Australians rack up kilometres on our roads

The latest research conducted by Roy Morgan reveals that there are approximately 15.5 million drivers on our country's roads, and the average Australian driver will cover a distance of 15,530 kilometres every single year.

Interestingly, the type of car a person drives seems to correlate with how far they tend to journey per annum.

Those with light-commercial vehicles and large SUVs tend to travel longer distances, with the annual average for the former category of car equalling 24,030 kilometres, while the average for the latter category came out to 18,350 kilometres.

People who drive small cars - namely light passenger vehicles and small SUVs - on average cover the much smaller distance of less than 14,000 kilometres each year.

"It’s interesting to look at each of the major vehicle segments and see just how far each group drives on average per year," said Norman Morris, industry communications director at Roy Morgan Research.

"Not surprisingly, drivers of light commercial vehicles travel almost 10,000 kilometres further than the average Australian driver, no doubt due to the fact that driving is an integral part of their work routine."

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