The proportion of 1981 travel in the various Australian states is similar to the population distribution with 60 per cent occurring in either New South Wales or Victoria. However travel growth rates have been about three times population growth rates. Between 1971 and 1981, travel increases have largely been as a result of increases in the number of vehicles registered rather than increases in the use of vehicles. An exception to the above is with the truck fleet, particularly articulated trucks which have exhibited increased average annual usage. Growth in the number of vehicles registered has been accompanied by increased average vehicle ownership. The NAASRA Roads Study (NRS) travel projections to 1991 are approximately in line with straight line trends evident in the past decade. The NAASRA roads study, Bureau of Transport Economics and Australian bureau of statistics travel data and estimates are compared. The report concludes that (i) the nrs travel estimates appear reasonable; (II) increased goods movement by articulated trucks may increase pavement deterioration rates; and (III) Australian road travel in the next decade is unlikely to be restrained by such factors as fuel price and availability. (TRRL)

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  • Corporate Authors:

    National Association of Australian State Road Auth

    2 Dind Street
    Milsons, New South Wales,   Australia 
  • Authors:
    • Boyd, A D
    • Cullinan, M F
  • Publication Date: 1984-4

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 57 p.
  • Serial:
    • Issue Number: T-2

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00392318
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • ISBN: 0-85588-163-1
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Mar 29 1985 12:00AM