Motor Vehicle Register CSV and API

To download the dataset(s) as zipped csv files, please click here.The New Zealand vehicle fleet open data provides a point-in-time ‘snapshot’ of all vehicles currently registered in New Zealand. The data relates to currently registered vehicles as recorded on the Motor Vehicle Register (MVR) and is updated monthly, so data is accurate as at the end of the previous month. This data is being released in an open format in line with Open and Transparent Government principles. Registration is the process where we add a vehicle’s details to the Motor Vehicle Register and issue its number plates. This should not be confused with vehicle licensing, which is sometimes referred to as ‘rego’. Many fields on the Motor Vehicle Register (MVR) are free text fields and may therefore be subject to spelling mistakes and other human error. While we have algorithmically cleaned the data to correct identified errors (particularly with respect to a vehicle’s make and model), it should be noted that due to the large number of vehicles on the Register some information may not have been corrected in this data. Additionally, some variables may be subject to differences in how details are recorded – for example, manufacturers release a variety of sub-models and these may not be referred to, or recorded into the system, uniformly. This data relates to vehicles not people. We have included some information about where the person in whose name the vehicle is registered resides. This is based on the most recent information we have about their physical address. To make sure it isn’t possible to identify a person in the data, we have provided this at Territorial Authority (TA) level. A TA is a broad geographical area defined under the Local Government Act 2002 as a city council or district council. There are 67 TAs consisting of 12 city councils, 53 districts, Auckland Council and Chatham Island Council. Vehicles belonging to individuals with a confidential listing have not been included. We have restricted the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the first 11 characters as these are generic and do not identify a unique vehicle. While the Transport Agency has taken reasonable care in compiling this information, the information is provided on an ‘as is, where is’ basis and the Transport Agency will not be liable for any action taken on the basis of the information. For further information see the Transport Agency disclaimer The charts in the Attributes section below provide you with information about each of the attributes (variables) in the dataset. These are to give you a quick overview of the data. Each chart is specific to a variable, and shows all data (without any filters applied). Variables in the dataset are formatted for analytical use. This can result in attribute charts that may not appear meaningful, and are not suitable for broader analysis or use. In addition, some variables are not mutually exclusive and should not be considered in isolation. As such, these charts should not be taken and used directly as analysis of the overall data.A table describing each of the attributes below can be found here. Vehicle make and model cleansing code (GitHub)

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Additional Info

Field Value
Author Waka Kotahi
Maintainer Open.Data_NZTA
Maintainer Email Open.Data_NZTA
Created Unknown
Date modified Unknown
Language English
Source Identifier
Record created November 11, 2020, Last Updated December 15, 2020