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Low income households - Number of cars per household

In Hobsons Bay City, 15.7% of people in low income households had access to two or more motor vehicles.

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.

This topic is restricted to those in low income households. Low incomes may be associated with less transport options and lack of access to a car. However, this may not be a concern in all areas if public transport is available. Local governments may need to provide transport services or advocate for transport services to low income households where there are few other transport options.

To further build the story of low income households in Hobsons Bay City, car ownership data should be looked at in conjunction with Age Structure and Household Type.

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?'

People in low income households, counted in private dwellings

Car ownership
Hobsons Bay City - Low income households20112006Change
Number of carsNumber%VictoriaNumber%Victoria2006 to 2011
No motor vehicles1,75627.122.61,86830.625.9-112
1 motor vehicle3,41752.752.33,04749.850.3+370
2 motor vehicles84513.016.472211.815.1+123
3 or more motor vehicles1742.74.11322.23.5+42
Not stated2974.64.53455.65.2-48

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 3 or more motor vehicles, Victoria: 4.1% 2 motor vehicles, Victoria: 16.4% 1 motor vehicle, Victoria: 52.3% No motor vehicles, Victoria: 22.6% 3 or more motor vehicles, Hobsons Bay City: 2.7% 2 motor vehicles, Hobsons Bay City: 13.0% 1 motor vehicle, Hobsons Bay City: 52.7% No motor vehicles, Hobsons Bay City: 27.1%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.
Change in car ownership, 2006 to 2011
Change in car ownership, 2006 to 2011 3 or more motor vehicles, Hobsons Bay City: +42 2 motor vehicles, Hobsons Bay City: +123 1 motor vehicle, Hobsons Bay City: +370 No motor vehicles, Hobsons Bay City: -112
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the car ownership for low income households in Hobsons Bay City in 2011 compared to Victoria shows that 68.4% of low income households owned at least one car, while 27.1% did not, compared with 72.9% and 22.6% respectively for Victoria.

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

Overall, 52.7% of low income households that owned one car; 13.0% owned two cars; and 2.7% owned three cars or more, compared with 52.3%; 16.4% and 4.1% respectively for Victoria.

Emerging groups

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

  • 1 motor vehicle (+370 households)
  • 2 motor vehicles (+123 households)
  • No motor vehicles (-112 households)