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Car Ownership

Volume 984: debated on Wednesday 14 May 1980

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asked the Minister of Transport what is the estimated percentage of households owning cars in each region of the United Kingdom at the latest available date.

The following are the figures derived from surveys carried out in 1977 and 1978:

Region and Households with one or more car
availableper cent.
Yorkshire and Humberside50
East Midlands61
East Anglia65
Greater London52
Rest of South-East67
South West65
West Midlands59
Wales (mid-1978)61
Scotland (1976–1978)47
Northern Ireland (1976–1978)53
United Kingdom57
Other information about car availability is given in "Transport Statistics Great Britain 1968–1978."