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Altona North

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 45% of households in Altona North had access to two or more motor vehicles, compared to 49% 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 North 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
Altona North - Households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Number of carsNumber%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idNo motor vehicles4449.77.350611.89.0-61
1 motor vehicle
1,63935.636.51,61537.637.5+24
map this data in atlas.id2 motor vehicles1,48632.235.11,29330.134.2+193
3 or more motor vehicles
59212.913.750111.712.8+92
Not stated
4469.77.43848.96.5+63

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, Hobsons Bay City: 7.4% 3 or more motor vehicles, Hobsons Bay City: 13.7% 2 motor vehicles, Hobsons Bay City: 35.1% 1 motor vehicle, Hobsons Bay City: 36.5% No motor vehicles, Hobsons Bay City: 7.3% Not stated, Altona North: 9.7% 3 or more motor vehicles, Altona North: 12.9% 2 motor vehicles, Altona North: 32.2% 1 motor vehicle, Altona North: 35.6% No motor vehicles, Altona North: 9.7%
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, Altona North: +63 3 or more motor vehicles, Altona North: +92 2 motor vehicles, Altona North: +193 1 motor vehicle, Altona North: +24 No motor vehicles, Altona North: -61
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 Altona North in 2016 compared to Hobsons Bay City shows that 80.7% of the households owned at least one car, while 9.7% did not, compared with 85.2% and 7.3% respectively in Hobsons Bay City.

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, 35.6% of the households owned one car; 32.2% owned two cars; and 12.9% owned three cars or more, compared with 36.5%; 35.1% and 13.7% respectively for Hobsons Bay City.

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the household car ownership in Altona North between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • 2 motor vehicles (+193 households)
  • 3 or more motor vehicles (+92 households)
  • No motor vehicles (-61 households)

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