Car or van availability

The following table has the Lancashire car or van availability figures from the 2011 Census of Population that have been downloaded from the Office for National Statistics website.

The Lancashire results in a national context  

The office for national statistics has an interactive map which looks at patterns of car ownership across England and Wales. You can use the map to explore the patterns in the Lancashire authorities, and see how they have changes since 2001.

The 2011 results for Lancashire

For the Lancashire-14 area, 25.0% of households were said to be without a car or van. This was only slightly below the England and Wales average of 25.6%.  In total 715,455 cars or vans were said to be in the broader Lancashire area on the day of the census: March 27th 2011. 

Table 1. 2011 Census: Car or van availability

    No car or van 1 car or van 2 cars or vans 3 cars or vans 4 or more cars or vans All cars or vans in the area
  Household number

Percent per household

Lancashire-12 496,299 22.9 43.5 26.3 5.6 1.8 599,618
Lancashire-14 618,019 25.0 43.4 24.7 5.2 1.7 715,455
North West 3,009,549 28.0 42.5 23.5 4.6 1.4 3,296,604
England and Wales 23,366,844 25.6 42.2 24.7 5.5 1.9 27,294,656

Source: Census of Population, 2011

We have added an interactive map that gives access to all the results for the 14 Lancashire local authorities. The results are also available at the ward, and lower level super output area levels.

Variations between Lancashire authorities were quite noticeable. Only 17.1% of households in Chorley, 15.6% in South Ribble and just 13% in Ribble Valley had no car or van. In these three authorities, over 30% of households has two cars or vans. In contrast, over 30% of households in Burnley, Preston, Blackburn with Darwen and Blackpool had no car or van.

Page updated May 2013