Press release: 12.189
Stock of motor vehicles 2019 increases to nearly 7.00 million; for the first time more than 5 million passenger cars
More than one fifth of passenger cars are registered in Lower Austria, highest density in Burgenland
In Lower Austria, 1 102 464 passenger cars (share: 21.9%)
were registered, followed by Upper Austria (947 293; share: 18.8%), Styria
(767 561; share: 15.2%) and Vienna (714 960; share: 14.2%). With 198 772
registered passenger cars and a market share of 3.9%, the Burgenland
reported the lowest stock. Increases occurred in all Austrian Länder,
the highest in Upper Austria
With 675 passenger cars per 1 000 inhabitants, Burgenland had the highest level of motorisation, followed by Lower Austria (654), Carinthia (648), Upper Austria (636), Styria (616) and Salzburg (567). The Austrian Länder Tyrol and Vorarlberg (each 544) and Vienna (374) were below the Austrian average of 566 passenger cars per 1 000 inhabitants (provisional population stock on 1 January 2020).
Diesel cars remain rather stable; petrol cars
The number of passenger cars with a diesel-drive decreased
by 0.1% to 2.77 million (2018:
Related to the total vehicle stock in the respective Austrian Länder, Carinthia (57.0%) as well as Burgenland and Upper Austria (each 56.8%) showed the highest share of diesel-driven passenger cars, while in Vorarlberg the most petrol-driven (46.2%) and electric driven (1.0%) passenger cars were observed. Vienna had the highest share regarding hybrid cars (1.8%) and also ranked first concerning the absolute number (13 114 passenger cars).
Two-thirds of the ten most popular passenger car makes
The following ten passenger car makes recorded the
highest stocks: VW (1 026 451;
285 606 of the 5.04 million passenger cars were registered for the first time in 2019, irrespective of the initial registration's origin (Austria or abroad). More than one third of the passenger car stock (40.0% or 2.02 million passenger cars) was registered before 2010, and is thus older than ten years.
For more detailed results and further information concerning statistics of motor vehicles please refer to our website.
on methods, definitions: Motor vehicle statistics (registrations
of new and used vehicles as well as the stock of vehicles) are secondary
statistics, compiled on the basis of daily data files sent to Statistics Austria
by Austria’s association of insurance companies (VVO). VVO, in turn,
receives data by the insurances’ registrations offices, responsible
for registrations, de-registrations and rectifications of motor vehicles
Within motor vehicle statistics, all motor vehicles, once nationally or internationally registered, are levied, irrespective of the registration’s duration.
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