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Appendices

9.3 Appendix 3: Driver, vehicle and maritime statistics

NSW Maritime information

Table 16: NSW Maritime information by year
Outputs 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16
General boat driving licences (not including personal watercraft licences) 445,436 443,596 444,141 447,752 458,035
Personalised watercraft (PWC) driving licences 41,369 42,202 44,985 48,341 54,564
Recreational vessel registrations (not including personal watercraft registrations) 217,511 218,950 221,276 221,007 225,657
Personalised watercraft registrations 9,123 9,666 10,502 11,234 12,480
Aquatic licences issued 711 722 710 811 720
Environmental assessments for mooring and aquatic licences 3,153 2,784 2,967 1,422 2,680
Boating fatalities per 100,000 registered vessels (recreational and commercial) 8.1 11.3 2.9 6.7 4.6
Safety compliance rate: recreational vessels, including personalised watercraft (percentage) 90.8 91.0 90.8 91.2 88.96
Safety compliance rate: commercial vessels (percentage) 93.9 93.1 92.6 85.1 82.04

NSW boat licences

Table 17: NSW boat licences by class
Licence class No. of licences % of total
General boat licence 458,035 89
Personalised watercraft licence 54,564 11
Total 512,599 100
Table 18: Number of Maritime licences opted in to a combined licence card
Licence class No. of licences % of total
General boat licence 41,928 9
Personalised watercraft licence 4,225 8
Table 19: NSW boat licence holders by gender
General boat licences PWC licences Total boat licences
Gender No. of Licences % of total No. of licences % of total No. of licences % of total
Female 64,612 14.1 8,833 16.2 73,445 14.3
Male 386,610 84.4 43,894 80.4 430,504 84.0
Gender not recorded 6,813 1.5 1,837 3.4 8,650 1.7
Table 20: NSW boat licence holders by age
General boat licences PWC licences Total boat licences
Age group No. of licences % of total No. of licences % of total No. of licences % of total
12-16 5,235 1.14 1,492 2.73 6,727 1.31
17-19 7,128 1.56 2,124 3.89 9,252 1.80
20-24 17,347 3.79 5,456 10.00 22,803 4.45
25-29 23,767 5.19 6,434 11.79 30,201 5.89
30-34 30,364 6.63 6,809 12.48 37,173 7.25
35-39 37,059 8.09 6,697 12.27 43,756 8.54
40-44 49,133 10.73 7,403 13.57 56,536 11.03
45-49 54,080 11.81 6,597 12.09 60,677 11.84
50-54 55,299 12.07 5,106 9.36 60,405 11.78
55-59 52,774 11.52 3,244 5.95 56,018 10.93
60-64 43,754 9.55 1,650 3.02 45,404 8.86
65-69 38,846 8.48 988 1.81 39,834 7.77
70-74 24,729 5.40 408 0.75 25,137 4.90
75-79 11,968 2.61 114 0.21 12,082 2.36
80-84 4,700 1.03 34 0.06 4,734 0.92
85+ 1,852 0.40 8 0.01 1,860 0.36
Total 458,035 100 54,564 100 512,599 100

NSW drivers and riders

Table 21: NSW drivers and riders by age group as of June 2016
Age group No. of licences % of total
16-19 294,897 5.4
20-24 422,122 7.8
25-29 466,196 8.6
30-34 514,358 9.5
35-39 494,759 9.1
40-44 505,254 9.3
45-49 484,480 8.9
50-54 474,469 8.7
55-59 449,608 8.3
60-64 390,977 7.2
65-69 351,702 6.5
70-74 250,584 4.6
75-79 165,556 3.1
80-84 97,168 1.8
Over 84 62,713 1.2
Total 5,424,843 100
Table 22: NSW drivers and riders by gender as of June 2016
Age group No. of licences % of total
Female 2,634,743 49
Male 2,790,016 51
Gender not recorded 84 0
Total 5,424,843 100
Table 23: NSW drivers and riders by licence class as of June 2016
Licence class No. of licences % of total
C 4,855,090 81
HC 105,700 2
HR 205,052 3
LR 94,157 2
MC 25,280 0
MR 134,722 2
R 589,395 10
Total 6,009,396 100

NSW registered vehicles

Table 24: NSW vehicles registered by usage as of June 2016
Vehicle usage No. of vehicles
Bus/tourist vehicle/charter used for hire 8,056
Business general 843,620
Federal interstate trade 2,869
General private 4,504,822
Pensioner concession 851,427
Primary producer concession 118,912
Rental vehicle 20,342
Taxi 6,921
Other 142,518
Total 6,499,487
Table 25: NSW vehicle registrations by type as of June 2016
Group Vehicle type No. of vehicles
Heavy Bus 13,646
Domestic trailers 2,144
Goods vehicle - rigid truck 98,591
Other trailers 48,673
Passenger vehicles 11
Plant 8,191
Prime mover 24,118
Heavy total 195,374
Light Articulated vehicles 2
Bus 9,834
Domestic trailers 885,913
Goods vehicle - rigid truck 851,375
Motorcycle 239,783
Other trailers 47,440
Panel van with windows and seats/side windows 541,077
Passenger vehicles 3,726,141
Plant 2,543
Prime mover 5
Light total 6,304,113
Combined total 6,499,487
Table 26: NSW vehicles registered by manufacture year as of June 2016
Year of manufacture No. of vehicles
1900-1949 3,953
1950-1959 5,675
1960-1969 23,874
1970-1979 116,658
1980-1989 315,027
1990-1999 818,390
2000 189,255
2001 195,100
2002 226,154
2003 262,645
2004 281,973
2005 300,362
2006 298,085
2007 331,640
2008 328,980
2009 310,173
2010 354,463
2011 345,477
2012 388,306
2013 406,021
2014 399,420
2015 432,841
2016 164,986
Unknown 29
Total 6,499,487

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