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The statistics give key information on the vehicle stock and passenger cars and light vans scrapped for a refund.

Registered vehicles

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Key figures

2 %

increase in the number of passenger cars from 2015 to 2016

Registered vehicles at the 31st of December
2016Change in per cent
2015 - 20162011 - 2016
Private cars2 662 9102.012.1
Vans461 4982.512.4
Combined vehicles22 693-14.7-47.7
Lorries75 238-2.4-6.1
Busses16 258-2.5-15.5
Tractors275 1572.310.3
Special purpose vehicles7 667-0.8-3.9
Mopeds178 3820.13.8
Light motor cycles24 7925.525.4
Heavy motor cycles159 2184.429.7
Snow scooters85 7994.520.9
Trailers1 365 4643.518.9

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Table 1 
Stock of vehicles and population, by county

Stock of vehicles and population, by county1
Stock of vehiclesPopulation 1 January the following yearNumber of cars per 1000 people
1Including private cars (excl. ambulances) and vans with a total weight less than 3.5 tonnes. People in Norwegian settlements on Svalbard are normally registered as residents of a Norwegian municipality.
20122 856 5725 051 275566
20132 920 6535 109 056572
20142 980 2005 165 802577
20153 040 2195 213 985583
20163 100 4925 258 317590
 
2016
Østfold171 620292 893586
Akershus393 752604 368652
Oslo362 311666 759543
Hedmark136 886196 190698
Oppland130 210189 479687
Buskerud188 397279 714674
Vestfold146 480247 048593
Telemark106 198173 307613
Aust-Agder70 378116 673603
Vest-Agder100 542184 116546
Rogaland261 550472 024554
Hordaland266 084519 963512
Sogn og Fjordane66 517110 266603
Møre og Romsdal160 633266 274603
Sør-Trøndelag170 484317 363537
Nord-Trøndelag85 819137 233625
Nordland141 727242 866584
Troms - Romsa95 310165 632575
Finnmark - Finnmárku44 25576 149581
Svalbard1 339....

Table 2 
Registered vehicles by the 31st of December, by type of vehicle and county

Registered vehicles by the 31st of December, by type of vehicle and county
Private carsVansBusesLorriesCombined vehiclesTractorsSpecial purpose vehiclesMopedsLight motor cyclesHeavy motor cyclesSnow scootersTrailers
19901 613 037164 73821 22274 65168 910205 0266 153137 5854 78825 58135 551566 882
20001 851 929233 24836 68676 224104 868220 1359 069115 8928 78576 88748 305702 565
 
20142 555 443441 96717 11178 66830 247263 8667 802177 50222 115145 53477 5281 273 243
20152 610 352450 38516 66877 12026 605269 0137 726178 23523 509152 53182 1231 319 772
20162 662 910461 49816 25875 23822 693275 1577 667178 38224 792159 21885 7991 365 464
 
2016
Østfold149 10623 7473423 2801 04013 20435414 3171 8379 44635584 256
Akershus331 91863 2211 88411 5561 77723 08376114 4572 67719 8221 676138 027
Oslo288 46174 3385 21114 4971 1985 57156712 4371 67511 9171 25768 921
Hedmark116 40721 1704954 1141 52722 46338410 1831 2377 7552 55590 756
Oppland110 79320 1334573 3391 38925 0604179 0651 3577 9972 14581 352
Buskerud160 78828 6574693 8291 23415 28248710 1041 4269 3453 49987 124
Vestfold128 93718 8363532 5208668 4602019 4581 2777 79255869 794
Telemark91 34915 6923212 37081610 9963198 6451 0915 8884 45064 972
Aust-Agder60 88810 1352651 4274367 0962336 7237513 6672 19239 006
Vest-Agder87 22813 9963631 4774879 36439810 3011 0115 5042 63849 826
Rogaland229 04334 9298464 6541 41218 57653015 1142 03913 78090097 534
Hordaland235 07533 6061 3854 5731 66416 03449414 5332 29514 1641 81989 518
Sogn og Fjordane56 96010 2202651 64676612 6272533 4845453 11168031 037
Møre og Romsdal140 86221 8834933 6421 35018 9144238 5271 4578 0451 52364 943
Sør-Trøndelag150 84720 7651 2693 8221 20218 36838512 7531 53111 1486 85781 348
Nord-Trøndelag76 00410 9675501 78188116 0883325 5217394 9155 69955 296
Nordland125 27618 8186103 0792 09316 6995087 2139647 13513 02986 972
Troms - Romsa83 92813 1214862 4521 33311 2873193 6065925 52012 09752 182
Finnmark - Finnmárku37 9477 0161691 1081 1555 9222901 8682832 19719 72532 163
Svalbard1 0932482572676312738702 145437

