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Newport West

Number of cars per household

Analysis of car ownership in 2011, indicates 45% of households in Newport West 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 Newport West 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
Newport West20112006Change
Number of carsNumber%Hobsons Bay City %Number%Hobsons Bay City %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idNo motor vehicles2729.09.029810.69.8-26
1 motor vehicle
1,20240.037.51,09339.136.6+108
map this data in atlas.id2 motor vehicles1,05235.034.295534.234.1+97
3 or more motor vehicles
31310.412.82217.911.9+92
Not stated
1675.66.52298.27.6-62

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, Newport West: 5.6% 3 or more motor vehicles, Newport West: 10.4% 2 motor vehicles, Newport West: 35.0% 1 motor vehicle, Newport West: 40.0% No motor vehicles, Newport West: 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, Newport West: -62 3 or more motor vehicles, Newport West: +92 2 motor vehicles, Newport West: +97 1 motor vehicle, Newport West: +108 No motor vehicles, Newport West: -26
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 Newport West in 2011 compared to Hobsons Bay City shows that 85.4% of the households owned at least one car, while 9.0% 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 larger proportion who owned just one car; a larger proportion who owned two cars; and a smaller proportion who owned three cars or more.

Overall, 40.0% of the households owned one car; 35.0% owned two cars; and 10.4% 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 Newport West between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • 1 motor vehicle (+108 households)
  • 2 motor vehicles (+97 households)
  • 3 or more motor vehicles (+92 households)

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