2901.0 - Census of Population and Housing: Census Dictionary, 2016
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Number of Motor Vehicles (VEHD)
This variable records the number of registered motor vehicles, which are owned or used by members of a household, and which are garaged or parked near the occupied private dwelling on Census night. It includes vans and company vehicles kept at home, but excludes motorbikes and scooters. Motorbikes and motor scooters are excluded from this question because of their lesser impact on the transport system.
Number of Motor Vehicles (VEHD) is a significant part of a package of transport-related Census variables and has an important place in transport modelling, town planning and market research. It also serves as a useful socioeconomic indicator, either by itself or when cross classified with other characteristics, to identify mobility and thus the ability to access services. Data on the distribution of vehicles are important for indicating needs such as parking and public transport.
See also Dwelling, Household, Method of Travel to Work (MTWP), Place of Work (POWP).