2009 Canadian Vehicle Survey Summary Report

Contents

Executive summary
  1. Chapter 1Canada's on-road vehicle fleet
    1. Number and age of vehicles
    2. Vehicle-kilometres
    3. Fuel consumption
  2. Chapter 2Geographic analysis
    1. Composition of the on-road vehicle fleet in Canada’s provinces and territories
    2. Variation in the distance travelled among regions
    3. Provincial fuel consumption rates
  3. Chapter 3Light vehicles
    1. Number of light vehicles by body type
    2. Passenger-kilometres
    3. Vehicle-kilometres
    4. Age of light vehicles
    5. Light vehicle fuel consumption rate by gender of driver
  4. Chapter 4Medium and heavy trucks
    1. Medium and heavy truck distance travelled
    2. Medium and heavy truck configuration
    3. Medium and heavy truck trip purpose
    4. Medium and heavy truck activity
    5. Age of medium and heavy trucks
    6. Medium and heavy truck fuel consumption rate

List of annexes

  • Annex ANotes about data quality and interpretation of results
  • Annex BScope and methodology of the Canadian Vehicle Survey
    • General description
    • Survey design
    • Data collection
    • Data edit and imputation
    • Response rate
    • Estimates and quality indicators
  • Annex CData tables of figures from the 2009 Canadian Vehicle Survey
  • Annex DGlossary

List of figures and tables

Figures

  1. Share of households in Canada by number of owned/leased vehicles, 2007
  2. Share of vehicles in Canada by vehicle type, 2000 and 2009
  3. Age of vehicle fleets by vehicle type, 2009
  4. Vehicle-kilometres travelled by vehicle type, 2000 to 2009
  5. Canadian average weekly retail price of regular gasoline, 2007 to 2009
  6. Quarterly vehicle-kilometres travelled by light vehicles, 2007 to 2009
  7. Fuel consumption rate by vehicle type and fuel type, 2005 and 2009
  8. When last motor vehicle was purchased/leased, importance of fuel efficiency in decision, by number of motor vehicles owned/leased, 2007
  9. Number of vehicles in Canada by region, 2000 and 2009
  10. Number of light vehicles per household by jurisdiction, 2009
  11. Average distance travelled by light vehicles by jurisdiction, 2000 and 2009
  12. Occupancy rate of light vehicles by jurisdiction, 2009
  13. Share of body type of light vehicles by jurisdiction, 2009
  14. Average distance travelled by medium trucks by jurisdiction, 2009
  15. Average distance travelled by heavy trucks by jurisdiction, 2009
  16. Fuel consumption rate of gasoline-powered light vehicles by jurisdiction, 2009
  17. Diesel consumption rate of medium trucks by jurisdiction, 2009
  18. Diesel consumption rate of heavy trucks by jurisdiction, 2009
  19. Light vehicles by body type, 2000 and 2009
  20. Distribution of light vehicles by body type, 2000 and 2009
  21. Passenger-kilometres travelled in Canada by light vehicles by body type, 2000 to 2009
  22. Average distance travelled by and number of light vehicles per household, 2000 to 2009
  23. Average distance travelled by light vehicles by body type, 2000 to 2009
  24. Canadian vehicle occupancy rate of light vehicles by body type, 2000 to 2009
  25. Number of light vehicles by vehicle age, 2005 and 2009
  26. Share of light vehicles by vehicle age, 2009
  27. Fuel consumption rate of light vehicles by driver gender, 2004 to 2009
  28. Vehicle-kilometres travelled by medium and heavy trucks, 2000 to 2009
  29. Distance travelled by medium trucks by configuration, 2000 and 2009
  30. Distance travelled by heavy trucks by configuration, 2000 and 2009
  31. Distance travelled by medium trucks by trip purpose, 2000 and 2009
  32. Distance travelled by heavy trucks by trip purpose, 2000 and 2009
  33. Distance travelled by medium trucks by activity type, 2000 and 2009
  34. Distance travelled by heavy trucks by activity type, 2000 and 2009
  35. Distribution of medium and heavy trucks by vehicle age, 2005 and 2009
  36. Average distance travelled by medium and heavy trucks by vehicle age, 2009
  37. Fuel consumption rate of medium trucks by configuration and fuel type, 2005 and 2009
  38. Fuel consumption rate of heavy trucks by configuration and fuel type, 2005 and 2009
  39. Fuel consumption rate of medium and heavy trucks by activity type and fuel type, 2009
  40. Fuel consumption rate of diesel-powered medium and heavy trucks by vehicle age, 2009

Tables

  1. Vehicles in Canada by vehicle type, 2000 to 2009
  2. Vehicles in Canada by vehicle type and fuel type, 2009
  3. Vehicles in Canada by vehicle characteristics, 1990, 2000 and 2008
  4. In-scope vehicles for medium and heavy trucks by activity type, 2009