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Kāpiti Coast DistrictCommunity profile

Raumati Beach East

Number of cars per household

Analysis of car ownership in 2018, indicates 39.9% of households in Raumati Beach East had access to two or more motor vehicles, compared to 51.2% in Paraparaumu North.

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 Raumati Beach East 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
Raumati Beach East20182013Change
Number of carsNumber% of householdsParaparaumu North %Number% of householdsParaparaumu North %2013 to 2018
No motor vehicle 10210.75.411112.67.2-9
1 motor vehicle 41743.737.441146.840.2+6
2 motor vehicles 26427.735.325829.436.6+6
3 or more motor vehicles 11712.315.9758.513.2+42
Not stated / included 545.76.0242.72.9+30
Total households954100.0100.0879100.0100.0+75
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 Raumati Beach East in 2018 compared to Paraparaumu North shows that 83.6% of the households owned at least one car, while 10.7% did not, compared with 88.6% and 5.4% respectively in Paraparaumu North.

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, 43.7% of the households owned one car; 27.7% owned two cars; and 12.3% owned three cars or more, compared with 37.4%; 35.3% and 15.9% respectively for Paraparaumu North.

Emerging groups

There were no major differences in Raumati Beach East between 2013 and 2018.

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