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Central Coast Council area

Number of cars per household

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Analysis of car ownership in 2016, indicates 50% of households in the Central Coast Council area had access to two or more motor vehicles, compared to 46% in Greater Sydney.

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 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
Central Coast Council area - Households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Number of carsNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idNo motor vehicles8,5126.710.710,6498.711.8-2,137
1 motor vehicle
44,79435.235.446,49838.236.8-1,704
map this data in atlas.id2 motor vehicles42,63333.531.140,15733.031.4+2,476
3 or more motor vehicles
21,19516.714.916,50113.613.0+4,694
Not stated
10,0567.98.07,9576.57.1+2,099

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, Greater Sydney: 8.0% 3 or more motor vehicles, Greater Sydney: 14.9% 2 motor vehicles, Greater Sydney: 31.1% 1 motor vehicle, Greater Sydney: 35.4% No motor vehicles, Greater Sydney: 10.7% Not stated, Central Coast Council area: 7.9% 3 or more motor vehicles, Central Coast Council area: 16.7% 2 motor vehicles, Central Coast Council area: 33.5% 1 motor vehicle, Central Coast Council area: 35.2% No motor vehicles, Central Coast Council area: 6.7%
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, Central Coast Council area: +2,099 3 or more motor vehicles, Central Coast Council area: +4,694 2 motor vehicles, Central Coast Council area: +2,476 1 motor vehicle, Central Coast Council area: -1,704 No motor vehicles, Central Coast Council area: -2,137
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 the Central Coast Council area in 2016 compared to Greater Sydney shows that 85.4% of the households owned at least one car, while 6.7% did not, compared with 81.3% and 10.7% respectively in Greater Sydney.

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

Overall, 35.2% of the households owned one car; 33.5% owned two cars; and 16.7% owned three cars or more, compared with 35.4%; 31.1% and 14.9% respectively for Greater Sydney.

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the household car ownership in the Central Coast Council area between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • 3 or more motor vehicles (+4,694 households)
  • 2 motor vehicles (+2,476 households)
  • No motor vehicles (-2,137 households)
  • 1 motor vehicle (-1,704 households)

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