Goa has surpassed some Asian and American nations in terms of its vehicle population. There is one vehicle for every two persons in the state. While Goa's population has registered a modest decennial growth of 15.21%, its vehicle figures have grown exponentially. The economic survey 2010-11 says that the number of vehicles on the live register as on November 30, 2010 shot up to 7,65,588. "On an average over 50,000 vehicles are being registered every year," the survey report states. About 71% of vehicles comprised twowheelers while four-wheelers accounted for 19%. As per the 2001 census, Goa's population stood at 13.47 lakh while it is projected to reach 17 lakh in 2011.
"This is as per the national perspective of decennial growth," a source from census operations said. Goa's population growth has been considered modest as it recorded a 16% growth during the decade from 1981 to 1991 (1991 census) and 15.21% during 1991-2001 (2001 census).