Written Answers - Passenger Car Fleet.

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 694 No. 4

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  251.  Deputy Ciarán Cuffe  Information on Ciaran Cuffe  Zoom on Ciaran Cuffe   asked the Minister for Transport  Information on Noel Dempsey  Zoom on Noel Dempsey   the average age of vehicles in the passenger car fleet here in each of the past five years for which figures are available; if he will provide the most recent comparisons with other EU countries; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [41731/09]

Minister for Transport (Deputy Noel Dempsey): Information on Noel Dempsey  Zoom on Noel Dempsey  The tabular statement below provides details on the age of private cars for the years 2004-2008. The Department does not have any equivalent data relating to other EU countries.

Age of Private Cars under current licence at the 31st December for the years 2004 to 2008.

Age of Vehicle Year
2008 2007 2006 2005 2004
Less than 1 year old 137,669 170,706 162,943 155,798 140,129
1 year old 174,267 167,318 161,019 143,467 133,186
2 years old 168,779 164,509 146,320 134,464 142,337
3 years old 168,044 151,040 138,967 143,081 149,840
4 years old 153,728 143,415 147,234 150,273 210,162
5 years old 144,517 150,051 152,367 207,848 157,237
6 years old 149,334 153,004 207,222 154,616 130,938
7 years old 150,005 204,120 153,555 128,010 122,687
8 years old 194,188 147,933 124,638 117,882 101,823
9 years old 137,868 118,376 110,874 93,126 76,668
10 years old 103,060 101,643 86,154 66,396 64,698
11 years old 83,414 71,748 58,504 52,181 46,170
12 years old 58,270 45,745 43,761 35,198 38,118
13 years old 35,223 31,867 28,705 27,074 25,284
14 years old 23,542 20,034 21,214 19,773 19,772
15 years old 14,370 14,308 13,322 15,038 10,460
16 years old and greater 28,003 27,084 22,062 17,932 13,324
Total 1,924,281 1,882,901 1,778,861 1,662,157 1,582,833


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