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Rowville (South)

Number of cars per household

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Analysis of car ownership in 2016, indicates 77% of households in Rowville (South) had access to two or more motor vehicles, compared to 63% 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 Rowville (South) 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
Rowville (South) - Households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Number of carsNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idNo motor vehicles270.83.7310.94.2-4
1 motor vehicle
63018.628.058517.428.2+45
map this data in atlas.id2 motor vehicles1,54145.540.61,70050.642.1-159
3 or more motor vehicles
1,05931.222.492127.421.8+138
Not stated
1333.95.31243.73.7+9

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, City of Knox: 5.3% 3 or more motor vehicles, City of Knox: 22.4% 2 motor vehicles, City of Knox: 40.6% 1 motor vehicle, City of Knox: 28.0% No motor vehicles, City of Knox: 3.7% Not stated, Rowville (South): 3.9% 3 or more motor vehicles, Rowville (South): 31.2% 2 motor vehicles, Rowville (South): 45.5% 1 motor vehicle, Rowville (South): 18.6% No motor vehicles, Rowville (South): 0.8%
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, Rowville (South): +9 3 or more motor vehicles, Rowville (South): +138 2 motor vehicles, Rowville (South): -159 1 motor vehicle, Rowville (South): +45 No motor vehicles, Rowville (South): -4
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 Rowville (South) in 2016 compared to the City of Knox shows that 95.3% of the households owned at least one car, while 0.8% did not, compared with 91.0% and 3.7% respectively in the City of Knox.

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, 18.6% of the households owned one car; 45.5% owned two cars; and 31.2% owned three cars or more, compared with 28.0%; 40.6% and 22.4% respectively for the City of Knox.

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the household car ownership in Rowville (South) between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • 2 motor vehicles (-159 households)
  • 3 or more motor vehicles (+138 households)

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