In 1966, Durbanites owned 80000 automobiles. By 1976, the number was estimated at 182000, some 30% owned by Indians, Coloureds and African. Car ownership reached 270.000 in 1985, more than 1/10 owned by Africans.By 2006 private car ownership had done a complete turn around - 56% new car owners were people of colour (second hand car ownership even higher), with a mere 31.3% white owners.