Table 3 
Number of private cars currently licensed, by age and make. Average vehicle age

Number of private cars currently licensed, by age and make. Average vehicle age1
2016
Stock of private cars 31 DecemberShareAgeAverage age
Under 4 years old4 - 7 years old8 - 11 years old12 - 15 years old16 - 20 years oldOver 20 years old
1Excl. ambulances.
Total2 638 994100.0464 514611 994528 492462 703347 123224 16810.6
Audi155 5505.921 77937 01332 09027 51828 0789 07210.0
Bmw152 3575.827 94340 44333 96022 10619 0248 8819.2
Chevrolet19 7920.74237152 0602 2133 75310 62828.8
Chrysler5 6820.20484381 3942 2161 58620.2
Citroen44 3721.76 66213 3048 6829 8533 7262 1459.5
Daihatsu3 6670.101181 52095472834713.5
Fiat9 8760.47963 9322 1946836961 57512.8
Ford171 0596.524 59250 78038 78423 84013 90219 16111.6
Honda56 2502.15 8968 91017 28311 9859 7332 44310.6
Hyundai50 8171.97 23518 90010 1899 9643 5589718.0
Jeep7 1970.35463481 1937172 5941 79915.9
Kia39 6961.517 65014 3284 2632 4178621764.5
Land Rover10 0910.44821 5762 2243 0571 99975312.9
Mazda68 2632.619 34113 68712 7739 0757 5745 8138.9
Mercedes-Benz162 9536.224 20331 68328 57427 72827 47923 28612.3
Mitsubishi87 1663.320 51623 16215 13011 59211 3515 4158.7
Nissan106 2014.029 31729 97016 24316 2809 2875 1047.8
Opel103 3583.99 80615 68020 12823 71320 98913 04213.1
Peugeot103 4553.916 48925 87523 39124 33610 7212 6439.1
Renault29 7761.16 8163 0314 6949 0234 8191 39310.5
Rover1 8320.100141078863324.2
Seat3 2470.1826451 0581 85026016.2
Skoda87 1523.322 86329 31618 77610 2965 6782236.7
Subaru53 3572.08 82912 09510 69411 6368 1211 9829.5
Suzuki55 0682.18 88210 05315 81712 5956 8568659.3
Saab28 2841.117276 8949 1038 2423 31715.3
Toyota338 00112.850 25769 31574 80372 24750 26921 11010.1
Volkswagen380 60514.475 16787 49675 51563 44954 47024 5089.9
Volvo213 1278.131 68755 20341 09134 79822 15928 18911.6

