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Total domestic freight by all modes (tonnes per km) (Regional)



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This FACT indicates the total domestic freight, in tonnes, of product per kilometres moved by all freight modes (road, rail and shipping) per state. This number is represented in billions.

In its broadest sense, freight transport describes the movement of physical items between locations. A summary of freight statistics is provided classified by mode of transport. Freight is further classified into bulk and non-bulk segments. Two measures of freight transport are currently provided in the framework: the weight of freight moved in Australia (measured in millions of tonnes) and distance moved (measured in tonne kilometres, the transport task performed in moving one tonne of freight one kilometre). The state with the highest number is Western Australia with 235.7 billion tonnes per km. The state/territory with the lowest was ACT with 0.3 billion tonnes per km. It is worth mentioning that the small area of the ACT would be a key aspect in understanding this result.


Based on Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics data from 2013

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