The International Road Assessment Programme
International Transport Statistics Database

Transport in Australia

Description Value
Land Area
7,741,220km
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Population
20,190,000
Lengths of Roads
812,972km
Length of Railways
32,541km
GDP per person
$19,056

Transport in Australia is a highly significant part of the infrastructure of the economy, with large distances between populated areas and a very low population density. Both the road and rail networks are extensive. Australia has one of the lowest populations of the countries in the Transport Statistics Programme at 20 million, second smallest only to the Czech Republic. It has the highest percentage of its population resident in the urban areas


Distance Travelled in Australia

At nearly 13,000 kilometres, the distance travelled per person per year by car or similar motor vehicle is amongst the highest of all the countries included in the database, surpassed only by the USA and Canada.

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Further Information

The information that you see above is just a sample of what we have available in the Transport Statistics Database. Additional information can be accessed using the Table & Graph Builder. Data about Australia can be found in the following data sets:

  • Demographic & Infrastructure
  • Energy & Emissions
  • Safety
  • Traffic & Travel
  • Vehicle Stock


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Published Date: 13 April 2008

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