Table 4 
Vans currently licensed, by age and make

Vans currently licensed, by age and make
2016
Stock of vans 31 DecemberShareAgeAverage age
Under 4 years old4 - 7 years old8 - 11 years old12 - 15 years old16 - 20 years oldOver 20 years old
Total461 498100.093 624120 152125 23867 47034 39120 6238.6
Audi3380.10001411221220.6
Bmw1080.000122463918.9
Chevrolet2 9770.62312723395023391 29423.9
Chrysler7000.22622256247955412.2
Citroen29 3246.45 0099 9608 0194 4341 5283747.6
Daihatsu2580.100007718123.8
Fiat12 1532.61 5083 0071 7662 2392 0451 58811.4
Ford43 9029.514 25810 97411 8984 2959511 5267.3
Honda2870.1009281112213.5
Hyundai6 8621.54491 0593 0351 4987141079.9
Jeep1 8320.41054087786427120610.8
Kia1 3020.31063362212953103410.3
Land Rover2 2580.521279864020118422311.6
Mazda8650.2081462369619014.2
Mercedes-Benz30 3026.69 0689 5306 7452 6821 5657126.6
Mitsubishi15 5013.42 5003 6704 2981 4581 9801 5959.9
Nissan18 6194.02 4163 4176 3664 1661 4897659.5
Opel19 4334.22 7164 1947 4084 1445644078.8
Peugeot35 0087.68 30210 4738 0664 7553 0233897.4
Renault11 3072.52 1221 7443 5863 025737938.7
Rover1980.00000119753.5
Seat4670.10001932551915.8
Skoda5180.1000104931517.5
Subaru3670.100066729426.2
Suzuki3 5420.8011 73997137245914.1
Saab630.0000850517.9
Toyota73 45415.98 17715 32322 01214 14610 1843 61210.1
Volkswagen119 28325.829 79339 10927 20514 2535 5153 4087.1
Volvo9890.250103621968329.9

Table 5 
Vehicles scrapped for refund, by county

Vehicles scrapped for refund, by county
TotalPrivate carsVansPrivate cars (share of the number of vehicles in the group)Vans (share of the number of vehicles in the group)Private cars (average age when discarded)Vans (average age when discarded)
2012117 578107 37310 2054.42.418.115.0
2013150 905137 23913 6665.53.118.415.4
2014144 385130 96613 4195.23.018.515.6
2015135 801122 56613 2354.72.918.415.5
2016134 881121 48413 3974.62.918.315.3
 
2016
Østfold8 8757 8591 0165.34.317.614.7
Akershus13 47712 0751 4023.72.217.314.1
Oslo9 3748 3551 0192.91.417.312.8
Hedmark7 3826 6597235.83.418.615.9
Oppland6 1485 5575915.02.919.116.7
Buskerud7 7877 0077804.42.718.015.3
Vestfold6 9916 3066854.93.618.115.1
Telemark5 5705 0315395.63.418.115.1
Aust-Agder3 8563 4404165.74.118.015.3
Vest-Agder4 8744 3395355.03.817.914.9
Rogaland11 0289 8461 1824.33.418.015.0
Hordaland12 16910 8761 2934.73.817.915.0
Sogn og Fjordane3 3903 0073835.33.719.217.2
Møre og Romsdal7 3626 6886744.83.118.916.3
Sør-Trøndelag8 0187 3786404.93.118.715.9
Nord-Trøndelag4 5104 1993115.62.819.216.6
Nordland7 6176 9246935.63.719.717.6
Troms - Romsa4 5294 1903395.12.619.617.8
Finnmark - Finnmárku1 8911 7201714.62.420.418.8

Table 6 
Private cars scrapped for refund, by make

Private cars scrapped for refund, by make1
Registered private carsScrapped, totalShare of the stockUnder 4 years old4 - 7 years old8 - 11 years old12 - 15 years old16 - 20 years oldOver 20 years oldAverage age when scrapped
1Excl. ambulances.
20142 538 233130 9665.23311 0064 20324 57470 05630 79618.5
20152 589 834122 5664.73229264 36422 86066 29627 79818.4
20162 638 994121 4844.63801 0604 49023 18365 47526 89618.3
 
