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Shire of Ashburton

Number of cars per household

Analysis of car ownership in 2011, indicates 45% 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 2011?'

Households

Car ownership
Shire of Ashburton - Households (Enumerated)20112006Change
Number of carsNumber%Regional WA %Number%Regional WA %2006 to 2011
No motor vehicles1575.65.81385.76.2+19
1 motor vehicle1,04237.231.01,01642.031.8+26
2 motor vehicles85830.734.169228.634.1+166
3 or more motor vehicles39314.020.329812.317.9+95
Not stated34912.58.927311.310.0+76

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, Regional WA: 8.9% 3 or more motor vehicles, Regional WA: 20.3% 2 motor vehicles, Regional WA: 34.1% 1 motor vehicle, Regional WA: 31.0% No motor vehicles, Regional WA: 5.8% Not stated, Shire of Ashburton: 12.5% 3 or more motor vehicles, Shire of Ashburton: 14.0% 2 motor vehicles, Shire of Ashburton: 30.7% 1 motor vehicle, Shire of Ashburton: 37.2% No motor vehicles, Shire of Ashburton: 5.6%
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, Shire of Ashburton: +76 3 or more motor vehicles, Shire of Ashburton: +95 2 motor vehicles, Shire of Ashburton: +166 1 motor vehicle, Shire of Ashburton: +26 No motor vehicles, Shire of Ashburton: +19
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 the Shire of Ashburton in 2011 compared to Regional WA shows that 81.9% of the households owned at least one car, while 5.6% did not, compared with 85.4% and 5.8% 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, 37.2% of the households owned one car; 30.7% owned two cars; and 14.0% owned three cars or more, compared with 31.0%; 34.1% and 20.3% respectively for Regional WA.

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the household car ownership in the Shire of Ashburton between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • 2 motor vehicles (+166 households)
  • 3 or more motor vehicles (+95 households)

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