The purpose of this survey was to better understand how much fuel is consumed by private vehicles and how drivers in Canadian households use their vehicles.
Data release – November 25, 1998
The National Private Vehicle Use Survey (NPVUS) was conducted by Statistics Canada between October 1994 and September 1996, with the co-operation and support of Natural Resources Canada. The purpose of this survey was to better understand how much fuel is consumed by private vehicles and how drivers in Canadian households use their vehicles.
Responding to this survey is voluntary.
Data are collected directly from survey respondents.
This is a sample survey with a cross-sectional design.
The survey is designed to use rotates-out from the Labour Force Survey. Contact is made by telephone and questions are asked about the household and vehicles owned or leased by the household. Upon completion of the screening questions one vehicle is randomly selected and further questions are asked and a fuel purchase diary is sent to the household for the selected vehicle. This diary is to be kept for a one month period.
Statistics Canada is prohibited by law from releasing any information it collects which could identify any person, business, or organization, unless consent has been given by the respondent or as permitted by the Statistics Act. Various confidentiality rules are applied to all data that are released or published to prevent the publication or disclosure of any information deemed confidential. If necessary, data are suppressed to prevent direct or residual disclosure of identifiable data.