2016
Audi155 5506 9884.512391566754 2761 83018.9
Bmw152 3574 2682.811491554402 5061 10718.9
Chevrolet19 7924202.1316797326722.0
Chrysler5 6821 21221.30139692918318.7
Citroen44 3723 0036.87292101 3441 13028315.9
Daihatsu3 66739410.702161161709017.7
Fiat9 8765145.2010202052186117.1
Ford171 0598 6145.034893562 6253 9461 56417.6
Honda56 2502 4544.4714632351 54658918.8
Hyundai50 8172 5765.112451409111 26919916.0
Jeep7 1973374.71141715216220.1
Kia39 6968782.21817863963352614.7
Land Rover10 0913883.811161142411516.0
Mazda68 2634 9477.211251701 0692 3641 30818.5
Mercedes-Benz162 9538 1955.017431348374 5212 64320.0
Mitsubishi87 1665 2426.017451347732 9621 31118.5
Nissan106 2015 0204.734371119092 8011 12818.2
Opel103 35811 08910.710412901 9166 5442 28818.3
Peugeot103 4556 2436.025734782 2712 77062616.0
Renault29 7763 79312.7782211 4861 82224916.1
Rover1 83229816.3004672091817.6
Seat3 24770221.60021864645017.0
Skoda87 1522 0482.318621706791 0932615.0
Subaru53 3572 0033.8731552201 22146918.6
Suzuki55 0682 2634.111241464761 46314316.7
Saab28 2842 3868.403595181 34546118.4
Toyota338 00110 8423.2371284171 3945 5643 30219.0
Volkswagen380 60516 5124.3541255012 09210 1983 54218.5
Volvo213 1276 4833.019722107192 8992 56420.5

Table 7 
Vans scrapped for refund, by make

Vans scrapped for refund, by make1
Registered vansVans scrapped for refundShare of the stockAverage age when scrapped
1Comprise vans with total weight less than 3.5 tons.
2014441 96713 4193.015.6
2015450 38513 2352.915.5
2016461 49813 3972.915.3
 
2016
Audi338278.019.4
Bmw1081413.019.6
Chevrolet2 977521.723.7
Chrysler700639.016.7
Citroen29 3241 4665.013.6
Fiat12 1532372.014.1
Ford43 9021 2422.813.7
Hyundai6 8625377.814.4
Isuzu6 653250.420.9
Iveco2 055763.714.7
Jeep1 832422.320.3
Kia1 30225519.615.0
Land Rover2 258221.015.9
Mazda865546.221.6
Mercedes-Benz30 3025741.914.9
Mitsubishi15 5016043.919.7
Nissan18 6194752.616.8
Opel19 4338584.414.0
Peugeot35 0081 7825.114.0
Renault11 3077726.813.5
Seat46716334.916.1
Skoda51820138.817.2
Ssangyong3 042351.210.4
Subaru3678723.725.8
Suzuki3 5421283.620.1
Toyota73 4541 0211.416.5
Volkswagen119 2832 2981.916.1
Volvo989444.425.1

About the statistics

The purpose of the statistics is to show the structure and development of the vehicle fleet, including the number of vehicles by manufacturer and fuel type. The statistics also provide information on the average age of owners of passenger cars and vans and on the number of cars that are scrapped under the refund scheme.

Definitions

Definitions of the main concepts and variables

Carrying capacity

Carrying capacity is the differnce between the maximum permissible weight of the vehicle and the sum of the unladen weight of the vehicle and the weight of driver (75 kg).

Total weight of the vehicle

The maximum permissible weight of the vehicle included people and goods.

Combined vehicle

Vehicle mainly with the purpose of transporting passengers and goods, and with at least one row of seats behind the driver's seat and a complete, solid wall between driver's-/passengers room and the room or platform for goods.

Other lorries

Cover recovery vehicles, concrete-mixer lorries, cesspool emptiers, refuse collection trucks, refrigerator vehicles etc.

County/municipality

Distribution on region refers to the address of the owner of the vehicle as registered in The Register of Vehicles at the Directorate of Public Roads. This is not always corresponding with the county/municipality where the vehicle is in use. This applies particularly to vehicles owned by a leasing company.

