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Number of Private Passenger Cars per 1,000 Population:
- limited to motorized privately owned vehicles
- excludes trucks, buses, and two-wheel vehicles
- includes SUVs/LCVs
       
 
City Area Cars per 1,000 People Population, million Cars, million
San Francisco7 Metro Area 643 7.0 4.50
Lisbon4 Metro Area 597 2.8 1.67
Los Angeles6 Metro Area 577 13.0 7.50
Bologna4 Metro Area 575 1.0 0.58
Brussels4 Metro Area 501 1.0 0.50
Paris4 Ile de France 449 11.0 4.94
London4 Greater London 413 7.4 3.06
Dublin4 Metro Area 377 1.2 0.45
Barcelona4 Metro Area 350 4.7 1.65
Tokyo2 Metro Area (Tokyo, Chiba, Kanagawa, Saitama) 350 33.4 11.69
Rotterdam4 Metro Area 300 1.1 0.33
Athens4 Metro Area 290 3.2 0.93
Tokyo2 Prefecture 266 12.1 3.21
Seoul3 Metro Area (Seoul, Gyeonggi, Incheon) 226 22.7 5.14
Copenhagen4 Metro Area 225 1.1 0.25
New York City1 5-boroughs 206 8.1 1.67
Seoul3 25-gu 204 10.2 2.08
Taipei11 City 194 2.6 0.5
The Hague4 Metro Area 162 0.7 0.11
Singapore10 City 107 4.3 0.46
Beijing8 Province 100 15.4 1.54
Manila9 City 85 4.8 0.41
Hong Kong5 City 47 7.0 0.52
1 Source: New York Department of Motor Vehicles: as of 2004, there are 1,669,948 privately owned car registrations in the 5 boroughs of NYC for a population of 8,104,079 people. Excludes two-wheel vehicles, buses, and trucks.
2 Source: Japan Statistical Yearbook, 2006. Data for year 2004, and limited to privately-owned passenger cars excluding two-wheel vehicles, trucks, and buses.
3 Source: Korea Ministry of Construction and Transportation, February 2005. Number of cars limited to privately-owned passenger vehicles excluding two-wheel vehicles, trucks, buses, etc. The total number of vehicles is 34% higher than the figures listed.
4 Source: Review of the Common Indicators from the Urban Transport Benchmarking Initiative; prepared for the European Commission Directorate General for Energy and Transport by the Transport and Travel Research Ltd.
5 Source: Wikipedia, Transport in Hong Kong. Includes only those that are privately owned (corresponding to 64% of the total).
6 Source: Wikipedia, Los Angeles. There are 7.5 million cars for 13 million people in Los Angeles.
7 Source: Metropolitan Transport Commission. As of 2000, there were 4.5 million cars for 7 million people in the Bay area.
8 Source: Xinhua. As of January 2006, there are 1.54 million private cars in the Beijing province for 15.38 million permanent residents. The number of civil vehicles reached 2.15 million (including buses, trucks, and two-wheel vehicles).
9 Source: as of 2001, there were 0.41 million cars in the metro Manila region.
10 Source: Singapore Land Transport Authority (data for 2004).
11 Source: Taipei Yearbook (data for 2003). It is assumed that 74% of motor vehicles are privately owned.
 
 
 
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