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Upper North Adelaide

Number of cars per household

Analysis of car ownership in 2011, indicates 32% of households in Upper North Adelaide had access to two or more motor vehicles, compared to 20% in the City of Adelaide.

The ability of the population to access services and employment is strongly influenced by access to transport. The number of motor vehicles per household in Upper North Adelaide quantifies access to private transport and will be influenced by Age Structure and Household Type, which determine the number of adults present; access to Public Transport; distance to shops, services, employment and education; and Household Income. Depending on these factors, car ownership can be seen as a measure of advantage or disadvantage, or a neutral socio-economic measure, which impacts on the environment and quality of life.

Derived from the Census question:

'How many registered motor vehicles owned or used by residents of this dwelling were garaged or parked at or near this dwelling on the night of Tuesday, 9 August 2011?'

Households

Car ownership
Upper North Adelaide20112006Change
Number of carsNumber%City of Adelaide %Number%City of Adelaide %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idNo motor vehicles26213.128.435717.723.8-95
1 motor vehicle
93246.739.889644.340.5+36
map this data in atlas.id2 motor vehicles48724.415.846022.817.8+27
3 or more motor vehicles
1547.73.81045.13.4+50
Not stated
1628.112.220410.114.6-42

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Car ownership, 2011
Car ownership, 2011 Not stated, City of Adelaide: 12.2% 3 or more motor vehicles, City of Adelaide: 3.8% 2 motor vehicles, City of Adelaide: 15.8% 1 motor vehicle, City of Adelaide: 39.8% No motor vehicles, City of Adelaide: 28.4% Not stated, Upper North Adelaide: 8.1% 3 or more motor vehicles, Upper North Adelaide: 7.7% 2 motor vehicles, Upper North Adelaide: 24.4% 1 motor vehicle, Upper North Adelaide: 46.7% No motor vehicles, Upper North Adelaide: 13.1%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in car ownership, 2006 to 2011
Change in car ownership, 2006 to 2011 Not stated, Upper North Adelaide: -42 3 or more motor vehicles, Upper North Adelaide: +50 2 motor vehicles, Upper North Adelaide: +27 1 motor vehicle, Upper North Adelaide: +36 No motor vehicles, Upper North Adelaide: -95
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the car ownership of the households in Upper North Adelaide in 2011 compared to the City of Adelaide shows that 78.8% of the households owned at least one car, while 13.1% did not, compared with 59.4% and 28.4% respectively in the City of Adelaide.

Of those that owned at least one vehicle, there was a larger proportion who owned just one car; a larger proportion who owned two cars; and a larger proportion who owned three cars or more.

Overall, 46.7% of the households owned one car; 24.4% owned two cars; and 7.7% owned three cars or more, compared with 39.8%; 15.8% and 3.8% respectively for the City of Adelaide.

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the household car ownership in Upper North Adelaide between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • No motor vehicles (-95 households)
  • 3 or more motor vehicles (+50 households)

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