Thursday, December 28, 2006

Vehicles & population - interesting statistics

Some illuminating figures have been published in the last week, relating to vehicles and the workforce.

The Roads & Transport Authority report that vehicle registrations in Dubai now exceed 700,000.

Some are buses and trucks, and taxis of course, but I think it's fair to assume the majority would be private cars.

Population is 1.37 million.

But...55% of the workforce earns less than Dh3,000 a month, so they won't own cars. Maybe even many earning between Dh3,000 and Dh5,000 a month won't own cars, and that's 14%.

So that leaves about 30% of the population, which is about 411,000, who can afford to buy and run a car.

It's an awful lot of vehicles per head of population - no wonder the roads can't cope.

Registered vehicles top 700,000

Results of labour force survey

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