Vehicle registrations - Australia. September of 2016

Drop in number of Australians car registrations

In September, vehicle registrations in Australia grew by 3.20% with respect to September of 2015. In total, 1,179,652 cars were registered and 1,179,652 new cars were sold in the last twelve months, 3.20% more than the year before.

The breakdown of car sales figures for the month of September is:

  • Commercial vehicles sold: 686,695, 10.23% more than in September of 2015.
  • Passenger cars regitrations: 42,076, which represents a figure of 8.70% less than in September of 2015.

Australia is among the ten countries where the greatest number of cars have been registered in the last year, in ranking of 36 countries based on number of vehicle registrations.

A very useful variable for estimating the level of economic wealth enjoyed by Australians residents, when compared to the other countries in the ranking, is the number of vehicles sold or registered per thousand residents in the last year. With annual sales of 49.28 cars per 1,000 residents, 49.28 of them in the last month, Australia, occupies 6th place, so, compared to the other countries in the ranking, its population has a good standard of living.

As can be seen, the number of registrations per thousand residents has grown in the last year. The increase in this figure is positive, as it generally indicates improved public confidence in the country's economy.

Changes in Australian vehicle registration numbers are shown in the tables below. As several studies indicate, these changes are very much related to changes in GDP and, hence, to a country's economic situation. Sales have grown since 2006, as 961,309 were produced that year as have the number of registrations per thousand residents, which that year numbered 47.33.

Here we show you the progression of vehicle registrations in Australia. You can see car registrations in other countries in en vehicle registrations and see all the economic information about Australia in en Australian economy.

Australia - New motor vehicle registrations
DateCommercial vehicles MonthPassengers vehicles MonthMonthly vehicle salesMonthly Vehicles/ 1,000 p.Commercial vehicles YearPassengers vehicles YearAnnual vehicle salesAnnual Vehicles/ 1,000 p.
< 2015
September 201660,62042,076102,6964.29686,695492,9571,179,65249.28
August 201655,96438,94594,9093.96681,383496,9651,178,34849.22
July 201653,29838,03391,3313.81675,451498,6931,174,14449.05
June 201674,73753,832128,5695.37673,041502,0801,175,12149.09
May 201658,45038,22296,6724.04667,768504,6341,172,40248.97
April 201650,90036,67187,5713.66662,053507,0041,169,05748.83
March 201660,86043,652104,5124.37657,794505,3481,163,14248.59
February 201656,88539,55896,4434.03653,803509,8811,163,68448.61
January 201649,15935,21484,3733.52646,567511,0981,157,66548.36
December 201555,44444,17299,6164.16639,725515,6831,155,40848.26
November 201556,91341,72698,6394.18636,039516,5621,152,60148.81
October 201553,46540,85694,3213.99628,295517,8991,146,19448.54
Australia - New motor vehicle registrations