Useful references

Useful references and data sources:

Here are some websites that are rich in Australian road and passenger transport data.


Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE)






In particular, there is a recent very comprehensive report Population Growth, Jobs Growth and Commuting Flows in Melbourne that has similar coverage to this blog (other cities will also be made available over time).

Australian Bureau of Statistics (links to latest releases):

AustRoads – National Performance Indicators


Victorian Department of Transport Statistics

VicRoads – Traffic Systems Performance Monitoring

New South Wales Bureau of Transport Statistics

South East Queensland: Translink publications (public transport)

2 Responses to Useful references

  1. Martin Prahran says:

    Hi ABS analysis gurus
    There is a problem in VCAT Planning cases, where partisan developer Experts quote ABS car ownership rates for ‘Flat Unit or Apartment in a 4 or more storey block’ that severly understate the true figure. They do this by including undisclosed, a significant number of Office of Housing (OOH) towers. E.g. for Melbourne-Prahran, best I can make of (shaky) Cdata analysis is that 1 bedroom rate jumps from 0.4 to 0.8 when OOH is excluded. But my analysis is generally frustrated by randomization – numbers for Melbourne-Windsor turn negative when OOH is removed!

    Big ask I know, but there is a vital need to publish proper tables from reliable, expensive ABS Tablebuilder type stats for all State Sburb names (within LGA bounds) for the real parking rates in such blocks, inclusive and exclusive of the Llandlord type of ‘State Housing Authority’.
    VCAT is digging us into a hole here!


  2. Hi, can anyone help me please. How many learner licences are issued throughout Australia annually?


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