When the First Fleet arrived on our shore in 1788, we started out with a population of just 788. Today, our population is well into the millions, peaking at 7,317,500iii, and we're Australia's most populous stateii.
NSW is a melting pot of cultures. We've got descendants of the English, Irish, Greeks, Chinese, Indians and more. Most of us live in the cities, suburbs and towns. But we have an affinity with nature and we've inherited our affection for the bush from generations before us.
We love nothing better than to escape the big smoke to go on beachside trips or camp in the wilderness of our National Parks. We adore the open plains of country NSW, chock-a-block with wheat fields and livestock. We marvel at the sight of vineyards across NSW, filled with flourishing grapevines. We relish in moments spent on the alluring beaches of our North and South Coasts, perfect for a stroll, swim or surf. And then there's the magic of our capital city - Sydney, filled with great bright lights, never short of traffic or sounds of laughter, never dull.
At Allianz we know that your vehicle is an important part of your lifestyle no matter which part of the state you're from.
In the first quarter of 2013, there were several local government areas from different parts of the state with registered vehicles well above the hundred thousand mark: Wyong with 132,229 vehicles registered, Wollongong with 153,514 vehicles, the Hills Shire with 141,037, and Penrith with 149,317.Other areas are listed in the Registered vehicles across NSW table.
Owning a car offers convenience, but it does not come without the risk of theft. NSW was the state with the most cars stolen in the year ending 30th June 2013, with a total 17, 061 vehicles stoleniv. If you live in this state, your chance of losing your vehicle to thieves is higher than if you were to live in the second most populated state of Victoria - NSW has a theft rate of 3.42 per 1,000 registrations, as compared to VIC with a theft rate of 2.64v.
All across NSW in 2012/13, 11,378 vehicles were stolen for short-term purposes, and 5,683 were stolen for profit-motivated purposesiv.
In the 2012/13 period, Blacktown had a reported number of 860 vehicles stolen, the most thefts reported for any local government area in NSW. Bankstown was second with 757 and Liverpool third with 636vi.
We've also identified that Hyundai, Holden and Toyota are the most stolen car brand in NSW. In 2012/13, the top pick for short term theft was the Hyundai Excel X3: 317 vehicles were stolenvii. The Holden Commodore VT and VN followed in second and third as the preferred steals. For profit-motivated theft, the Toyota Hilux MY98_04 was the most stolen vehicle with 196 thefts in NSW in totalvii.
Allianz provides reliable car insurance for drivers across NSW and beyond.
Our comprehensive car insurance offers protection to your investment when it comes to theft amongst other accidents. If your car is stolen and not recovered you can receive up to $75 per day for 14 days for rental car use.
Plus if you suffer from total loss^ due to car theft, we will pay you an agreed value or the market value of your stolen car, and make sure you receive the rental car benefit too. And if your vehicle is less than 2 years old and becomes a total loss^, we will replace it with a new one of the same make, model and series!
There's more. We will also provide up to $500 cover for personal items stolen from your vehicle.
Get a car insurance quote online in just 2 minutes. Let us help protect the investment in your car.
^Please refer to page 10 of our SureCover Plus Motor Insurance Product Disclosure Statement
i Geoscience Australia, Area of Australia - States and Territory, http://www.ga.gov.au/education/geoscience-basics/dimensions/area-of-australia-states-and-territories.html
ii NSW government, About New South Wales, http://www.nsw.gov.au/about-nsw
iii Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2011, Australian Demographic Statistics, http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/mf/3101.0/
iv National Motor Vehicle Theft Reduction Council, 2013, Quick Stats: Financial year ending 30 June 2013, http://ncars.on.net/docs/quick/aus.pdf, p.1
v National Motor Vehicle Theft Reduction Council, 2013, Quick Stats: Financial year ending 30 June 2013, http://ncars.on.net/docs/quick/aus.pdf, p.2
vi National Motor Vehicle Theft Reduction Council, 2013, Statistical Report 2012/13 (revised), http://ncars.on.net/docs/annual/annual_2012_13_web.pdf, p.32, 58
vii National Motor Vehicle Theft Reduction Council, 2013, Quick Stats: Financial year ending 30 June 2013, http://ncars.on.net/docs/quick/aus.pdf, p.4
viii NSW Government, Transport Roads & Maritime Services, Registration: Table 1.1.11 Registered vehicles by vehicle type by Local Government Area as at 31 March 2013,, http://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/publicationsstatisticsforms/statistics/registrationandlicensing/tables/table1111_2013q1.html