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Number of cars per household

Analysis of car ownership in 2013, indicates 46.7% of households in the Ruapehu District had access to two or more motor vehicles, compared to 47.0% in the Manawatu-Wanganui 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 Ruapehu 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
Ruapehu District20132006Change
Number of carsNumber%Manawatu-Wanganui Region %Number%Manawatu-Wanganui Region %2006 to 2013
No motor vehicle4449.78.74088.48.6+36
1 motor vehicle1,82139.739.61,83937.739.3-18
2 motor vehicles1,58734.634.21,65333.934.8-66
3 or more motor vehicles55512.112.963012.913.8-75
Not stated / included1773.94.63457.13.5-168

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, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 4.6% 3 or more motor vehicles, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 12.9% 2 motor vehicles, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 34.2% 1 motor vehicle, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 39.6% No motor vehicle, Manawatu-Wanganui Region: 8.7% Not stated / included, Ruapehu District: 3.9% 3 or more motor vehicles, Ruapehu District: 12.1% 2 motor vehicles, Ruapehu District: 34.6% 1 motor vehicle, Ruapehu District: 39.7% No motor vehicle, Ruapehu District: 9.7%
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, Ruapehu District: -168 3 or more motor vehicles, Ruapehu District: -75 2 motor vehicles, Ruapehu District: -66 1 motor vehicle, Ruapehu District: -18 No motor vehicle, Ruapehu District: +36
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 Ruapehu District in 2013 compared to the Manawatu-Wanganui Region shows that 86.5% of the households owned at least one car, while 9.7% did not, compared with 86.6% and 8.7% respectively in the Manawatu-Wanganui Region.

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

Overall, 39.7% of the households owned one car; 34.6% owned two cars; and 12.1% owned three cars or more, compared with 39.6%; 34.2% and 12.9% respectively for the Manawatu-Wanganui Region.

Emerging groups

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

  • 3 or more motor vehicles (-75 households)
  • 2 motor vehicles (-66 households)

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