A NOTE ON MOTORING EXPENDITURE SHORTLY BEFORE AND AFTER THE OIL CRISIS 1973/74

Information obtained by the Department of Employment in family expenditure surveys in 1972, 1975 and 1976 has been used to assess some changes in household expenditure, particularly on motoring, following the oil crisis of 1973/74. Some of the conclusions have been reported independently by Mogridge. In real terms much the same proportion of income was spent on maintaining and running motor vehicles at all household income levels before and after the crisis, but relatively less was spent afterwards on buying vehicles. A concept is introduced of 'uncommitted' income defined as gross income less tax and national insurance and less expenditure on the 'essentials' of shelter, food and warmth. It is suggested that this, together with expenditure on running vehicles, gives some indication of spending behaviour on motoring and that the relationship between the two quantities might be explored as a basis for forecasting vehicle kilometrage. /Author/TRRL/

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    Printerhall Limited

    29 Newmart Street
    London W1P 3PE,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Charlesworth, G
  • Publication Date: 1978-10

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  • Accession Number: 00189594
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: N10
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 12 1979 12:00AM