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Number of cars per household

Analysis of car ownership in 2011, indicates 53% of households in the City of Brimbank had access to two or more motor vehicles, compared to 51% in Greater Melbourne.

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 City of Brimbank 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
City of Brimbank20112006Change
Number of carsNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idNo motor vehicles4,8417.99.04,8668.69.4-25
1 motor vehicle
19,33831.433.917,94131.733.4+1,397
map this data in atlas.id2 motor vehicles21,14334.335.519,43134.335.1+1,712
3 or more motor vehicles
11,19118.215.49,66617.114.3+1,525
Not stated
5,0678.26.34,7298.47.8+338

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, Greater Melbourne: 6.3% 3 or more motor vehicles, Greater Melbourne: 15.4% 2 motor vehicles, Greater Melbourne: 35.5% 1 motor vehicle, Greater Melbourne: 33.9% No motor vehicles, Greater Melbourne: 9.0% Not stated, City of Brimbank: 8.2% 3 or more motor vehicles, City of Brimbank: 18.2% 2 motor vehicles, City of Brimbank: 34.3% 1 motor vehicle, City of Brimbank: 31.4% No motor vehicles, City of Brimbank: 7.9%
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, City of Brimbank: +338 3 or more motor vehicles, City of Brimbank: +1,525 2 motor vehicles, City of Brimbank: +1,712 1 motor vehicle, City of Brimbank: +1,397 No motor vehicles, City of Brimbank: -25
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 City of Brimbank in 2011 compared to Greater Melbourne shows that 83.9% of the households owned at least one car, while 7.9% did not, compared with 84.8% and 9.0% respectively in Greater Melbourne.

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

Overall, 31.4% of the households owned one car; 34.3% owned two cars; and 18.2% owned three cars or more, compared with 33.9%; 35.5% and 15.4% respectively for Greater Melbourne.

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the household car ownership in the City of Brimbank between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • 2 motor vehicles (+1,712 households)
  • 3 or more motor vehicles (+1,525 households)
  • 1 motor vehicle (+1,397 households)

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