Ride-sharing app Uber overtakes taxis as preferred private transport service

Original article by Roy Morgan
Market Research Update – Page: Online : 27-Aug-19

The latest data from Roy Morgan has shown that a greater proportion of Australians aged 14+ are now using Uber (22.9%) compared with taxis (21.8%). This is the first data to reveal that taxis are no longer the preferred private transport service of Australians. Uber has experienced a dramatic rise in popularity over the past three years. The proportion of Australians utilising the service in an average three-month period has increased from 6.6% (1.3 million) of the population, to 22.9% (4.7 million), an increase of 16.3% points (+ 3.4 million). Although Uber is now the preferred service, the proportion of Australians using taxis has remained relatively steady in recent years, dropping only slightly from 24.4% (4.8 million) to 21.8% (4.5 million). These are the latest findings from the Roy Morgan Single Source survey, derived from in-depth face-to-face interviews with 1,000 Australians each week and over 50,000 each year.


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