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Number of cars per household

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Analysis of car ownership in 2016, indicates 54% of households in the Gunnedah Shire had access to two or more motor vehicles, compared to 51% in Regional NSW.

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 Gunnedah Shire 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
Gunnedah Shire - Households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Number of carsNumber%Regional NSW %Number%Regional NSW %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idNo motor vehicles2314.75.83687.87.6-137
1 motor vehicle
1,50930.833.41,53932.436.0-30
map this data in atlas.id2 motor vehicles1,65033.734.01,63334.434.4+17
3 or more motor vehicles
97219.817.286418.215.5+108
Not stated
53610.99.53417.26.5+195

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, Regional NSW: 9.5% 3 or more motor vehicles, Regional NSW: 17.2% 2 motor vehicles, Regional NSW: 34.0% 1 motor vehicle, Regional NSW: 33.4% No motor vehicles, Regional NSW: 5.8% Not stated, Gunnedah Shire: 10.9% 3 or more motor vehicles, Gunnedah Shire: 19.8% 2 motor vehicles, Gunnedah Shire: 33.7% 1 motor vehicle, Gunnedah Shire: 30.8% No motor vehicles, Gunnedah Shire: 4.7%
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, Gunnedah Shire: +195 3 or more motor vehicles, Gunnedah Shire: +108 2 motor vehicles, Gunnedah Shire: +17 1 motor vehicle, Gunnedah Shire: -30 No motor vehicles, Gunnedah Shire: -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 Gunnedah Shire in 2016 compared to Regional NSW shows that 84.3% of the households owned at least one car, while 4.7% did not, compared with 84.7% and 5.8% respectively in Regional NSW.

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

Overall, 30.8% of the households owned one car; 33.7% owned two cars; and 19.8% owned three cars or more, compared with 33.4%; 34.0% and 17.2% respectively for Regional NSW.

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the household car ownership in the Gunnedah Shire between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • No motor vehicles (-137 households)
  • 3 or more motor vehicles (+108 households)

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