Motor vehicles; type, age class, 1 January

Motor vehicles; type, age class, 1 January

Class of vehicle age Periods Total road vehicles (number) Passenger car (number) Commercial vehicles Total commercial vehicles (number) Commercial vehicles Commercial motor vehicles Total commercial motor vehicles (number) Commercial vehicles Commercial motor vehicles Delivery van (number) Commercial vehicles Commercial motor vehicles Lorry (number) Commercial vehicles Commercial motor vehicles Road tractor (number) Commercial vehicles Commercial motor vehicles Special purpose vehicle (number) Commercial vehicles Commercial motor vehicles Bus (number) Commercial vehicles Trailers and semi-trailers Total trailers and semi-trailers (number) Commercial vehicles Trailers and semi-trailers Trailer (number) Commercial vehicles Trailers and semi-trailers Semi-trailer (number) Motorcycle (number)
Total 2021 11,864,930 8,793,592 2,371,236 1,171,586 960,130 62,491 81,179 58,509 9,277 1,199,650 1,029,636 170,014 700,102
Younger than 1 year 2021 469,259 344,431 111,167 70,154 59,259 3,471 5,505 1,294 625 41,013 31,565 9,448 13,661
1 or 2 years 2021 1,267,418 964,695 275,485 188,077 156,410 9,168 17,801 3,250 1,448 87,408 60,911 26,497 27,238
3 or 4 years 2021 1,172,902 887,074 256,499 176,430 146,444 8,003 17,732 2,641 1,610 80,069 54,128 25,941 29,329
5 or 6 years 2021 1,102,816 878,116 196,447 130,146 108,128 5,667 13,562 1,907 882 66,301 45,212 21,089 28,253
7 or 8 years 2021 1,146,633 952,014 168,460 112,778 94,949 5,714 8,726 2,209 1,180 55,682 42,511 13,171 26,159
9 to 11 years 2021 1,706,028 1,420,484 235,009 140,104 120,400 8,550 6,324 3,320 1,510 94,905 79,889 15,016 50,535
12 to 14 years 2021 1,527,869 1,191,862 265,340 134,742 117,089 7,458 5,616 3,627 952 130,598 108,316 22,282 70,667
15 to 19 years 2021 1,789,330 1,357,053 321,489 118,301 100,477 5,031 3,034 9,372 387 203,188 185,602 17,586 110,788
20 to 24 years 2021 757,285 454,721 200,510 45,747 29,173 3,302 1,192 11,873 207 154,763 144,905 9,858 102,054
25 years or older 2021 925,390 343,142 340,830 55,107 27,801 6,127 1,687 19,016 476 285,723 276,597 9,126 241,418
Source: CBS.
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Table description


This table contains key data on the vehicle fleet of passenger cars, motorcycles and commercial vehicles (by vehicle category) and by age class of the vehicle.
The figures are based on the registration numbers provided by the Dutch Road Traffic Authority (RDW). All vehicles registered on 1 January of each year have been counted, the data are recorded and stored and the register can be accessed for statistical purposes.
As from 2004, the total count of vehicles is not fully comparable with previous years due to separate registration of trailers and semi-trailers.

Data available from: 2000

Status of the figures: final

Changes as of 22 September 2021
Figures of the vehicle fleet on 1 January 2021 have been added.

The figures for 1 January 2021 have been published with a delay this year due to problems with the distribution of the source files. Furthermore, after receiving the source files, extensive analyses revealed that in the current selection too many vehicles are included. This concerns vehicles with no insurance during the year prior to the reference date. To give an indication, this comprises approximately 2 percent of all motor vehicles, with percentages differing per vehicle category. We are currently working on a report, in which we will describe and quantify the differences between the current method and the selection method we will use in the future. This report will be published later this year. The figures in this table have been calculated using the current method. This means that the data on 1 January 2021 are comparable with the data of previous years.

When will new figures be published?
New figures of the vehicle fleet on 1 January 2022 will be published in February 2022.

Description topics

Total road vehicles
Vehicle running on wheels and intended for use on roads.

This includes passenger cars, commercial vehicles (vans, lorries, road tractors, special purpose vehicles, buses, trailers and semi-trailers) motorcycles and mopeds.
From September 2003 all trailers are required to have a valid registration certificate. Since 2004 these categories are included in the summaries of vehicle statistics.

Data on mopeds are excluded in this table.
Passenger car
Road motor vehicle, other than a moped or a motor cycle, intended for the carriage of passengers and designed to seat no more than nine persons (including the driver).

