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West Croydon and District

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 44% of households in West Croydon and District had access to two or more motor vehicles, compared to 48% in the City of Charles Sturt.

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 West Croydon and 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 2016?'

Households

Car ownership
West Croydon and District - Households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Number of carsNumber%City of Charles Sturt %Number%City of Charles Sturt %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idNo motor vehicles48512.29.253513.310.8-49
1 motor vehicle
1,44036.136.71,58339.538.5-143
map this data in atlas.id2 motor vehicles1,28432.233.31,19529.832.5+89
3 or more motor vehicles
48012.114.344711.112.6+34
Not stated
2957.46.52486.25.6+47

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 Charles Sturt: 6.5% 3 or more motor vehicles, City of Charles Sturt: 14.3% 2 motor vehicles, City of Charles Sturt: 33.3% 1 motor vehicle, City of Charles Sturt: 36.7% No motor vehicles, City of Charles Sturt: 9.2% Not stated, West Croydon and District: 7.4% 3 or more motor vehicles, West Croydon and District: 12.1% 2 motor vehicles, West Croydon and District: 32.2% 1 motor vehicle, West Croydon and District: 36.1% No motor vehicles, West Croydon and District: 12.2%
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, West Croydon and District: +47 3 or more motor vehicles, West Croydon and District: +34 2 motor vehicles, West Croydon and District: +89 1 motor vehicle, West Croydon and District: -143 No motor vehicles, West Croydon and District: -49
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 West Croydon and District in 2016 compared to the City of Charles Sturt shows that 80.4% of the households owned at least one car, while 12.2% did not, compared with 84.3% and 9.2% respectively in the City of Charles Sturt.

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

Overall, 36.1% of the households owned one car; 32.2% owned two cars; and 12.1% owned three cars or more, compared with 36.7%; 33.3% and 14.3% respectively for the City of Charles Sturt.

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the household car ownership in West Croydon and District between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • 1 motor vehicle (-143 households)
  • 2 motor vehicles (+89 households)
  • No motor vehicles (-49 households)

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