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 2022 12,092,508 8,941,456 2,433,445 1,204,665 990,605 62,818 83,847 58,337 9,058 1,228,780 1,051,486 177,294 717,607
Younger than 1 year 2022 462,026 320,873 126,640 77,374 65,901 3,159 6,721 1,327 266 49,266 36,131 13,135 14,513
1 or 2 years 2022 1,184,932 903,784 251,972 167,487 140,368 8,282 14,255 3,028 1,554 84,485 62,756 21,729 29,176
3 or 4 years 2022 1,291,783 985,539 275,602 189,000 157,865 8,529 18,470 2,817 1,319 86,602 58,430 28,172 30,642
5 or 6 years 2022 1,165,854 905,644 228,190 155,879 128,420 7,274 16,608 2,495 1,082 72,311 49,189 23,122 32,020
7 or 8 years 2022 1,074,829 876,639 170,211 112,532 94,924 5,158 9,403 1,962 1,085 57,679 41,523 16,156 27,979
9 to 11 years 2022 1,812,785 1,529,956 236,819 146,122 127,230 7,632 6,727 3,082 1,451 90,697 74,870 15,827 46,010
12 to 14 years 2022 1,481,508 1,162,357 250,468 131,467 114,166 7,681 4,803 3,577 1,240 119,001 98,895 20,106 68,683
15 to 19 years 2022 1,827,627 1,397,942 318,819 116,680 99,713 5,389 3,622 7,592 364 202,139 183,253 18,886 110,866
20 to 24 years 2022 808,867 491,831 213,370 48,707 31,895 3,426 1,296 11,887 203 164,663 154,209 10,454 103,666
25 years or older 2022 982,297 366,891 361,354 59,417 30,123 6,288 1,942 20,570 494 301,937 292,230 9,707 254,052
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

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.