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Vehicle ownership is inversely correlated with household use of public transport.
60% of people in households with no vehicle used public transport, while only 27% of people in households with five vehicles or more used public transport in the last year.


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Core dashboard information


Public transport use in the last year by number of vehicles in household - 2015/17 (%)

Nature of data

Quantitative, survey-based
Primary source

New Zealand Household Travel Survey (Ministry of Transport)

Custodian of data

Ministry of Transport

URL https://www.transport.govt.nz/assets/Uploads/Research/Documents/25yrs-of-Travel-Figures-and-data-v2.xlsx, Figure 39
Frequency Periods run from July to June so 2011-2014 means July 2011 - June 2014.


Quality of the data

Survey based. Household Travel Surveys exclude commercial travel, and tend to underestimate total personal vehicle travel. Response rate (households with full responses from all members): Ongoing survey: 65%-70%.

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