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bilreg, Registered vehicles, car stock, car fleet, car scrap, average age of cars, vehicle types (for example bus, passenger car, motor cycle), car makes, registration of new cars, first time registration of new carsTransport and tourism, Land transport , Transport and tourism, Svalbard
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Registered vehicles

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Key figures

138 829

electric passenger cars at the beginning of 2018

Registered vehicles at the 31st of December
2017Change in per cent
2016 - 20172012 - 2017
Private cars2 719 3952.111.3
Vans470 8552.010.9
Combined vehicles19 624-13.5-49.3
Lorries73 808-1.9-7.6
Busses16 041-1.3-12.0
Tractors280 8892.110.4
Special purpose vehicles7 250-5.4-8.2
Mopeds171 998-3.6-1.6
Light motor cycles25 9454.725.9
Heavy motor cycles164 1143.128.7
Snow scooters87 9932.619.7
Trailers1 406 8283.018.1

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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.
20132 920 6535 109 056572
20142 980 2005 165 802577
20153 040 2195 213 985583
20163 100 4925 258 317590
20173 162 7145 295 619598
 
2017
Østfold175 043295 420593
Akershus407 231614 026663
Oslo368 445673 469547
Hedmark140 085196 966711
Oppland133 081189 870701
Buskerud193 418281 769686
Vestfold149 462249 058600
Telemark107 224173 391618
Aust-Agder71 581117 222611
Vest-Agder102 200186 532548
Rogaland264 038473 526558
Hordaland269 728522 539516
Sogn og Fjordane68 000110 230617
Møre og Romsdal163 317266 856612
Sør-Trøndelag (-2017)173 351320 822540
Nord-Trøndelag (-2017)87 744137 767637
Nordland144 835243 335595
Troms - Romsa97 220166 499584
Finnmark - Finnmárku45 35576 167595
Svalbard1 356....

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
 
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
20172 719 395470 85516 04173 80819 624280 8897 250171 99825 945164 11487 9931 406 828
 
2017
Østfold152 48424 0113373 20386213 40133513 8581 9399 95537786 733
Akershus343 14465 6791 88011 3671 45223 71373913 5832 69520 5591 729142 229
Oslo294 22374 8205 23714 1629825 52949711 8231 66212 3021 30070 518
Hedmark119 13821 7704874 1051 35622 7683679 9771 3098 1292 70793 317
Oppland113 41820 5254383 2571 20125 3373938 9481 4248 3322 21983 849
Buskerud164 94329 6274553 7511 07215 6344649 6231 4919 6343 54189 908
Vestfold131 97519 0143292 4847468 5281838 9301 3818 03759771 738
Telemark92 33615 8103182 25970211 3043108 4091 1336 1404 52366 848
Aust-Agder62 00010 3172431 4143627 3352266 5867663 7652 24540 517
Vest-Agder88 82914 1263511 4694259 5593839 8851 0655 6692 65351 372
Rogaland231 55435 1877864 5481 21818 81049214 4242 11914 004905100 083
Hordaland238 44434 2871 3494 5821 35116 36648813 8542 43414 6281 86693 034
Sogn og Fjordane58 19510 5592541 59668312 8202413 4665563 19769732 289
Møre og Romsdal143 57922 2464433 5391 18319 1703858 2201 5668 2461 54367 068
Sør-Trøndelag (-2017)153 37421 2981 3923 8231 04818 88837312 4601 62911 2847 15683 424
Nord-Trøndelag (-2017)77 74611 2975151 69378216 4813145 4368165 0485 90056 621
Nordland128 32819 2355392 9991 89917 0974727 0211 0257 22313 29689 834
Troms - Romsa85 77613 4445152 3991 16211 7283053 5506355 67212 33353 771
Finnmark - Finnmárku38 8237 3311451 0911 0726 3592721 8772912 21620 26933 229
Svalbard1 0862722867666211689742 137446

