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Statistics

CAR OWNERSHIP

  • The census statistics show a continual increase in car ownership with more households having two or more cars and fewer households having no car. Since 1971, the percentage of households in the West Midlands Metropolitan area with two or more cars has risen from 8% to 24% in 2001. The percentage of households with no car has fallen from 51% in 1971 to 34% in 2001. This trend hasbeen seen in each of the seven West Midlands Metropolitan Districts.
  • The car ownership chart illustrates the increase in levels of car ownership from the 1991 to 2001 census and also illustrates that levels of car ownership varies across districts. In 2001, Solihull had 21% of households who did not have a car compared with 38% in Birmingham.
  • A continual increase is expected in car ownership over the next few decades. In 2035 it is projected that 22% of households in the West Midlands will have no car and 29% will have two or more cars. A similar picture is projected for Great Britain. In 2035 it is projected that 19% of households will have no car and 32% will have two or more cars.
Car Ownership

Source: Centro Annual Statistical Report 2012