Cars licensed in New Zealand
By license period, Dec 2016–Dec 2018, thousands
Licensing: The process of issuing a licence to a vehicle to allow it to be used on the road. Vehicles are licensed after they are registered: the vehicle owner pays a licensing fee, and a licence label is attached to the vehicle. It is referred to as 'rego' but is not to be confused with registration (the addition of a vehicle's details to the Motor Vehicle Register and the issuing of number plates).
Cars: Passenger cars and vans not used as taxis or rentals.
Rental cars: Passenger cars and vans used for rental.
Taxis: Passenger cars and vans used as taxi or commercial passenger service.
Trucks: Goods vans/trucks/utility vans.
Trailers (including caravans): Trailer/caravans, and trailers not designed for highway use.
Exempt vehicles: Agricultural machines, mobile machines,ATVs and any other vehicles under exempt Class A and exempt class B (https://nzta.govt.nz/assets/resources/factsheets/27/docs/27-exempt.pdf)
All vehicles with no current "rego" are excluded.
Data provided by
Transport Vehicle Registrations Data: Motor Vehicles Currently Licensed by Type (Monthly) December 2018
How to find the data
At URL provided, select ‘Industry sectors > Transport - TPT > Motor Vehicles Currently Licensed by Type (Monthly)'.
Only the following 13 variables were selected to create this dataset: Cars, Rental Cars, Trailers (including Caravans), Motor Cycles, Mopeds, Miscellaneous (Including Tractors), Exempt Vehicles, Taxis, Omnibuses and Service Coaches, Tractors (Starts October 1993), Trucks (Starts November 1995), Total Trade Plates Issued (Start Jan 1998.) and Total All Vehicles.
Import & extraction details
From the dataset Transport Vehicle Registrations Data: Motor Vehicles Currently Licensed by Type (Monthly) December 2018, this data was extracted:
- Rows: 4-375
- Columns: 2-40
- Provided: 14,508 data points
This data forms the table Transport - Motor vehicles currently licensed by type (Monthly) Jan 1988–Dec 2018.
Dataset originally released on:
January 18, 2019
Method of collection/Data provider
This dataset was compiled based on information collected and administered by NZTA.