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Australia

Australian Transport Stats

Definitions

  • Airports: Total number of airports. Runways must be useable, but may be unpaved. May not have facilities for refuelling, maintenance, or air traffic control.
  • Commute > Distance: Distance. Based on 0-50 contributions for Argentina, Armenia, Austria and 63 more countries and 50-100 contributions for Australia, Brazil, Germany and 5 more countries and over 100 contributions for Canada, India, and United States. The surveys were conducted by numbeo.com from January, 2011 to February, 2014. See this sample survey for the United States, respondents were asked "Distance".
  • Gross value added by transport, storage and communication: Gross Value Added by Kind of Economic Activity at current prices - US dollars.
  • Highways > Total > Per capita: total length of the highway system Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Motor vehicles: Motor vehicles per 1,000 people
  • Motor vehicles > Per 1,000 people: Motor vehicles include cars, buses, and freight vehicles but do not include two-wheelers. Population refers to midyear population in the year for which data are available."
  • Passenger cars > Per 1,000 people: Passenger cars refer to road motor vehicles, other than two-wheelers, intended for the carriage of passengers and designed to seat no more than nine people (including the driver)."
  • Ports and terminals: This entry lists major ports and terminals primarily on the basis of the amount of cargo tonnage shipped through the facilities on an annual basis. In some instances, the number of containers handled or ship visits were also considered.
  • Road > Motor vehicles per 1000 people: Motor vehicles per 1000 people.

    No date was available from the Wikipedia article, so we used the date of retrieval.

  • Road > Motorway length: Total network length of all motorways in km.
  • Road > Road density: Road density (m of road per square km).
  • Road density > Km of road per 100 sq. km of land area: Road density is the ratio of the length of the country's total road network to the country's land area. The road network includes all roads in the country: motorways, highways, main or national roads, secondary or regional roads, and other urban and rural roads."
  • Road network length > Km: Length of road network in kilometers in European Union countries.
  • Vehicles > Per km of road: Vehicles per kilometer of road include cars, buses, and freight vehicles but do not include two-wheelers. Roads refer to motorways, highways, main or national roads, secondary or regional roads, and other roads. A motorway is a road specially designed and built for motor traffic that separates the traffic flowing in opposite directions."
  • Waterways: The total length and individual names of navigable rivers, canals, and other inland bodies of water.
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Airports 480 2013 16th out of 235
Commute > Distance 4.17 km 2014 24th out of 38
Gross value added by transport, storage and communication 124.98 billion 2012 10th out of 204
Highways > Total > Per capita 42.88 km per 1,000 people 1999 1st out of 111
Motor vehicles 619 motor vehicles per 100 p 1997 3rd out of 60
Motor vehicles > Per 1,000 people 653.32 2007 9th out of 141
Passenger cars > Per 1,000 people 545.44 2007 8th out of 134
Ports and terminals Brisbane, Cairns, Dampier, Darwin, Fremantle, Gladstone, Geelong, Hay Point, Hobart, Jervis Bay, Melbourne, Newcastle, Port Adelaide, Port Dalrymple, Port Hedland, Port Kembla, Port Lincoln, Port Walcott, Sydney 2012
Road > Motor vehicles per 1000 people 717 2014 7th out of 191
Road > Motorway length 1,700 km 2014 30th out of 93
Road > Road density 105 m of road per square km 2014 28th out of 28
Road density > Km of road per 100 sq. km of land area 11 2003 69th out of 81
Road network length > Km 2014 9th out of 219
Vehicles > Per km of road 17 2005 37th out of 49
Waterways 2,000 km 2011 21st out of 50

SOURCES: CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; traffic; United Nations Statistics Division; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; United Nations World Statistics Pocketbook and Statistical Yearbook; International Road Federation, World Road Statistics and data files.; Wikipedia: List of countries by vehicles per capita; https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/fields/2085.html, Roadways.; Wikipedia: List of OECD countries by road network size (Motorway network) ("Selected year 2006 road traffic data" . OECD International Traffic Safety Data and Analysis Group (IRTAD).); International Road Federation, World Road Statistics and electronic files, except where noted.

Citation

"Australia Transport Stats", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/profiles/Australia/Transport

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Australia Transport Profiles (Subcategories)

Airports 52 Railways 17
Air transport 6 Road 8
Commute 9 Roads 17
Highways 9 Road sector energy 3
Maritime 121 Roadways 6
Merchant marine 19 Transport services 3
Pipelines 15
  • Australia ranked first for roadways > paved amongst Hot countries in 2013.
  • Australia ranked third for airports amongst Former British colonies in 2013.
  • Australia ranked #4 for airports > with paved runways > total amongst Christian countries in 2013.