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Number of cars per household

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Analysis of car ownership in 2016, indicates 59% of households in Canterbury had access to two or more motor vehicles, compared to 51% in the City of Boroondara.

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 Canterbury 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
Canterbury - Households (Enumerated)20162006Change
Number of carsNumber%City of Boroondara %Number%City of Boroondara %2006 to 2016
No motor vehicles1274.67.71806.58.9-53
1 motor vehicle84931.035.482629.934.5+24
2 motor vehicles1,11540.736.51,13541.037.6-20
3 or more motor vehicles49418.114.447017.012.8+24
Not stated1515.56.01545.66.1-3

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Car ownership, 2016
Car ownership, 2016 Not stated, City of Boroondara: 6.0% 3 or more motor vehicles, City of Boroondara: 14.4% 2 motor vehicles, City of Boroondara: 36.5% 1 motor vehicle, City of Boroondara: 35.4% No motor vehicles, City of Boroondara: 7.7% Not stated, Canterbury: 5.5% 3 or more motor vehicles, Canterbury: 18.1% 2 motor vehicles, Canterbury: 40.7% 1 motor vehicle, Canterbury: 31.0% No motor vehicles, Canterbury: 4.6%
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, 2006 to 2016
Change in car ownership, 2006 to 2016 Not stated, Canterbury: -3 3 or more motor vehicles, Canterbury: +24 2 motor vehicles, Canterbury: -20 1 motor vehicle, Canterbury: +24 No motor vehicles, Canterbury: -53
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 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 Canterbury in 2016 compared to the City of Boroondara shows that 89.8% of the households owned at least one car, while 4.6% did not, compared with 86.3% and 7.7% respectively in the City of Boroondara.

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

Overall, 31.0% of the households owned one car; 40.7% owned two cars; and 18.1% owned three cars or more, compared with 35.4%; 36.5% and 14.4% respectively for the City of Boroondara.

Emerging groups

The largest change in the household car ownership in Canterbury between 2006 and 2016 was:

  • No motor vehicles (-53 households)

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