Publications by year: 2014

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This page is a listing of all BITRE publications released in 2014.

  • Australian infrastructure statistics—Yearbook 2014 and Key Australian infrastructure statistics bookletStatistical Report December 2014The Australian Infrastructure Statistics Yearbook provides a single comprehensive source of Australian infrastructure time series statistics for measures of transport, energy, communications and water infrastructure and the use of this infrastructure in Australia.
  • Containerised and non-containerised trade through Australian ports to 2032–33Research Report 138December 2014This report presents national- and port-level forecasts of exports and imports of containerised and non-containerised freight and sea passengers movements through Australia's five largest capital city ports and, in aggregation, all other ports over the next 20 years.
  • New passenger vehicle fuel consumption trends, 1979 to 2013Information Sheet 66December 2014The Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE) has examined long-term trends in the fuel consumption of new passenger vehicles sold in Australia. Up to 2005, advances in engine technology, which improved fuel efficiency, were somewhat offset by increases in power, weight and the popularity of four-wheel-drive (4WD) vehicles. But since 2005 the overall trend in decreased fuel consumption has accelerated, with the average rated fuel consumption of new light vehicles down around 17 per cent by 2013.
  • BITRE Road Construction and Maintenance Price Index—2014 updateInformation Sheet 64December 2014The 2014 update of the Road Construction and Maintenance Price Index and sub-indexes.
  • Impact of road trauma and measures to improve outcomesResearch Report 140December 2014The report presents the results of BITRE's review of the impacts of road trauma. This review evaluated different road safety approaches, both internationally and domestically, and analysed the benefits and costs of measures identified by road safety experts as having the most potential to reduce future levels of trauma.
  • A study of the potential for dedicated freight infrastructure in AustraliaCommissioned Report December 2014The report investigates the conditions under which dedicated freight transport infrastructure for landside access to container ports would be justified.
  • Traffic on the national road network, 2011–12Information Sheet 63November 2014This Information Sheet presents recent road traffic volumes across the Australian National Land Transport Network in 2011–12, based on data provided by States and Territories.
  • National profile of Transport, postal and warehousing workersInformation Sheet 54November 2014BITRE Information Sheet 54 provides a national profile of persons employed in the Transport, postal and warehousing industry, based on ABS census data for 2006 and 2011.
  • Major transport employment hubsInformation Sheet 58November 2014BITRE Information Sheet 58 identifies the locations where transport industry employment is concentrated within Australia. The 33 largest transport employment hubs are identified and profiled: they include airports, ports, industrial areas and CBDs.
  • TrainLine 2Statistical Report November 2014Trainline 2 is a collaborative report between the Australasian Railway Association (ARA) and BITRE. It is a further development of the previous rail freight performance publications series and Trainline 1. The report analyses railway traffic levels; the provision of infrastructure and rolling stock; and railway performance. Freight and passenger rail are considered.
  • Overview of project appraisal for land transportOther November 2014This paper is the outcome of Australian, state and territory governments agreeing to consult to develop a more sophisticated and consistent framework to assess and evaluate major infrastructure projects.
  • Urban public transport: updated trendsInformation Sheet 59September 2014IS 59 gives an overview of current Australian urban public transport (UPT) use and related issues—such as recent modal changes, travel growth rates, UPT cost recovery and transit service levels. Summary statistics are also provided covering long term trends in urban passenger movement.
  • Long-term trends in urban public transportInformation Sheet 60September 2014IS 60 provides long-term statistics on Australian urban passenger transport, and compares changes, over previous decades, in urban public transport (UPT) use with the corresponding patterns in private road vehicle use.
  • Saturating daily travelInformation Sheet 61September 2014The Information Sheet models and forecasts urban passenger travel in Australian and American cities from 1921 to present. Passenger travel per person is saturating and so future growth in total urban travel will be closely linked to population growth.
  • Ports: job generation in the context of regional developmentInformation Sheet 56September 2014This information sheet presents analysis of employment at Australian major ports.
  • Australian Sea Freight 2012-13Statistical Report September 2014This report is the latest in a series of BITRE reports that provide statistics on Australian sea freight movements and shipping activities from 2003-04 to 2012-13. A revised version of the report was released in April 2015 that includes new vessel information and coastal freight estimates.
  • Australian road freight estimates: 2014 updateInformation Sheet 62September 2014This information sheet presents estimates of the road freight task in Australia between 1971–72 and 2012–13.
  • Waterline 54—August 2014Statistical Report August 2014Waterline provides information on container movements on both the wharf-side and the landside of five Australian major container port terminals: Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Fremantle. This issue covers port terminal activity up to the December quarter 2013.
  • Who's using the roads: variations in usage by driversInformation Sheet 53July 2014This information sheet presents estimates of the variation in use of the roads by drivers.
  • Infrastructure, transport and productivity Information Sheet 55July 2014This information sheet reviews trends in Australian productivity with a focus on the transport sector.
  • Road safety of older Australians: recent statisticsInformation Sheet 50July 2014This information sheet collates the latest available national data on casualty road crashes involving older Australians.
  • Improving regional passenger rail servicesResearch Report 137May 2014The report reviews the circumstances where upgrading of regional passenger rail services can be an effective substitute for, or precursor to, construction of a dedicated high-speed railway. Twelve case studies of local and overseas service enhancements illustrate a broad range of applications of infrastructure and service upgrading techniques and the travel market responses.
  • The evolution of Australian townsResearch Report 136May 2014Drawing on census data, this report identifies the major trends in the size and distribution of Australia's towns over the twentieth century. It examines the processes of change and the long term technological and economic factors driving development.
  • Freightline 2—Australia iron ore freight transportStatistical Report May 2014The Freightline series is intended to provide information on interregional freight movements across Australia, filling a major gap in Australian transport-related data and information. This issue focusses on Australian iron ore transport supply chains and freight movements in 2011–12.
  • Freightline 1—Australia freight transport overviewStatistical Report May 2014The Freightline series is intended to provide information on interregional freight movements across Australia, filling a major gap in Australian transport-related data and information. This issue provides a broad overview of freight movements in Australia.
  • Road safety: modelling a global phenomenonResearch Report 141February 2014This report provides an overview of the different patterns of road fatality and injury rates in 21 countries, and their determinants.
  • Waterline 53—January 2014Statistical Report January 2014Waterline provides information on container movements on both the wharf-side and the landside of five Australian major port terminals: Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Fremantle. This Waterline covers port terminal activity up to the June quarter 2013.
  • Bass Strait Passenger Vehicle Equalisation Scheme—monitoring reportStatistical Report 14January 2014This report presents the results of the Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics' fourteenth review of the Bass Strait Passenger Vehicle Equalisation Scheme. This report covers the operation and impact of the Bass Strait Passenger Vehicle Equalisation Scheme for the period 1 July 2011 to 30 June 2013.