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Number of cars per household

Analysis of car ownership in 2013, indicates 45.0% of households in the Far North District had access to two or more motor vehicles, compared to 47.6% in the Northland Region.

The ability of the population to access services and employment is strongly influenced by access to transport. The number of motor vehicles per household in the Far North District quantifies access to private transport and will be influenced by Age Structure and Household Type, which determine the number of adults present; access to Public Transport; distance to shops, services, employment and education; and Household Income. Depending on these factors, car ownership can be seen as a measure of advantage or disadvantage, or a neutral socio-economic measure, which impacts on the environment and quality of life.

Derived from the Census question:

'How many motor vehicles (not counting motorbikes) do the people who live here have available for their use?'

Occupied private dwellings

Car ownership
Far North District20132006Change
Number of carsNumber%Northland Region %Number%Northland Region %2006 to 2013
map this data in atlas.idNo motor vehicle1,4076.66.91,3566.87.0+51
1 motor vehicle
8,14238.137.67,47937.537.2+663
map this data in atlas.id2 motor vehicles7,18833.635.06,97835.036.0+210
3 or more motor vehicles
2,42411.312.62,48712.513.6-63
Not stated / included
2,20810.37.91,6478.36.3+561

Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings 2006 and 2013. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id , the population experts.

Car ownership, 2013
Car ownership, 2013 Not stated / included, Northland Region: 7.9% 3 or more motor vehicles, Northland Region: 12.6% 2 motor vehicles, Northland Region: 35.0% 1 motor vehicle, Northland Region: 37.6% No motor vehicle, Northland Region: 6.9% Not stated / included, Far North District: 10.3% 3 or more motor vehicles, Far North District: 11.3% 2 motor vehicles, Far North District: 33.6% 1 motor vehicle, Far North District: 38.1% No motor vehicle, Far North District: 6.6%
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings, 2013
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.
Change in car ownership, 2006 to 2013
Change in car ownership, 2006 to 2013 Not stated / included, Far North District: +561 3 or more motor vehicles, Far North District: -63 2 motor vehicles, Far North District: +210 1 motor vehicle, Far North District: +663 No motor vehicle, Far North District: +51
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings, 2006 and 2013
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the car ownership of the households in the Far North District in 2013 compared to the Northland Region shows that 83.1% of the households owned at least one car, while 6.6% did not, compared with 85.2% and 6.9% respectively in the Northland Region.

Of those that owned at least one vehicle, there was a larger proportion who owned just one car; a smaller proportion who owned two cars; and a smaller proportion who owned three cars or more.

Overall, 38.1% of the households owned one car; 33.6% owned two cars; and 11.3% owned three cars or more, compared with 37.6%; 35.0% and 12.6% respectively for the Northland Region.

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the household car ownership in the Far North District between 2006 and 2013 were:

  • 1 motor vehicle (+663 households)
  • 2 motor vehicles (+210 households)
  • 3 or more motor vehicles (-63 households)
  • No motor vehicle (+51 households)

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