 

Standard classifications

The vehicle groups are given in the Database for Standard Classifications and defined in the Norwegian regulation for vehicles.

Administrative information

Name and topic

Name: Registered vehicles
Topic: Transport and tourism

Next release

Responsible division

Transport, tourism and ICT statistics

Regional level

County or municipality.

Frequency and timeliness

Frequency: Annual

Timeliness: The statistics on registered vehicles refers to 31 December, while the statistics on cars scrapped for refund is a sum for the calendar year. The statistics is published 15-17 weeks after the end of the year.

International reporting

Not relevant

Microdata

Encrypted production data are stored at micro level.

Background

Background and purpose

The purpose is to provide information about the stock of vehicles and about the number of cars that have been scrapped through the refund programme introduced on 1st May 1978.

The statistics on registered goods vehicles were disused in 2003 but some of the tables are continued here. The statistics on cars scrapped for refund were established in 1985 and as from 2007 it was published together with the statistics on registered vehicles.

Users and applications

The statistics are used by environmental authorities and organisations, professional organisations and others interested in information about the age and structure of the stock of vehicles in Norway. There is a great deal of interest in statistics describing the stock of vehicles, especially from people dealing with traffic safety and environmental issues. The statistics also provide an important basis for estimating domestic transport performances.

Equal treatment of users

No external users have access to the statistics and analyses before they are published and accessible simultaneously for all users on ssb.no at 08 am. Prior to this, a minimum of three months' advance notice is given in the Statistics Release Calendar. This is one of Statistics Norway’s key principles for ensuring that all users are treated equally.

Coherence with other statistics

Figures on the stock of passenger cars distributed on municipality are published in KOSTRA (Transport).

Key figures for first registration of passenger cars are published monthly as part of business cycles indicators .

Some main tables are published in Statistical Yearbook .

Legal authority

Statistics Act Sections 2-1, 3-2 (Administrative registers).

EEA reference

Not relevant

Production

Population

The statistics on registered vehicles cover vehicles with mounted number plates as of 31 December. It cover vehicles with all kinds of Norwegian number plates except trade plates.

The statistics on cars scrapped for refund cover private cars and vans with a total weight of less than 3.5 tonnes.

Data sources and sampling

The Register of Vehicles at the Directorate of Public Roads and vehicle refund data from the Directorate of Customs and Excise. The Register of Vehicles contains technical and other information about vehicle stocks in Norway. The vehicle refund data contain information on the number of scrapped vehicles as well as the scrapping date. Via the number plates of the scrapped vehicles it is possible to obtain valuable information on the specific vehicles removed from traffic.

 

 

Collection of data, editing and estimations

Data file from The Register of Vehicles at the Directorate of Public Roads covering a situational report on the 31st of December

Data file from the Directorate of Customs and Excise covering the total summary of vehicles scrapped for refund during the last calendar year.

The results are checked against the numbers published by the Directorate of Public Roads.

The statistics are estimated by counting vehicles fulfilling the given criteria. For private cars and vans the average age is estimated.

Seasonal adjustment

Not relevant

Confidentiality

Not relevant

Comparability over time and space

For the statistics on cars scrapped for refund comparable statistics are given back to 1985. Figures for scrapped vehicles 1999-2003 have been corrected. Previously these tables included vehicles where the numberplate had been dismounted in the last six years. From 2004 all tables include vehicles where the numberplate had been dismounted after 1977.

Accuracy and reliability

Sources of error and uncertainty

Mistakes may occur when registration information is punched at the time of registration of new vehicles or re-registration of already registered vehicles.

Loading of data in the AUTOSYS-database is done via online connection, and problems with delayed registration are considered as minimal.

In evaluating the material, the makes' market share over time should be taken into consideration. It must also be emphasized that the average age of scrapped vehicles of different makes cannot necessarily be used as an estimate of the age of the corresponding vehicles manufactured today.

 

Revision

Not relevant

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