How many households don’t have a car?

Leicester’s car-less households higher than regional average, only Nottingham has more

Everyone has a car nowadays. Except for those who don’t.

Leicester has 45,375 households without access to a car or van, according to the most recent data in the 2011 census.

That is 36.9% of the total households in the city, which is higher than the East Midland’s average of 22.1% and of England as a whole (25.8%). Predictably, rural areas are much lower—with Rutland just 12.4%. More surprisingly, Leicester has more than double the proportion of car-less households than neighbouring Oadby and Wigston.

The table below shows comparison with other cities and areas. Only Nottingham has a higher percentage.

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