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Melton West

Number of cars per household

Analysis of car ownership in 2011, indicates 60% of households in Melton West had access to two or more motor vehicles, compared to 62% in the City of Melton.

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 Melton West 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
Melton West20112006Change
Number of carsNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idNo motor vehicles1743.64.01173.43.9+58
1 motor vehicle
1,38328.327.986625.527.5+517
map this data in atlas.id2 motor vehicles1,98740.642.81,48543.842.9+502
3 or more motor vehicles
97019.819.374421.919.1+226
Not stated
3767.76.11795.36.6+196

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 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% Not stated, Melton West: 7.7% 3 or more motor vehicles, Melton West: 19.8% 2 motor vehicles, Melton West: 40.6% 1 motor vehicle, Melton West: 28.3% No motor vehicles, Melton West: 3.6%
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, Melton West: +196 3 or more motor vehicles, Melton West: +226 2 motor vehicles, Melton West: +502 1 motor vehicle, Melton West: +517 No motor vehicles, Melton West: +58
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 Melton West in 2011 compared to the City of Melton shows that 88.8% of the households owned at least one car, while 3.6% did not, compared with 89.9% and 4.0% respectively in the City of Melton.

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

Overall, 28.3% of the households owned one car; 40.6% owned two cars; and 19.8% owned three cars or more, compared with 27.9%; 42.8% and 19.3% respectively for the City of Melton.

Emerging groups

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

  • 1 motor vehicle (+517 households)
  • 2 motor vehicles (+502 households)
  • 3 or more motor vehicles (+226 households)
  • No motor vehicles (+58 households)

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