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Thames-Coromandel District

Number of cars per household

Analysis of car ownership in 2013, indicates 46.7% of households in the Thames-Coromandel District had access to two or more motor vehicles, compared to 52.7% in the Waikato 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 Thames-Coromandel 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
Thames-Coromandel District20132006Change
Number of carsNumber%Waikato Region %Number%Waikato Region %2006 to 2013
No motor vehicle8107.06.57837.36.5+27
1 motor vehicle4,87542.435.84,59942.635.6+276
2 motor vehicles4,20036.537.33,88236.037.4+318
3 or more motor vehicles1,17610.215.31,22111.316.0-45
Not stated / included4443.95.03122.94.5+132

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, Waikato Region: 5.0% 3 or more motor vehicles, Waikato Region: 15.3% 2 motor vehicles, Waikato Region: 37.3% 1 motor vehicle, Waikato Region: 35.8% No motor vehicle, Waikato Region: 6.5% Not stated / included, Thames-Coromandel District: 3.9% 3 or more motor vehicles, Thames-Coromandel District: 10.2% 2 motor vehicles, Thames-Coromandel District: 36.5% 1 motor vehicle, Thames-Coromandel District: 42.4% No motor vehicle, Thames-Coromandel District: 7.0%
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, Thames-Coromandel District: +132 3 or more motor vehicles, Thames-Coromandel District: -45 2 motor vehicles, Thames-Coromandel District: +318 1 motor vehicle, Thames-Coromandel District: +276 No motor vehicle, Thames-Coromandel District: +27
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 Thames-Coromandel District in 2013 compared to the Waikato Region shows that 89.1% of the households owned at least one car, while 7.0% did not, compared with 88.5% and 6.5% respectively in the Waikato 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, 42.4% of the households owned one car; 36.5% owned two cars; and 10.2% owned three cars or more, compared with 35.8%; 37.3% and 15.3% respectively for the Waikato Region.

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the household car ownership in the Thames-Coromandel District between 2006 and 2013 were:

  • 2 motor vehicles (+318 households)
  • 1 motor vehicle (+276 households)

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