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Wairoa District

Number of cars per household

Analysis of car ownership in 2013, indicates 44.3% of households in the Wairoa District had access to two or more motor vehicles, compared to 49.8% in the Hawke's Bay 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 Wairoa 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
Wairoa District20132006Change
Number of carsNumber%Hawke's Bay Region %Number%Hawke's Bay Region %2006 to 2013
No motor vehicle2889.77.830910.07.6-21
1 motor vehicle1,18839.937.51,21239.137.0-24
2 motor vehicles1,00833.936.41,01732.836.8-9
3 or more motor vehicles30910.413.535711.514.8-48
Not stated / included1836.14.92016.53.8-18

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, Hawke's Bay Region: 4.9% 3 or more motor vehicles, Hawke's Bay Region: 13.5% 2 motor vehicles, Hawke's Bay Region: 36.4% 1 motor vehicle, Hawke's Bay Region: 37.5% No motor vehicle, Hawke's Bay Region: 7.8% Not stated / included, Wairoa District: 6.1% 3 or more motor vehicles, Wairoa District: 10.4% 2 motor vehicles, Wairoa District: 33.9% 1 motor vehicle, Wairoa District: 39.9% No motor vehicle, Wairoa 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, Wairoa District: -18 3 or more motor vehicles, Wairoa District: -48 2 motor vehicles, Wairoa District: -9 1 motor vehicle, Wairoa District: -24 No motor vehicle, Wairoa District: -21
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 Wairoa District in 2013 compared to the Hawke's Bay Region shows that 84.2% of the households owned at least one car, while 9.7% did not, compared with 87.3% and 7.8% respectively in the Hawke's Bay 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, 39.9% of the households owned one car; 33.9% owned two cars; and 10.4% owned three cars or more, compared with 37.5%; 36.4% and 13.5% respectively for the Hawke's Bay Region.

Emerging groups

There were no major differences in the Wairoa District between 2006 and 2013.

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