- Registration entry for subjects
- Reliability and security
- Access to information
0. Registration entry for subjects
0.2 Subject area
Tourism, transport and IT
0.3 Responsible authority; office, division, person etc.
0.4 Purpose and history
The aim is to collect and disseminate data on motor vehicles. Statistics are available from 1924.
0.5 Users and application
Various institutions and individuals interested in motor vehicles. A yearly extensive Questionnaire is sent by the EU.
Road Traffic Directorate.
0.7 Legal basis for official statistics
Act on Statistics Iceland No. 24/1913
0.8 Response burden
All figures that are published by Statistics Iceland are gathered from the website of the Road Traffic Directorate, so there is no response burden there.
A special request has to be sent to the Road Traffic Directorate to obtain figures for a yearly extensive questionnaire sent by the European Union (EU).
0.9 EEA and EU obligations
1.1 Description of content
Data covers the number and types of vehicles, as well as new registrations each year. The data is also categorised by registered domicile of owner each year. The data on number and types of vehicles is available from 1950.
1.2 Statistical concepts
2.1 Reference periods
2.2 Process time
It takes several days to process the figures from the website of the Road Traffic Directorate.
The figures for the previous year are accessible in the autumn.
2.4 Frequency of releases
Yearly in the Statistical Yearbook of Iceland.
Yearly releases of web tables
3. Reliability and security
3.1 Accuracy and reliability
The data is considered reliable and accurate.
3.2 Sources of errors
3.3 Measures on confidence limits/accuracy
4.1 Comparison between periods
Comparison between years is common and is regarded as reliable.
4.2 Comparison with other statistics
Data is comparable with data from the EU and EFTA countries
4.3 Coherence between preliminary and final statistics
No preliminary figures.
5. Access to information
5.1 Forms of dissemination
Statistics, categorised statistical web tables
Statistical Yearbook of Iceland, Landshagir
5.2 Basic data; storage and usability
The data is preserved in Excel format.
5.4 Other information
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