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South West Overlay

Number of cars per household

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Analysis of car ownership in 2016, indicates 12% of households in South West Overlay had access to two or more motor vehicles, compared to 19% 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 South West Overlay 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 2016?'

Households

Car ownership
South West Overlay - Households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Number of carsNumber%City of Adelaide %Number%City of Adelaide %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idNo motor vehicles50030.727.839633.028.4+103
1 motor vehicle
74745.840.550241.839.8+245
map this data in atlas.id2 motor vehicles17610.815.316513.815.8+12
3 or more motor vehicles
201.23.3252.13.8-5
Not stated
18511.413.01119.312.2+74

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Car ownership, 2016
Car ownership, 2016 Not stated, City of Adelaide: 13.0% 3 or more motor vehicles, City of Adelaide: 3.3% 2 motor vehicles, City of Adelaide: 15.3% 1 motor vehicle, City of Adelaide: 40.5% No motor vehicles, City of Adelaide: 27.8% Not stated, South West Overlay: 11.4% 3 or more motor vehicles, South West Overlay: 1.2% 2 motor vehicles, South West Overlay: 10.8% 1 motor vehicle, South West Overlay: 45.8% No motor vehicles, South West Overlay: 30.7%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in car ownership, 2011 to 2016
Change in car ownership, 2011 to 2016 Not stated, South West Overlay: +74 3 or more motor vehicles, South West Overlay: -5 2 motor vehicles, South West Overlay: +12 1 motor vehicle, South West Overlay: +245 No motor vehicles, South West Overlay: +103
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the car ownership of the households in South West Overlay in 2016 compared to the City of Adelaide shows that 57.9% of the households owned at least one car, while 30.7% did not, compared with 59.1% and 27.8% 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 smaller proportion who owned two cars; and a smaller proportion who owned three cars or more.

Overall, 45.8% of the households owned one car; 10.8% owned two cars; and 1.2% owned three cars or more, compared with 40.5%; 15.3% and 3.3% respectively for the City of Adelaide.

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the household car ownership in South West Overlay between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • 1 motor vehicle (+245 households)
  • No motor vehicles (+103 households)

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