This report uses recently available Australian family expenditure survey data to develop an appraisal perspective on transport planning issues from this social viewpoint. Comparisons are also made with overseas data where these are available. Issues covered include: basic organisational features of family expenditure surveys; general limitations in using this source of data; the practical value of family expenditure data in the appraisal of transport needs and demands; complementary sources of data and/or refinements to family expenditure surveys which are needed for transport planning purposes; and key research areas presently left untouched by family expenditure surveys. The family expenditure perspective is peculiarly appropriate to the examination of the social impacts of transport changes from both operational and construction standpoints: transport is a derived demand, and the examination of the patterns of constraints and revealed preferences for transport in competition with other goods in a household budget has been shown to have a clear and helpful relevance to questions of access, mobility, and differential impacts of transport changes. There are also indications that such a viewpoint may lead to greater consistency with overseas findings in these areas. /Author/

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    Melbourne, Victoria  Australia 
  • Authors:
    • MORRIS, J M
    • WIGAN, M R
  • Publication Date: 1978-2


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 67 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00177302
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ARR No. 71
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jul 29 1978 12:00AM