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Figure A2. Cars parked south of the counter from 12:30pm 11/1/08, at 3pm 52 cars were parked south of the counter.

Results and Discussion

Table A1, combined counts for Friday and Saturday

per car

double the children per car

750

2613

3.48

2002

2.67

611

0.81

3.65

total cars total people in cars total adults

total children total people (incl bikers / walkers)

child %

2741 22.29

1222

3224 37.90

4.30

An average of 3.48 people were counted per car of the 750 cars counted. When the total people count included those who would not drive across the counter during their trip the average people per car increased to 3.65. Of those not driving over, all but one were parked at the camp ground. So those parked further up the road had all driven over the counter (bar one).

It was noted that the counts of people per car was an underestimate for two reasons. Firstly some cars have tinted windows. With tinted windows the count must be made quickly while it is possible to see through the front windscreen. As the car passes back seat passengers can not be seen. However, it is estimated most adults could still be counted through the front windscreen but probably children were undercounted. Secondly anyone not visible is not counted, this would primarily be children shorter than their window. It was noted that not many young children were counted. To assess the extent of this problem survey data from groups interviewed on the beach was consulted.

The average group size interviewed on the beach was 4.34 people with 2.64 adults

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