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Appendix 3: Driver, vehicle and maritime statistics

NSW Maritime information

Table 18: NSW Maritime information by year
Outputs 2012‑13 2013‑14 2014‑15 2015‑16 2016‑17
Number of general boat driving licences (not including personal watercraft licences) 443,596 444,141 447,752 458,035 458,024
Number of personalised watercraft driving licences 42,202 44,985 48,341 54,564 58,120
Number of recreational vessel registrations (not including personal watercraft registrations) 218,950 221,276 221,007 225,657 223,359
Number of personalised watercraft registrations 9,666 10,502 11,234 12,480 13,063
Number of aquatic licences issued 722 710 811 720 524
Number of environmental assessments for mooring and aquatic licences 2,784 2,967 1,422 2,680 3,114
Boating fatalities per 100,000 registered vessels (recreational and commercial) 11.3 2.9 6.7 4.6 1.2
Safety compliance rate: recreational vessels, including personalised watercraft - percentage 91% 90.8% 91.2% 89% 91%
Safety compliance rate: commercial vessels - percentage 93.1% 92.6% 85.1% 82% 94.2%

NSW boat licences

Table 19: NSW boat licences by class
Licence class Number of licences % of total
General boat licence 458,024 88.7
Personalised watercraft licence 58,120 11.3
Total 516,144
Table 20: Number of maritime licences opted in to a combined licence card
Licence class Number of licences % of total
General boat licence 54,895 12.0
Personalised watercraft licence 6,347 10.9
Table 21: NSW boat licence holders by gender
Gender General boat licences Personalised water craft licences Total boat licences
Number of Licences % of total Number of licences % of total Number of licences % of total
Female 64,501 14.1 9,508 16.4 74,009 14.34
Male 385,585 84.2 46,496 80.0 432,081 83.71
Gender not recorded 7,938 1.7 2,116 3.6 10,054 1.95
Table 22: NSW boat licence holders by age
Age group General boat licences Personalised water craft licences Total boat licences
Number of licences % of total Number of licences % of total Number of licences % of total
12-16 5,842 1.28 1,752 3.01 7,594 1.47
17-19 7,110 1.55 2,254 3.88 9,364 1.81
20-24 16,885 3.69 5,480 9.43 22,365 4.33
25-29 23,321 5.09 6,715 11.55 30,036 5.82
30-34 29,815 6.51 7,140 12.28 36,955 7.16
35-39 36,279 7.92 7,084 12.19 43,363 8.40
40-44 46,951 10.25 7,648 13.16 54,599 10.58
45-49 54,758 11.96 7,418 12.76 62,176 12.05
50-54 54,205 11.83 5,401 9.29 59,606 11.55
55-59 53,743 11.73 3,643 6.27 57,386 11.12
60-64 44,619 9.74 1,867 3.21 46,486 9.01
65-69 37,952 8.29 1,030 1.77 38,982 7.55
70-74 27,081 5.91 508 0.87 27,589 5.35
75-79 12,687 2.77 126 0.22 12,813 2.48
80-84 4,927 1.08 43 0.07 4,970 0.96
85+ 1,849 0.40 11 0.02 1,860 0.36
Total 458,024 100% 58,120 100% 516,144 100%

NSW drivers and riders

Table 23: Number of licences by licence class
Licence Class Number of licences % Total Female Male Gender not Specified
Rider 597,126 10% 74,124 522,965 37
Car 4,871,039 81% 2,605,010 2,265,957 72
Light rigid 93,203 2% 26,732 66,468 3
Medium rigid 134,500 2% 11,771 122,724 5
Heavy rigid 205,703 3% 10,453 195,232 18
Heavy combination 104,461 2% 1,609 102,842 10
Multi combination 25,962 0% 255 25,702 5
Total 6,031,994 100% 2,729,954 3,301,890 150
Table 24: Number of licences by age group
Age group Number of licences % Total Female Male Gender not recorded
16-19 297,167 5% 144,721 152,446
20-24 432,244 7% 206,848 225,396
25-29 502,281 8% 235,349 266,932
30-34 563,657 9% 263,037 300,620
35-39 556,536 9% 255,961 300,575
40-44 552,180 9% 252,504 299,672 4
45-49 561,864 9% 255,665 306,169 31
50-54 533,536 9% 237,424 296,078 34
55-59 529,518 9% 231,685 297,797 36
60-64 461,248 8% 200,770 260,459 20
65-69 397,404 7% 172,411 224,984 9
70-74 300,650 5% 130,373 170,266 11
75-79 181,773 3% 78,207 103,563 3
80-84 103,677 2% 43,986 59,689 2
85+ 58,258 1% 24,188 34,070
Total 6,031,994 100% 2,733,129 3,298,716 150

NSW registered vehicles

Table 25: NSW vehicles registered by usage
Vehicle usage Number of vehicles
Bus/tourist vehicle/
charter used for hire
8,562
Business general 889,686
Federal interstate trade 2,632
General private 4,529,527
Pensioner concession 830,744
Primary producer concession 115,281
Rental vehicle 21,783
Taxi 6,802
Other 24,676
Total 6,429,693
Table 26: NSW vehicle registrations by type
Group Vehicle type Number of vehicles
Heavy Bus 13,709
Domestic trailers 2,132
Goods vehicle - rigid truck 95,637
Other trailers 43,790
Passenger vehicles 7
Plant 7,938
Prime mover 21,066
Heavy total 184,279
Light Bus 9,946
Domestic trailers 871,399
Goods vehicle - rigid truck 862,654
Motorcycle 231,878
Other trailers 49,208
Panel van with windows and seats/side windows 514,595
Passenger vehicles 3,703,491
Plant 2,243
Light total 6,245,414
Combined total 6,429,693
Table 27: NSW vehicles registered by manufacture year
Year of manufacture Number of vehicles
1900-1949 3,349
1950-1959 4,822
1960-1969 19,822
1970-1979 100,473
1980-1989 277,696
1990-1999 661,728
2000 161,036
2001 169,093
2002 199,526
2003 236,896
2004 258,142
2005 278,398
2006 279,150
2007 313,095
2008 312,698
2009 295,681
2010 339,476
2011 331,230
2012 374,495
2013 393,382
2014 389,597
2015 432,244
2016 444,341
2017 153,323
Total 6,429,693
Table 28: NSW vehicles registered by motive power year
Motive power Number of vehicles % of total
Diesel 1,166,208 18.14%
Electricity 1,384 0.02%
Electricity and petrol (hybrid) 27,165 0.42%
Hydrogen 64 0.00%
Liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) 22,975 0.36%
Natural gas (compressed/liquid) 867 0.01%
Petrol 4,229,348 65.78%
Steam 165 0.00%
Uncategorised45 981,517 15.27%
Total 6,429,693 100%

Footnotes:

  1. Motive power refers to fuel type used by vehicles. Uncategorised refers to vehicles with unknown fuel types and registered trailers as part of the registered fleet.

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