Grenada Village - Paparangi - Woodridge - Horokiwi
How many cars do we own?
Derived from the Census question, "How many motor vehicles (not counting motorbikes) do the people who live here have available for their use?"
Motor vehicle (car) statistics refer to the number of motor vehicles that are mechanically operational, but not necessarily licensed or having a current warrant of fitness, and are available for private use by the usual residents of private dwellings.
The ability of the population to source services and employment is strongly influenced by access to transport. The number of motor vehicles per household in Grenada Village - Paparangi - Woodridge - Horokiwi quantifies access to private transport. There are three major reasons for a different share of motor vehicles per household:
- the age structure of the population and household type, which influences the size of the household and the number of adults present;
- access to public transport; and
- household income, which can influence the amount of money available to purchase motor vehicles.
(vehicles per household)
|Grenada Village - Paparangi - Woodridge - Horokiwi
|Usual residence||number||%||Wellington City %||number||%||Wellington City %||2001 to 2006
|No motor vehicle||63||3.7||13.5||81||5.2||14.1||-18
|One motor vehicle||735||43.2||44.7||699||44.5||44.7||36
|Two motor vehicles||684||40.2||29.3||585||37.2||28.8||99
|Three or more motor vehicles||198||11.6||8.6||171||10.9||8.2||27
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings, 2006, 2001 and 1996.
Please refer to the specific data notes for more information.
'Number of motor vehicles' is the number of motor vehicles that are mechanically operational, but not necessarily licensed or having a current warrant of fitness, and are available for private use by the residents of private dwellings.
Motor vehicles include:
- cars, station wagons, vans, trucks, four-wheel-drive vehicles and other vehicles used on public roads;
- business vehicles available for private use by people in the dwelling;
- vehicles hired or leased, and;
- vehicles temporarily under repair.
They do not include:
- motorbikes or scooters;
- vehicles used only for business;
- farm vehicles not licensed for road use;
- vehicles that belong to visitors, and;
- vehicles occasionally borrowed from another household.
Visitor only households are excluded from this topic.
Analysis of the car ownership in Grenada Village - Paparangi - Woodridge - Horokiwi in 2006 compared to Wellington City shows that 95.1% of the households owned at least one car, while 3.7% did not, compared with 82.6% and 13.5% respectively in Wellington City.
Of those that owned at least one vehicle, there was a lower proportion who owned just one car; a higher proportion who owned two cars; and a higher proportion who owned three cars or more.
Overall, 43.2% of the households owned one car; 40.2% owned two cars; and 11.6% owned three cars or more, compared with 44.7%; 29.3% and 8.6% respectively for Wellington City.
The major differences between the number of cars per household in Grenada Village - Paparangi - Woodridge - Horokiwi and Wellington City were:
- A larger percentage of Two motor vehicles (40.2% compared to 29.3%);
- A larger percentage of Three or more motor vehicles (11.6% compared to 8.6%).
The largest change in car ownership in Grenada Village - Paparangi - Woodridge - Horokiwi between 2001 and 2006 was households with:
- Two motor vehicles (+99 households).