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Altona Meadows

Number of cars per household

Analysis of car ownership in 2011, indicates 51% of households in Altona Meadows had access to two or more motor vehicles, compared to 47% in Hobsons Bay 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 Altona Meadows 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
Altona Meadows20112006Change
Number of carsNumber%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idNo motor vehicles3815.59.04026.09.8-21
1 motor vehicle
2,53436.437.52,38135.436.6+153
map this data in atlas.id2 motor vehicles2,39834.534.22,47336.734.1-75
3 or more motor vehicles
1,17016.812.81,07816.011.9+92
Not stated
4746.86.53975.97.6+77

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, 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% Not stated, Altona Meadows: 6.8% 3 or more motor vehicles, Altona Meadows: 16.8% 2 motor vehicles, Altona Meadows: 34.5% 1 motor vehicle, Altona Meadows: 36.4% No motor vehicles, Altona Meadows: 5.5%
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, Altona Meadows: +77 3 or more motor vehicles, Altona Meadows: +92 2 motor vehicles, Altona Meadows: -75 1 motor vehicle, Altona Meadows: +153 No motor vehicles, Altona Meadows: -21
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 Altona Meadows in 2011 compared to Hobsons Bay City shows that 87.7% of the households owned at least one car, while 5.5% did not, compared with 84.5% and 9.0% respectively in Hobsons Bay City.

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, 36.4% of the households owned one car; 34.5% owned two cars; and 16.8% owned three cars or more, compared with 37.5%; 34.2% and 12.8% respectively for Hobsons Bay City.

Emerging groups

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

  • 1 motor vehicle (+153 households)
  • 3 or more motor vehicles (+92 households)
  • 2 motor vehicles (-75 households)

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