Data: How many cars in the world?

BY MAEGAN HAMILL @actualmaegy

Practically everyone you know owns a car, right?

The data in this map was compiled by the World Health Organisation between 2010 and 2014, and details the number of registered vehicles worldwide.

Registered vehicles facts:

  • Only seven per cent of the world’s population actually own a car
  • Between 2010 and 2013 the number of registered vehicles worldwide rose by 16 per cent
  • In 2010, Vietnam had more than 31 million registered two- and three-wheelers, compared with only 500,000 cars
  • In 2011 the United States had 245 million registered cars, compared with only 8 million registered two- and three-wheelers
  • There are twice as many registered vehicles in Bolivia than in Botswana
  • There is a similar number of registered heavy trucks in Australia and in Switzerland

Data from The World Health Organisation’s Global Health Observatory data repository.

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