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Hobsons Bay City

Number of cars per household

Analysis of car ownership in 2011, indicates 47% of households in Hobsons Bay City had access to two or more motor vehicles, compared to 51% in Greater Melbourne.

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 Hobsons Bay City 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
Hobsons Bay City20112006Change
Number of carsNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idNo motor vehicles2,9229.09.03,0899.89.4-167
1 motor vehicle
12,19637.533.911,58036.633.4+616
map this data in atlas.id2 motor vehicles11,13134.235.510,77234.135.1+359
3 or more motor vehicles
4,16012.815.43,74811.914.3+412
Not stated
2,1196.56.32,4117.67.8-292

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, Greater Melbourne: 6.3% 3 or more motor vehicles, Greater Melbourne: 15.4% 2 motor vehicles, Greater Melbourne: 35.5% 1 motor vehicle, Greater Melbourne: 33.9% No motor vehicles, Greater Melbourne: 9.0% Not stated, Hobsons Bay City: 6.5% 3 or more motor vehicles, Hobsons Bay City: 12.8% 2 motor vehicles, Hobsons Bay City: 34.2% 1 motor vehicle, Hobsons Bay City: 37.5% No motor vehicles, Hobsons Bay City: 9.0%
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, Hobsons Bay City: -292 3 or more motor vehicles, Hobsons Bay City: +412 2 motor vehicles, Hobsons Bay City: +359 1 motor vehicle, Hobsons Bay City: +616 No motor vehicles, Hobsons Bay City: -167
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 Hobsons Bay City in 2011 compared to Greater Melbourne shows that 84.5% of the households owned at least one car, while 9.0% did not, compared with 84.8% and 9.0% respectively in Greater Melbourne.

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, 37.5% of the households owned one car; 34.2% owned two cars; and 12.8% owned three cars or more, compared with 33.9%; 35.5% and 15.4% respectively for Greater Melbourne.

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the household car ownership in Hobsons Bay City between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • 1 motor vehicle (+616 households)
  • 3 or more motor vehicles (+412 households)
  • 2 motor vehicles (+359 households)
  • No motor vehicles (-167 households)

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