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
2017
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 691 859100.0480 646620 840540 143485 898332 060232 27210.5
Audi155 7895.822 30935 51732 86028 60026 33710 16610.1
Bmw156 4935.825 95541 86235 99625 14117 33410 2059.4
Chevrolet19 7320.7351 0971 2842 3843 70011 23229.7
Chrysler4 8060.21272991 1821 6591 63821.4
Citroen43 5031.65 96312 5289 8399 0124 0092 1529.6
Daihatsu3 2990.10336231 69363331714.1
Fiat9 5820.45782 8323 6374376001 49813.0
Ford169 1866.322 97645 82844 83724 08013 27518 19011.8
Honda54 8942.05 0858 41116 12713 1228 9583 19111.0
Hyundai52 7752.08 89917 03611 60210 5103 6671 0618.0
Jeep6 9900.33905221 1848092 1051 98016.3
Kia46 3231.720 79417 0494 6392 9247191984.5
Land Rover10 2460.48931 4331 4323 4742 16884613.1
Mazda67 6832.517 30517 03812 3879 4136 0355 5058.7
Mercedes-Benz165 5876.228 04331 68528 07429 13725 15323 49512.0
Mitsubishi90 6173.421 39224 67017 25412 0409 5405 7218.6
Nissan112 0844.226 41337 88517 84715 4919 0435 4057.8
Opel97 1943.610 78914 30418 71122 95918 07212 35913.0
Peugeot101 6923.815 24325 07624 12322 98711 5412 7229.2
Renault30 2001.19 0433 9713 0938 1844 4921 4179.5
Rover1 5620.100026563366426.3
Seat2 5640.12523354871 72027416.9
Skoda93 7893.524 30729 78821 94411 4176 0432906.8
Subaru53 3302.08 54311 3619 23014 1827 5562 4589.8
Suzuki56 2332.19 05810 21711 41117 6946 3891 4649.5
Saab25 7591.003284 7319 0768 0613 56316.0
Toyota344 69212.851 79467 97774 50974 59951 82223 99110.2
Volkswagen388 41214.476 35988 75579 27566 88552 19924 9399.9
Volvo218 7338.131 64654 35443 63537 94222 56028 59611.7

Table 4 
Vans currently licensed, by age and make

Vans currently licensed, by age and make
2017
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
Total470 855100.099 148120 269114 68380 07235 15821 5258.7
Audi2780.100068918321.5
Bmw920.000110334820.2
Chevrolet3 1470.72722652805873611 38224.2
Chrysler5620.12415120278745112.9
Citroen29 6316.35 2878 8848 6004 8891 5434287.7
Daihatsu2240.000005017424.4
Fiat12 2182.61 3992 9391 8222 0602 2861 71211.8
Ford47 08010.015 44112 31211 5655 3439171 5027.2
Honda2330.000479391214.6
Hyundai5 8841.23888142 0811 74374811010.5
Jeep1 5410.36443650710820022611.5
Kia1 1050.21103351292482414210.4
Land Rover2 1800.538759154025817822611.6
Mazda8030.2042430925118814.5
Mercedes-Benz33 1667.010 38110 4866 7183 2081 5777966.5
Mitsubishi14 3993.12 3702 9874 1331 7061 6581 54510.1
Nissan18 4223.92 8053 4344 6295 1301 7306949.7
Opel19 0694.02 7513 7526 3014 8929574169.2
Peugeot36 0057.69 05010 2948 3695 1572 6175187.3
Renault11 0272.32 3461 8692 4573 430848778.8
Rover1930.00000119254.7
Seat3260.1000812242116.6
Skoda4010.100063653018.5
Subaru3320.100063529127.3
Suzuki2 8540.6015911 45936244115.4
Saab470.0000438519.9
Toyota72 77415.58 88213 10120 68215 63010 3634 11610.3
Volkswagen126 10826.830 71941 52726 57017 7436 0483 5017.3
Volvo9240.267102416167130.5

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)
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
2017136 203121 38514 8184.53.118.215.2
 
