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Central Coast Council area

Recent arrivals - Number of cars per household

In the Central Coast Council area, 53% of recent arrivals were in households with an access to two or more motor vehicles in 2011.

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 Central Coast Council area quantifies access to private transport for those arrived recently in Australia.

Recent arrivals may be less likely to have access to cars in some areas, due to affordability or inability to drive. Access to public transport also influences whether households need access to motor vehicles.

Number of motor vehicles data should also be viewed in conjunction with Number of Bedrooms and Household Size to build up the story of recent arrivals in the Central Coast Council area.

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?'

People born overseas and arriving in Australia between 2006 and 9 Aug 2011, counted in private dwellings

Car ownership
Central Coast Council area - Recent arrivals2011
Number of carsNumber%Greater Sydney
No motor vehicles2004.521.1
1 motor vehicle1,82341.245.5
2 motor vehicles1,93143.623.7
3 or more motor vehicles4079.27.0
Not stated681.52.7

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Car ownership, 2011
Car ownership, 2011 3 or more motor vehicles, Greater Sydney: 7.0% 2 motor vehicles, Greater Sydney: 23.7% 1 motor vehicle, Greater Sydney: 45.5% No motor vehicles, Greater Sydney: 21.1% 3 or more motor vehicles, Central Coast Council area: 9.2% 2 motor vehicles, Central Coast Council area: 43.6% 1 motor vehicle, Central Coast Council area: 41.2% No motor vehicles, Central Coast Council area: 4.5%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the car ownership of the households with recent arrivals in the Central Coast Council area in 2011 compared to Greater Sydney shows that 93.9% of recent arrivals were in households who owned at least one car, while 4.5% did not, compared with 76.2% and 21.1% respectively in Greater Sydney.

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, 41.2% of recent arrivals were in households who owned one car; 43.6% owned two cars; and 9.2% owned three cars or more, compared with 45.5%; 23.7% and 7.0% respectively for Greater Sydney.

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