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Seaford

Number of cars per household

Analysis of car ownership in 2011, indicates 44% of households in Seaford had access to two or more motor vehicles, compared to 52% in Frankston City.

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 Seaford 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
Seaford20112006Change
Number of carsNumber%Frankston City %Number%Frankston City %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idNo motor vehicles6399.16.874611.07.9-107
1 motor vehicle
2,73439.034.52,64239.034.6+92
map this data in atlas.id2 motor vehicles2,23731.936.52,03030.035.8+207
3 or more motor vehicles
81811.715.670310.413.7+115
Not stated
5768.26.56499.67.9-73

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, Frankston City: 6.5% 3 or more motor vehicles, Frankston City: 15.6% 2 motor vehicles, Frankston City: 36.5% 1 motor vehicle, Frankston City: 34.5% No motor vehicles, Frankston City: 6.8% Not stated, Seaford: 8.2% 3 or more motor vehicles, Seaford: 11.7% 2 motor vehicles, Seaford: 31.9% 1 motor vehicle, Seaford: 39.0% No motor vehicles, Seaford: 9.1%
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, Seaford: -73 3 or more motor vehicles, Seaford: +115 2 motor vehicles, Seaford: +207 1 motor vehicle, Seaford: +92 No motor vehicles, Seaford: -107
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 Seaford in 2011 compared to Frankston City shows that 82.7% of the households owned at least one car, while 9.1% did not, compared with 86.6% and 6.8% respectively in Frankston City.

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

Overall, 39.0% of the households owned one car; 31.9% owned two cars; and 11.7% owned three cars or more, compared with 34.5%; 36.5% and 15.6% respectively for Frankston City.

Emerging groups

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

  • 2 motor vehicles (+207 households)
  • 3 or more motor vehicles (+115 households)
  • No motor vehicles (-107 households)
  • 1 motor vehicle (+92 households)

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