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In 2013, 92.1% of households owned at least one car: 37.6% owned one car, 38.4% two cars, and 16.1% three or more cars. There are now more two-vehicle than one-vehicle households.



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Further Related Statistics:

RD037 Households with access to motor vehicles by region

RD038 Households with access to a motor vehicle by region (%)

 Core dashboard information


Households with access to a motor vehicle (one or more)

Nature of data

Quantitative, survey based
Primary source New Zealand Census, Statistics NZ
Custodian of data New Zealand Census, Statistics NZ

http://nzdotstat.stats.govt.nz/wbos/Index.aspx?DataSetCode=TABLECODE8011#; go to ‘2013 Census’->’Transport and Communications’-> ‘Number of motor vehicles'. Note: 1996 Census data appears to be no longer available on this website.

Frequency Every five years
Disaggregation National
Quality of the data Reliable
Next Update August 2019