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Sydenham District

Number of cars per household

Analysis of car ownership in 2011, indicates 64% of households in Sydenham District had access to two or more motor vehicles, compared to 53% 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 Sydenham District 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
Sydenham District20112006Change
Number of carsNumber%City of Brimbank %Number%City of Brimbank %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idNo motor vehicles5894.07.94923.48.6+97
1 motor vehicle
3,84626.131.43,50724.531.7+339
map this data in atlas.id2 motor vehicles5,73538.934.36,19243.334.3-457
3 or more motor vehicles
3,72025.318.23,20122.417.1+519
Not stated
8405.78.29096.48.4-69

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, 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% Not stated, Sydenham District: 5.7% 3 or more motor vehicles, Sydenham District: 25.3% 2 motor vehicles, Sydenham District: 38.9% 1 motor vehicle, Sydenham District: 26.1% No motor vehicles, Sydenham District: 4.0%
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, Sydenham District: -69 3 or more motor vehicles, Sydenham District: +519 2 motor vehicles, Sydenham District: -457 1 motor vehicle, Sydenham District: +339 No motor vehicles, Sydenham District: +97
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 Sydenham District in 2011 compared to City of Brimbank shows that 90.3% of the households owned at least one car, while 4.0% did not, compared with 83.9% and 7.9% respectively in City of Brimbank.

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, 26.1% of the households owned one car; 38.9% owned two cars; and 25.3% owned three cars or more, compared with 31.4%; 34.3% and 18.2% respectively for City of Brimbank.

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the household car ownership in Sydenham District between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • 3 or more motor vehicles (+519 households)
  • 2 motor vehicles (-457 households)
  • 1 motor vehicle (+339 households)
  • No motor vehicles (+97 households)

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