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China

China 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".
  • 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)."
  • Road > Expressway length: Expressway length (km).

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

  • 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 density: Meters of motorway per square kilometer.
  • Road > Motorway length: Total network length of all motorways in 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.
  • Roads > Passenger cars > Per 1,000 people: 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).
  • 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 507 2013 14th out of 235
Commute > Distance 0.7 km 2014 38th out of 38
Highways > Total > Per capita 1.11 km per 1,000 people 2000 58th out of 60
Motor vehicles 10 motor vehicles per 100 p 1997 56th out of 60
Motor vehicles > Per 1,000 people 32.24 2007 107th out of 141
Passenger cars > Per 1,000 people 22.47 2007 96th out of 134
Road > Expressway length 96,200 km 2014 1st out of 59
Road > Motor vehicles per 1000 people 83 2014 111th out of 191
Road > Motorway density 72.26 m of motorway per square km 2014 48th out of 93
Road > Motorway length 97,355 km 2014 1st out of 93
Road density > Km of road per 100 sq. km of land area 36.02 2007 27th out of 41
Road network length > Km 2014 3rd out of 219
Roads > Passenger cars > Per 1,000 people 43.81 2010 76th out of 93
Vehicles > Per km of road 11.86 2007 38th out of 43
Waterways 110,000 km 2011 1st out of 50

SOURCES: CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; traffic; 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 road network size; Wikipedia: List of countries by vehicles per capita; https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/fields/2085.html, Roadways.; International Road Federation, World Road Statistics and electronic files, except where noted.

Citation

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

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