Included are:
a) Passenger cars
b) Vans designed and used primarily for transport of passengers
c) Taxis
d) Hire cars
e) Ambulances
f) Motor homes.
Excluded are light goods road vehicles, as well as motor-coaches, buses and mini-buses/mini-coaches.
"Passenger car" includes taxis and passenger hire cars, provided that they have fewer than ten seats. As of May 1, 2009 motor homes are registered as passenger cars or bus depending on the number of seats. Before that date motor homes are registered as special purpose vehicles.
Commercial vehicles
Vehicle exclusively or primarily designed for the commercial transport of goods and passengers, for special purposes or to haul semi-trailers.

This includes vans, lorries, road tractors, special purpose vehicles, buses, trailers and semi-trailers.
From September 2003 all trailers are required to have a valid registration certificate. Since 2004 these categories are included in the summaries of vehicle statistics.
Total commercial vehicles
Vehicle exclusively or primarily designed for the commercial transport of goods and passengers, for special purposes or to haul semi-trailers.

This includes vans, lorries, road tractors, special purpose vehicles, buses, trailers and semi-trailers.
From September 2003 all trailers are required to have a valid registration certificate. Since 2004 these categories are included in the summaries of vehicle statistics.
Commercial motor vehicles
Motor vehicle exclusively or primarily designed for the commercial transport of goods and passengers.

This includes vans, lorries, road tractors, special purpose vehicles and buses.
Trailers and semi-trailers are not included.
Total commercial motor vehicles
Motor vehicle exclusively or primarily designed for the commercial transport of goods and passengers.

This includes vans, lorries, road tractors, special purpose vehicles and buses.
Trailers and semi-trailers are not included.
Delivery van
Goods road vehicle with a gross vehicle weight of not more than 3500 kg, designed, exclusively or primarily, to carry goods.

Included are vans designed for and used primarily for transport of goods, pick-ups and small lorries with a gross vehicle weight of not more than 3500 kg.
Lorry
Rigid heavy goods road vehicle with a gross vehicle weight above 3500 kg, exclusively or primarily designed to carry goods.
Road tractor
Road motor vehicle, exclusively or primarily designed to haul other road vehicles which are not power-driven (mainly semi-trailers).

Agricultural tractors are not included.
Special purpose vehicle
Road motor vehicle designed for purposes other than the carriage of passengers or goods.

This includes:
a) motor homes
b) vehicles for transporting other vehicles
c) garbage trucks
d) fire brigade vehicles
e) mobile cranes
f) aerial work platforms
h) other special purpose road motor vehicles.
As of May 1, 2009 motor homes are registered as passenger cars or bus depending on the number of seats. Before that date motor homes are registered as special purpose vehicles.
Bus
Passenger road motor vehicle designed to seat more than nine persons (including the driver).
Trailers and semi-trailers
Trailer
Goods road vehicle designed to be hauled by a road motor vehicle. Caravans are also included in the category trailer.

Semi-trailer
Goods road vehicle with no front axle designed in such way that part of the vehicle and a substantial part of its loaded weight rests on the road tractor.

From September 2003 all trailers, caravans and semi-trailers are required to have a valid registration certificate. Since 2004 these categories are included in the summaries of vehicle statistics.
Total trailers and semi-trailers
Trailer
Goods road vehicle designed to be hauled by a road motor vehicle. Caravans are also included in the category trailer.

Semi-trailer
Goods road vehicle with no front axle designed in such way that part of the vehicle and a substantial part of its loaded weight rests on the road tractor.

From September 2003 all trailers, caravans and semi-trailers are required to have a valid registration certificate. Since 2004 these categories are included in the summaries of vehicle statistics.
Trailer
Goods road vehicle designed to be hauled by a road motor vehicle.
Caravans are also included in the category trailer.

From September 2003 all trailers, caravans and semi-trailers are required to have a valid registration certificate. Since 2004 these categories are included in the summaries of vehicle statistics.
Semi-trailer
Goods road vehicle with no front axle designed in such way that part of the vehicle and a substantial part of its loaded weight rests on the road tractor.

From September 2003 all trailers and semi-trailers are required to have a valid registration certificate. Since 2004 these categories are included in the summaries of vehicle statistics.
Motorcycle
Two-, three- or four-wheeled road motor vehicle not exceeding 400 kg (900 lb) of unladen weight. All such vehicles with a cylinder capacity over 50 cc are included, as are those under 50 cc which do not meet the definition of moped.