Motor vehicles; type, age class, 1 January, 2000-2022

Motor vehicles; type, age class, 1 January, 2000-2022

Class of vehicle age Periods Total road vehicles (number) Commercial vehicles Commercial motor vehicles Road tractor (number)
Total 2022 12,092,508 83,847
Younger than 1 year 2022 462,026 6,721
1 or 2 years 2022 1,184,932 14,255
3 or 4 years 2022 1,291,783 18,470
5 or 6 years 2022 1,165,854 16,608
7 or 8 years 2022 1,074,829 9,403
9 to 11 years 2022 1,812,785 6,727
12 to 14 years 2022 1,481,508 4,803
15 to 19 years 2022 1,827,627 3,622
20 to 24 years 2022 808,867 1,296
25 years or older 2022 982,297 1,942
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 to 2022

Status of the figures: final

Changes as of 12 August 2022:
None, this table has been discontinued. This table is followed by 'Motor vehicles admitted; type, age class, 1 January' see the link in paragraph 3.

When will new figures be published?
No longer applicable.

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.
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.
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.