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Vehicle km travelled (VKT)

RD086 Vehicle kilometres travelled by region (billion km)

More highly populated regions dominate vehicle kilometres travelled.

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RD087 Estimated vehicle kilometres travelled by region for 'Other Regions' (billion km)

Available vehicle kilometres travelled data for these 4 regions is inconsistent. The estimates shown are highly uncertain.

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RD009 Vehicle kilometres travelled by light vehicles (billion km) and per capita (km)

Both the total vehicle kilometres travelled in light vehicles and travel per capita have increased in recent years until 2018.

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RD015 Vehicle kilometres travelled by all vehicles (billion km) and per capita (km)

Both the total vehicle kilometres travelled and travel per capita have increased until 2018.

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RD011 Light fleet vehicle kilometres travelled by engine size

Since 2001, vehicle kilometres travelled for vehicles with engines less than 2,000 cc's has changed little, while vehicle kilometres travelled for vehicles with engines larger than 2,000 cc's has a strong growth.

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RD016 Vehicle kilometres travelled by vehicle type (billion km)

Travel on the roads has increased with growth in the:

  • population
  • vehicle fleet
  • tourism

Light passenger vehicles dominate travel on New Zealand roads.

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RD017 Vehicle kilometres travelled by fuel type (million km)

While petrol continues to dominate vehicle kilometres travelled for light passenger vehicles (mainly cars and SUVs), diesel makes up an increasingly large share of vehicle kilometres travelled for light commercial vehicles (mainly vans and utes).

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RD022 Distance travelled by motorcycle by purpose and age group (%)

Motorcyclists aged 15–29 and 45 and over do the majority of their riding for social or recreational purposes, while motorcyclists aged 30–44 do the most riding for work and work-related reasons.

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