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Chester Hill

Number of cars per household

Analysis of car ownership in 2011, indicates 45% of households in Chester Hill had access to two or more motor vehicles, compared to 47% in Bankstown City.

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 Chester Hill 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
Chester Hill20112006Change
Number of carsNumber%Bankstown City %Number%Bankstown City %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idNo motor vehicles51313.810.756515.712.5-52
1 motor vehicle
1,28934.734.71,36637.935.9-77
map this data in atlas.id2 motor vehicles1,12430.332.197727.130.5+147
3 or more motor vehicles
52914.215.037510.412.7+154
Not stated
2587.07.43198.98.4-60

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, Bankstown City: 7.4% 3 or more motor vehicles, Bankstown City: 15.0% 2 motor vehicles, Bankstown City: 32.1% 1 motor vehicle, Bankstown City: 34.7% No motor vehicles, Bankstown City: 10.7% Not stated, Chester Hill: 7.0% 3 or more motor vehicles, Chester Hill: 14.2% 2 motor vehicles, Chester Hill: 30.3% 1 motor vehicle, Chester Hill: 34.7% No motor vehicles, Chester Hill: 13.8%
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, Chester Hill: -60 3 or more motor vehicles, Chester Hill: +154 2 motor vehicles, Chester Hill: +147 1 motor vehicle, Chester Hill: -77 No motor vehicles, Chester Hill: -52
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 Chester Hill in 2011 compared to Bankstown City shows that 79.2% of the households owned at least one car, while 13.8% did not, compared with 81.9% and 10.7% respectively in Bankstown City.

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

Overall, 34.7% of the households owned one car; 30.3% owned two cars; and 14.2% owned three cars or more, compared with 34.7%; 32.1% and 15.0% respectively for Bankstown City.

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the household car ownership in Chester Hill between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • 3 or more motor vehicles (+154 households)
  • 2 motor vehicles (+147 households)
  • 1 motor vehicle (-77 households)
  • No motor vehicles (-52 households)

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