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Shire of Ashburton

Number of cars per household

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Analysis of car ownership in 2016, indicates 43% of households in the Shire of Ashburton had access to two or more motor vehicles, compared to 54% in Regional WA.

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 the Shire of Ashburton 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
Shire of Ashburton - Households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Number of carsNumber%Regional WA %Number%Regional WA %2011 to 2016
No motor vehicles1294.74.91575.65.8-28
1 motor vehicle1,05638.228.81,04237.231.0+14
2 motor vehicles82930.033.085830.734.1-29
3 or more motor vehicles36713.321.439314.020.3-26
Not stated38313.911.934912.58.9+34

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, Regional WA: 11.9% 3 or more motor vehicles, Regional WA: 21.4% 2 motor vehicles, Regional WA: 33.0% 1 motor vehicle, Regional WA: 28.8% No motor vehicles, Regional WA: 4.9% Not stated, Shire of Ashburton: 13.9% 3 or more motor vehicles, Shire of Ashburton: 13.3% 2 motor vehicles, Shire of Ashburton: 30.0% 1 motor vehicle, Shire of Ashburton: 38.2% No motor vehicles, Shire of Ashburton: 4.7%
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, Shire of Ashburton: +34 3 or more motor vehicles, Shire of Ashburton: -26 2 motor vehicles, Shire of Ashburton: -29 1 motor vehicle, Shire of Ashburton: +14 No motor vehicles, Shire of Ashburton: -28
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 the Shire of Ashburton in 2016 compared to Regional WA shows that 81.5% of the households owned at least one car, while 4.7% did not, compared with 83.2% and 4.9% respectively in Regional WA.

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, 38.2% of the households owned one car; 30.0% owned two cars; and 13.3% owned three cars or more, compared with 28.8%; 33.0% and 21.4% respectively for Regional WA.

Emerging groups

There were no major differences in the Shire of Ashburton between 2011 and 2016.

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