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Upper Ferntree Gully

Number of cars per household

Analysis of car ownership in 2011, indicates 61% of households in Upper Ferntree Gully 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 Upper Ferntree Gully 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
Upper Ferntree Gully20112006Change
Number of carsNumber%City of Knox %Number%City of Knox %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idNo motor vehicles394.44.2444.94.4-5
1 motor vehicle
25428.528.229733.427.9-43
map this data in atlas.id2 motor vehicles37141.642.136140.642.5+10
3 or more motor vehicles
17219.321.815417.320.3+18
Not stated
566.33.7343.84.9+22

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, Upper Ferntree Gully: 6.3% 3 or more motor vehicles, Upper Ferntree Gully: 19.3% 2 motor vehicles, Upper Ferntree Gully: 41.6% 1 motor vehicle, Upper Ferntree Gully: 28.5% No motor vehicles, Upper Ferntree Gully: 4.4%
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, Upper Ferntree Gully: +22 3 or more motor vehicles, Upper Ferntree Gully: +18 2 motor vehicles, Upper Ferntree Gully: +10 1 motor vehicle, Upper Ferntree Gully: -43 No motor vehicles, Upper Ferntree Gully: -5
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 Upper Ferntree Gully in 2011 compared to the City of Knox shows that 89.3% of the households owned at least one car, while 4.4% 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 similar proportion who owned just one car; a similar proportion who owned two cars; and a smaller proportion who owned three cars or more.

Overall, 28.5% of the households owned one car; 41.6% owned two cars; and 19.3% owned three cars or more, compared with 28.2%; 42.1% and 21.8% respectively for the City of Knox.

Emerging groups

There were no major differences in Upper Ferntree Gully between 2006 and 2011.

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