Data

Registered vehicles per 1,000 people

What you should know about this indicator

Registered vehicles per 1,000 people are calculated by Our World in Data based on vehicle registration from the World Health Organization's Global Health Observatory, and population estimates from the United Nations World Population Prospects.

The total number of registered vehicles (i.e. vehicles reported to a government agency and given some form of registration) in each country. Data were collected from a number of different sectors and stakeholders in each country and were submitted to the World Health Organization after consensus meetings, facilitated by national data coordinators. All legislative documents were analysed by lawyers at WHO headquarters who extracted the relevant information. The legal analysis was then shared with National Data Coordinators and a validation process resolved any data conflicts through discussion and submission of new legal documents.

Registered vehicles per 1,000 people
Total number of registered vehicles (i.e., vehicles reported to a government agency and given some form of registration) per 1,000 people in each country.
Source
World Health Organization (2024); United Nations (2022) – with minor processing by Our World in Data
Last updated
May 20, 2024
Next expected update
May 2025
Date range
2007–2017
Unit
vehicles per 1,000 people

Sources and processing

This data is based on the following sources

The GHO data repository is WHO's gateway to health-related statistics for its 194 Member States. It provides access to over 1000 indicators on priority health topics including mortality and burden of diseases, the Millennium Development Goals (child nutrition, child health, maternal and reproductive health, immunization, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, neglected diseases, water and sanitation), non communicable diseases and risk factors, epidemic-prone diseases, health systems, environmental health, violence and injuries, equity among others.

Retrieved on
January 3, 2024
Citation
This is the citation of the original data obtained from the source, prior to any processing or adaptation by Our World in Data. To cite data downloaded from this page, please use the suggested citation given in Reuse This Work below.
World Health Organization. Global Health Observatory data repository. http://www.who.int/gho/en/

World Population Prospects are the official estimates and projections of the global population that have been published by the United Nations since 1951. The estimates are based on all available sources of data on population size and levels of fertility, mortality and international migration for 237 countries or areas. More details at https://population.un.org/wpp/Publications/.

Retrieved on
September 9, 2022
Citation
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United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division, Online Edition.

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World Health Organization (2024); United Nations (2022) – with minor processing by Our World in Data

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World Health Organization (2024); United Nations (2022) – with minor processing by Our World in Data. “Registered vehicles per 1,000 people” [dataset]. World Health Organization, “Global Health Observatory”; United Nations, “World Population Prospects” [original data]. Retrieved June 15, 2024 from https://ourworldindata.org/grapher/registered-vehicles-per-1000-people