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Number of cars per household

Analysis of car ownership in 2013, indicates 49.2% of households in the Upper Hutt City had access to two or more motor vehicles, compared to 42.5% in the Wellington 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 Upper Hutt City 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
Upper Hutt City20132006Change
Number of carsNumber%Wellington Region %Number%Wellington Region %2006 to 2013
map this data in atlas.idNo motor vehicle1,2728.511.21,3479.511.3-75
1 motor vehicle
5,78438.542.05,58339.542.0+201
map this data in atlas.id2 motor vehicles5,31935.431.94,99535.432.3+324
3 or more motor vehicles
2,07313.810.61,89013.410.9+183
Not stated / included
5913.94.33032.13.4+288

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, Wellington Region: 4.3% 3 or more motor vehicles, Wellington Region: 10.6% 2 motor vehicles, Wellington Region: 31.9% 1 motor vehicle, Wellington Region: 42.0% No motor vehicle, Wellington Region: 11.2% Not stated / included, Upper Hutt City: 3.9% 3 or more motor vehicles, Upper Hutt City: 13.8% 2 motor vehicles, Upper Hutt City: 35.4% 1 motor vehicle, Upper Hutt City: 38.5% No motor vehicle, Upper Hutt City: 8.5%
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, Upper Hutt City: +288 3 or more motor vehicles, Upper Hutt City: +183 2 motor vehicles, Upper Hutt City: +324 1 motor vehicle, Upper Hutt City: +201 No motor vehicle, Upper Hutt City: -75
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 Upper Hutt City in 2013 compared to the Wellington Region shows that 87.6% of the households owned at least one car, while 8.5% did not, compared with 84.5% and 11.2% respectively in the Wellington Region.

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

Overall, 38.5% of the households owned one car; 35.4% owned two cars; and 13.8% owned three cars or more, compared with 42.0%; 31.9% and 10.6% respectively for the Wellington Region.

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the household car ownership in the Upper Hutt City between 2006 and 2013 were:

  • 2 motor vehicles (+324 households)
  • 1 motor vehicle (+201 households)
  • 3 or more motor vehicles (+183 households)
  • No motor vehicle (-75 households)

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