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Hutt CityCommunity profile

Hutt City

Number of cars per household

Analysis of car ownership in 2018, indicates 47.5% of households in Hutt City had access to two or more motor vehicles, compared to 63.9% in Belmont Park and Manor Park.

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 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.

Please note: Stats NZ has given number of cars data for the 2018 Census a quality rating of "moderate". This is due to a higher non-response rate for 2018, and no alternative data sources have been used. It is possible that any change in categories may be due to the higher "Not stated" component and users should use caution in comparing over time. See Stats NZ’s DataInfo+ for specific information on what this rating means and recommendations for use.


Derived from the Census question:

'How many motor vehicles (not counting motorbikes) do the people who live here have available for their use?'

Car ownership
Hutt City20182013Change
Number of carsNumber% of householdsBelmont Park and Manor Park %Number% of householdsBelmont Park and Manor Park %2013 to 2018
No motor vehicle 3,0638.21.23,65710.23.6-594
1 motor vehicle 13,71036.930.114,63740.731.0-927
2 motor vehicles 12,50433.637.311,82032.835.7+684
3 or more motor vehicles 5,16613.926.54,09811.425.0+1,068
Not stated / included 2,7217.34.81,7764.94.8+945
Total households37,164100.0100.035,988100.0100.0+1,176
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings 2013 and 2018. Compiled and presented in by .id , the population experts.
Stats NZ data quality rating: Moderate
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Dominant groups

Analysis of the car ownership of the households in Hutt City in 2018 compared to Belmont Park and Manor Park shows that 84.4% of the households owned at least one car, while 8.2% did not, compared with 94.0% and 1.2% respectively in Belmont Park and Manor Park.

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, 36.9% of the households owned one car; 33.6% owned two cars; and 13.9% owned three cars or more, compared with 30.1%; 37.3% and 26.5% respectively for Belmont Park and Manor Park.

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the household car ownership in Hutt City between 2013 and 2018 were:

  • 3 or more motor vehicles (+1,068 households)
  • 1 motor vehicle (-927 households)
  • 2 motor vehicles (+684 households)
  • No motor vehicle (-594 households)

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