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Derived from the Census question:

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

New Zealand
Car availability

This data presents the number of motor vehicles that are mechanically operational and are available for private use by the usual residents of private dwellings. However, it should be noted these vehicles may not necessarily be licensed or have a current warrant of fitness.

The ability of the population to source services and employment is strongly influenced by access to transport, and the number of motor vehicles per household gives a measure of this access to private transport. Major factors that influence the share of motor vehicles per household include:

These tables show the number of individuals with access to each number of motor vehicles. Household data excludes people temporarily absent from their usual residence on census night.

Number of motor vehicles available
New Zealand - Rohe20132006Change
Motor vehiclesNumber of Māori within New Zealand% of Māori within New ZealandNew Zealand Māori population %Number of Māori within New Zealand% of Māori within New ZealandNew Zealand Māori population %2006 to 2013
No motor vehicle56,7158.98.946,3927.77.7+10,323
One motor vehicle212,13633.333.3202,46433.533.5+9,672
Two motor vehicles238,95637.537.5226,80037.537.5+12,156
Three or more motor vehicles117,29718.418.4117,10519.419.4+192
Not elsewhere included11,9311.91.911,8892.02.0+42

Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings 2006 and 2013.

Number of motor vehicles available, 2013
Number of motor vehicles available, 2013 Three or more motor vehicles, New Zealand Māori population: 18.4% Two motor vehicles, New Zealand Māori population: 37.5% One motor vehicle, New Zealand Māori population: 33.3% No motor vehicle, New Zealand Māori population: 8.9% Three or more motor vehicles, Rohe - New Zealand Māori population: 18.4% Two motor vehicles, Rohe - New Zealand Māori population: 37.5% One motor vehicle, Rohe - New Zealand Māori population: 33.3% No motor vehicle, Rohe - New Zealand Māori population: 8.9%
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings, 2013.
Change in number of motor vehicles available, 2006 to 2013
Change in number of motor vehicles available, 2006 to 2013 Three or more motor vehicles, Rohe - New Zealand: +192 Two motor vehicles, Rohe - New Zealand: +12,156 One motor vehicle, Rohe - New Zealand: +9,672 No motor vehicle, Rohe - New Zealand: +10,323
Source: Statistics New Zealand, Census of Population and Dwellings, 2006 and 2013.

Dominant groups

There were no major differences between the number of cars per household of the Māori population in New Zealand Rohe and the New Zealand Māori population in 2013.

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the number of cars per household of the Māori population in New Zealand Rohe between 2006 and 2013 were people with access:

  • Two motor vehicles (+12,156 people)
  • No motor vehicle (+10,323 people)
  • One motor vehicle (+9,672 people)
  • Three or more motor vehicles (+192 people)