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Need for assistance - Number of cars per household

In the City of Knox, 85.6% of people reporting a need for assistance had access to a motor vehicle in 2011.

The ability of the population to access services and employment is strongly influenced by access to transport.

This topic presents information about the number of motor vehicles used by household members in households containing people with a disability or need for assistance with core activities. Many factors may influence access to vehicles for people with a disability, such as the ability to drive and age. Access to vehicles may be particularly important in some areas, depending on the accessibility of public transport in the area.

Note that the presence of a vehicle at the household where a person with a disability was counted does not necessarily imply that that person drives. This is certainly the case for young children, who do not drive.

To continue building the story, please look at number of vehicles in conjunction with information on Household Type and Age Structure.

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 with a need for assistance, counted in private dwellings

Car ownership
City of Knox - Need for assistance20112006Change
Number of carsNumber%Greater MelbourneNumber%Greater Melbourne2006 to 2011
No motor vehicles56011.717.748812.720.6+72
1 motor vehicle1,69535.336.81,35335.237.3+342
2 motor vehicles1,60133.428.11,26532.925.7+336
3 or more motor vehicles80916.913.960515.711.8+204
Not stated1322.83.51363.54.5-4

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, Greater Melbourne: 13.9% 2 motor vehicles, Greater Melbourne: 28.1% 1 motor vehicle, Greater Melbourne: 36.8% No motor vehicles, Greater Melbourne: 17.7% 3 or more motor vehicles, City of Knox: 16.9% 2 motor vehicles, City of Knox: 33.4% 1 motor vehicle, City of Knox: 35.3% No motor vehicles, City of Knox: 11.7%
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, City of Knox: +204 2 motor vehicles, City of Knox: +336 1 motor vehicle, City of Knox: +342 No motor vehicles, City of Knox: +72
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 of people reporting a need for assistance in the City of Knox in 2011 compared to Greater Melbourne shows that 85.6% were in households owned at least one car, while 11.7% did not, compared with 78.8% and 17.7% respectively in Greater Melbourne.

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

Overall, 35.3% of people reporting a need for assistance were in households that owned one car, 33.4% owned two cars and 16.9% owned three cars or more, compared with 36.8%, 28.1% and 13.9% respectively for Greater Melbourne.

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the car ownership for people reporting a need for assistance in the City of Knox between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • 1 motor vehicle (+342 persons)
  • 2 motor vehicles (+336 persons)
  • 3 or more motor vehicles (+204 persons)
  • No motor vehicles (+72 persons)