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Number of cars per household

Analysis of car ownership in 2011, indicates 62% of households in the City of Melton had access to two or more motor vehicles, compared to 51% in Greater Melbourne.

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 the City of Melton 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
City of Melton20112006Change
Number of carsNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idNo motor vehicles1,4454.09.01,0213.99.4+424
1 motor vehicle
10,11127.933.97,18327.533.4+2,928
map this data in atlas.id2 motor vehicles15,53242.835.511,22742.935.1+4,305
3 or more motor vehicles
6,99319.315.45,00819.114.3+1,985
Not stated
2,2166.16.31,7206.67.8+496

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, Greater Melbourne: 6.3% 3 or more motor vehicles, Greater Melbourne: 15.4% 2 motor vehicles, Greater Melbourne: 35.5% 1 motor vehicle, Greater Melbourne: 33.9% No motor vehicles, Greater Melbourne: 9.0% Not stated, City of Melton: 6.1% 3 or more motor vehicles, City of Melton: 19.3% 2 motor vehicles, City of Melton: 42.8% 1 motor vehicle, City of Melton: 27.9% No motor vehicles, City of Melton: 4.0%
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, City of Melton: +496 3 or more motor vehicles, City of Melton: +1,985 2 motor vehicles, City of Melton: +4,305 1 motor vehicle, City of Melton: +2,928 No motor vehicles, City of Melton: +424
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 the City of Melton in 2011 compared to Greater Melbourne shows that 89.9% of the households owned at least one car, while 4.0% did not, compared with 84.8% and 9.0% 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, 27.9% of the households owned one car; 42.8% owned two cars; and 19.3% owned three cars or more, compared with 33.9%; 35.5% and 15.4% respectively for Greater Melbourne.

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the household car ownership in the City of Melton between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • 2 motor vehicles (+4,305 households)
  • 1 motor vehicle (+2,928 households)
  • 3 or more motor vehicles (+1,985 households)
  • No motor vehicles (+424 households)

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