2017
Østfold8 8047 7801 0245.24.317.414.5
Akershus13 43412 0211 4133.52.217.213.8
Oslo9 2528 1461 1062.81.517.213.0
Hedmark7 1486 3627865.43.618.716.2
Oppland6 4235 7626615.13.218.916.2
Buskerud8 0927 2148784.43.018.015.2
Vestfold7 0476 3077404.83.917.915.2
Telemark5 6114 9876245.53.918.015.2
Aust-Agder4 0513 5634885.84.717.614.9
Vest-Agder5 3604 7116495.34.617.714.7
Rogaland11 42710 0041 4234.44.018.015.1
Hordaland12 14510 6851 4604.54.317.715.1
Sogn og Fjordane3 3773 0203575.33.419.016.5
Møre og Romsdal7 6116 8127994.83.619.016.4
Sør-Trøndelag (-2017)8 1767 4147624.93.618.515.6
Nord-Trøndelag (-2017)4 6984 3113875.63.419.017.0
Nordland7 2276 5636645.23.519.416.9
Troms - Romsa4 3883 9943944.82.919.417.0
Finnmark - Finnmárku1 8591 6661934.42.620.117.5

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.
20152 589 834122 5664.73229264 36422 86066 29627 79818.4
20162 638 994121 4844.63801 0604 49023 18365 47526 89618.3
20172 691 859121 3854.55331 5264 93423 62763 02127 74418.2
 
2017
Audi155 7897 3864.712651756944 3992 04118.9
Bmw156 4934 4442.817642105252 5331 09518.6
Chevrolet19 7325632.94374708632621.0
Chrysler4 8061 02521.30128762930619.2
Citroen43 5033 1587.312541941 3251 19937415.9
Daihatsu3 29938711.703211011887417.9
Fiat9 5825185.4215301542269117.4
Ford169 1868 3574.9331424302 2514 0181 48317.3
Honda54 8942 4874.5213782461 59455419.0
Hyundai52 7752 5444.811681289421 07731816.0
Jeep6 9903565.10012713420320.8
Kia46 3238491.82844663263127314.6
Land Rover10 2464404.30312982903717.1
Mazda67 6834 6656.917382151 3221 9751 09818.0
Mercedes-Benz165 5878 3595.022491607124 8872 52919.9
Mitsubishi90 6174 8505.429671627682 5081 31618.5
Nissan112 0844 4674.043601429642 2061 05218.1
Opel97 19410 20710.56442761 8825 6892 31018.3
Peugeot101 6926 6996.629974222 5792 92165116.0
Renault30 2003 54111.720191751 4701 60924815.9
Rover1 56226917.2000611832518.1
Seat2 56472328.20001195129217.7
Skoda93 7892 3862.529812067381 2745815.1
Subaru53 3302 1294.0630682421 29149218.7
Suzuki56 2332 2804.116351764451 41918916.8
Saab25 7592 4219.401544611 41449118.5
Toyota344 69211 3863.3631864951 6785 5393 42518.7
Volkswagen388 41216 8004.3572156292 2699 7723 85818.4
Volvo218 7336 3292.932782387992 6232 55920.3

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.
2015450 38513 2352.915.5
2016461 49813 3972.915.3
2017470 85514 8183.115.2
 
2017
Audi2783111.221.1
Bmw9266.520.3
Chevrolet3 147491.623.8
Chrysler5626912.317.2
Citroen29 6311 5325.213.8
Fiat12 2182592.113.9
Ford47 0801 6843.613.2
Hyundai5 8844948.414.4
Isuzu7 278420.618.5
Iveco2 184833.814.1
Jeep1 541503.222.1
Kia1 10519717.815.6
Land Rover2 180221.015.7
Mazda803556.821.9
Mercedes-Benz33 1665521.715.3
Mitsubishi14 3995804.019.9
Nissan18 4228594.714.3
Opel19 0699665.114.0
Peugeot36 0052 0675.714.5
Renault11 0279108.313.9
Seat32614343.917.0
Skoda40114435.918.3
Ssangyong2 678461.713.5
Subaru3326419.327.6
Suzuki2 8541515.320.9
Toyota72 7741 0721.517.0
Volkswagen126 1082 3611.916.0
Volvo924465.025.2

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

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Responsible division

Division for Energy, Environmental and Transport 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