vehicle Census, Australia (cat. no. 9309.0) will also change; from 31 March to 31 January.
The next census date will be brought forward to 31 January 2011 and the output for this census date will be released in September 2011.
Summary of time line changes