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Central Coast Council area

Overseas born - Number of cars per household

In the Central Coast Council area, 52.5% of people born overseas had access to two or more motor vehicles.

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 born overseas.

The number of motor vehicles among the overseas-born population may be influenced by a variety of factors, such as the Age Structure of that population, ability to drive and availability of other transport options (eg. public transport) in the area of residence.

Number of motor vehicles data should also be viewed in conjunction with Number of Bedrooms and Household Size, as well as atlas maps showing the location of overseas-born population, to build up the story of migrant communities in 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, counted in private dwellings

Car ownership
Central Coast Council area - Overseas born20112006Change
Number of carsNumber%Greater SydneyNumber%Greater Sydney2006 to 2011
No motor vehicles2,6946.411.52,7797.311.8-85
1 motor vehicle16,21738.437.015,30040.037.2+917
2 motor vehicles15,61837.033.413,93936.433.1+1,679
3 or more motor vehicles6,58315.615.55,02713.114.4+1,556
Not stated1,1462.72.61,2363.23.6-90

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 3 or more motor vehicles, Greater Sydney: 15.5% 2 motor vehicles, Greater Sydney: 33.4% 1 motor vehicle, Greater Sydney: 37.0% No motor vehicles, Greater Sydney: 11.5% 3 or more motor vehicles, Central Coast Council area: 15.6% 2 motor vehicles, Central Coast Council area: 37.0% 1 motor vehicle, Central Coast Council area: 38.4% No motor vehicles, Central Coast Council area: 6.4%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.
Change in car ownership, 2006 to 2011
Change in car ownership, 2006 to 2011 3 or more motor vehicles, Central Coast Council area: +1,556 2 motor vehicles, Central Coast Council area: +1,679 1 motor vehicle, Central Coast Council area: +917 No motor vehicles, Central Coast Council area: -85
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the car ownership of people born overseas in the Central Coast Council area in 2011 compared to Greater Sydney shows that 90.9% of people born overseas were in households that owned at least one car, while 6.4% did not, compared with 85.9% and 11.5% respectively in Greater Sydney.

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

Overall, 38.4% of people born overseas were in households that owned one car; 37.0% owned two cars; and 15.6% owned three cars or more, compared with 37.0%; 33.4% and 15.5% respectively for Greater Sydney.

Emerging groups

The largest changes in household car ownership for people born overseas in the Central Coast Council area between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • 2 motor vehicles (+1,679 persons)
  • 3 or more motor vehicles (+1,556 persons)
  • 1 motor vehicle (+917 persons)
  • No motor vehicles (-85 persons)
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