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Number of cars per household

Analysis of car ownership in 2011, indicates 53% of households in Boronia had access to two or more motor vehicles, compared to 64% in the City of Knox.

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 Boronia 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
Boronia20112006Change
Number of carsNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idNo motor vehicles4865.84.26097.64.4-124
1 motor vehicle
3,01335.928.22,85135.527.9+163
map this data in atlas.id2 motor vehicles3,11937.242.12,91536.342.5+204
3 or more motor vehicles
1,36216.221.81,19814.920.3+164
Not stated
4114.93.74605.74.9-49

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, City of Knox: 3.7% 3 or more motor vehicles, City of Knox: 21.8% 2 motor vehicles, City of Knox: 42.1% 1 motor vehicle, City of Knox: 28.2% No motor vehicles, City of Knox: 4.2% Not stated, Boronia: 4.9% 3 or more motor vehicles, Boronia: 16.2% 2 motor vehicles, Boronia: 37.2% 1 motor vehicle, Boronia: 35.9% No motor vehicles, Boronia: 5.8%
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, Boronia: -49 3 or more motor vehicles, Boronia: +164 2 motor vehicles, Boronia: +204 1 motor vehicle, Boronia: +163 No motor vehicles, Boronia: -124
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 Boronia in 2011 compared to the City of Knox shows that 89.3% of the households owned at least one car, while 5.8% did not, compared with 92.0% and 4.2% respectively in the City of Knox.

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

Overall, 35.9% of the households owned one car; 37.2% owned two cars; and 16.2% owned three cars or more, compared with 28.2%; 42.1% and 21.8% respectively for the City of Knox.

Emerging groups

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

  • 2 motor vehicles (+204 households)
  • 3 or more motor vehicles (+164 households)
  • 1 motor vehicle (+163 households)
  • No motor vehicles (-124 households)

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