Motor vehicles; type, age class, 1 January

Motor vehicles; type, age class, 1 January

Class of vehicle age Periods Passenger car (number)
Total 2022 8,941,456
Younger than 1 year 2022 320,873
1 or 2 years 2022 903,784
3 or 4 years 2022 985,539
5 or 6 years 2022 905,644
7 or 8 years 2022 876,639
9 to 11 years 2022 1,529,956
12 to 14 years 2022 1,162,357
15 to 19 years 2022 1,397,942
20 to 24 years 2022 491,831
25 years or older 2022 366,891
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.

The figures in this table have been calculated using the selection method of the previous years, which means that the data on 1 January 2022 are comparable with the data of previous years.
In Q2 of this year a new Statline table with figures of the vehicle fleet will be published, and that table will be based on an adapted selection method (which will be used in future calculations). That new table will contain the figures of 4 time points: January 1, 2019; January 1, 2020; January 1, 2021; and January 1, 2022. Together with this Statline table in the ‘new format’, a methodological report will be published to explain and quantify the differences between the selection method that was previously used and the new selection method.

Data available from: 2000

Status of the figures: final

Changes as of 28 February 2022:
Figures of the vehicle fleet on 1 January 2022 have been added.

When will new figures be published?
New figures of the vehicle fleet on 1 January 2023 will be published in February 2023.

Description topics

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.