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Number of cars per household

Analysis of car ownership in 2013, indicates 40.8% of households in the Whanganui District had access to two or more motor vehicles, compared to 51.8% in the New Zealand.

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 Whanganui 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
Whanganui District20132006Change
Number of carsNumber%New Zealand %Number%New Zealand %2006 to 2013
map this data in atlas.idNo motor vehicle1,87210.87.51,84210.97.8+30
1 motor vehicle
7,42542.935.77,22742.836.3+198
map this data in atlas.id2 motor vehicles5,26530.436.55,28931.336.6-24
3 or more motor vehicles
1,78810.315.31,82110.815.3-33
Not stated / included
9545.55.06964.14.1+258

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, New Zealand: 5.0% 3 or more motor vehicles, New Zealand: 15.3% 2 motor vehicles, New Zealand: 36.5% 1 motor vehicle, New Zealand: 35.7% No motor vehicle, New Zealand: 7.5% Not stated / included, Whanganui District: 5.5% 3 or more motor vehicles, Whanganui District: 10.3% 2 motor vehicles, Whanganui District: 30.4% 1 motor vehicle, Whanganui District: 42.9% No motor vehicle, Whanganui District: 10.8%
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, Whanganui District: +258 3 or more motor vehicles, Whanganui District: -33 2 motor vehicles, Whanganui District: -24 1 motor vehicle, Whanganui District: +198 No motor vehicle, Whanganui District: +30
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 Whanganui District in 2013 compared to the New Zealand shows that 83.7% of the households owned at least one car, while 10.8% did not, compared with 87.5% and 7.5% respectively in the New Zealand.

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, 42.9% of the households owned one car; 30.4% owned two cars; and 10.3% owned three cars or more, compared with 35.7%; 36.5% and 15.3% respectively for the New Zealand.

Emerging groups

The largest change in the household car ownership in the Whanganui District between 2006 and 2013 was:

  • 1 motor vehicle (+198 households)

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