How Uber Eats is changing the make-up of Australia’s roads

Original article by Killian Plastow
The New Daily – Page: Online : 3-Jan-20

The Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries has reported that 84,708 new vehicles were sold in November, 9.8 per cent down on November 2018. However, scooter sales rose 14.5 per cent year-to-date by the end of September. James Caldwell from IBISWorld says the popularity of scooters is in part due to falling discretionary income, with the 2019 Household Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) survey finding that median household’s annual discretionary income declined between 2009 and 2017. Food delivery services like Uber Eats are also boosting the popularity of scooters, although Caldwell says those making the actual deliveries are unlikely to be purchasing a new scooter, as they do not get paid very much. Interviewing for the HILDA survey is conducted by Roy Morgan.

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FEDERAL CHAMBER OF AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRIES, IBISWORLD PTY LTD, ROY MORGAN LIMITED

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