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Sunshine North

Number of cars per household

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This topic has been updated with 2016 Census data for all areas. What's this?

Analysis of car ownership in 2016, indicates 49% of households in Sunshine North had access to two or more motor vehicles, compared to 54% in City of Brimbank.

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 Sunshine North 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
Sunshine North - Households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Number of carsNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idNo motor vehicles3569.36.839611.07.9-40
1 motor vehicle
1,25032.530.31,23534.431.4+15
map this data in atlas.id2 motor vehicles1,16930.434.31,06229.634.3+107
3 or more motor vehicles
72818.919.855615.518.2+172
Not stated
3408.88.83389.48.2+2

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, City of Brimbank: 8.8% 3 or more motor vehicles, City of Brimbank: 19.8% 2 motor vehicles, City of Brimbank: 34.3% 1 motor vehicle, City of Brimbank: 30.3% No motor vehicles, City of Brimbank: 6.8% Not stated, Sunshine North: 8.8% 3 or more motor vehicles, Sunshine North: 18.9% 2 motor vehicles, Sunshine North: 30.4% 1 motor vehicle, Sunshine North: 32.5% No motor vehicles, Sunshine North: 9.3%
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, Sunshine North: +2 3 or more motor vehicles, Sunshine North: +172 2 motor vehicles, Sunshine North: +107 1 motor vehicle, Sunshine North: +15 No motor vehicles, Sunshine North: -40
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 Sunshine North in 2016 compared to City of Brimbank shows that 81.9% of the households owned at least one car, while 9.3% did not, compared with 84.4% and 6.8% respectively in City of Brimbank.

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, 32.5% of the households owned one car; 30.4% owned two cars; and 18.9% owned three cars or more, compared with 30.3%; 34.3% and 19.8% respectively for City of Brimbank.

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the household car ownership in Sunshine North between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • 3 or more motor vehicles (+172 households)
  • 2 motor vehicles (+107 households)

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