MOTOR VEHICLE USAGE PATTERNS IN AUSTRALIA: A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF DRIVER, VEHICLE & PURPOSE CHARACTERISTICS FOR HOUSEHOLD & FREIGHT TRAVEL

In this research, an ordered probit model is used to predict motor vehicle usage in Australia on the basis of the unit record files underlying the Australian Bureau of Statistics' Survey of Motor Vehicle Use. Both household and freight transport are analyzed. The statistical significance of a several driver, vehicle, and travel purpose variables on the level of motor vehicle usage is examined. Factors analyzed include driver age and gender, vehicle and fuel type, age of the vehicle, purpose of the trip, place of registration, type of freight, and number of drivers. Results indicate that the cut-off points between very low, low, medium, high, and very high vehicle usages are significant, and also that the factors associated with differences in usage include driver age, engine size, and age of vehicle for household vehicles and the type of freight, type of vehicle, gender, and number of drivers for freight usage.

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    Istituti Editoriali e Poligrafici Internazionali

    Via Ruggero Bonghi, 11/B
    Rome,   Italy  00184
  • Authors:
    • Goffey, K
    • Worthington, A C
  • Publication Date: 2003-6

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  • Accession Number: 00961687
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 14 2003 12:00AM