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Number of cars per household

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Analysis of car ownership in 2016, indicates 45% of households in Melton had access to two or more motor vehicles, compared to 63% in 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 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
Melton - Households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Number of carsNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idNo motor vehicles2236.93.131810.14.0-95
1 motor vehicle
1,21037.426.11,23139.027.9-21
map this data in atlas.id2 motor vehicles98330.441.995030.142.8+33
3 or more motor vehicles
46714.420.844314.019.3+24
Not stated
35410.98.02176.96.1+137

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 Melton: 8.0% 3 or more motor vehicles, City of Melton: 20.8% 2 motor vehicles, City of Melton: 41.9% 1 motor vehicle, City of Melton: 26.1% No motor vehicles, City of Melton: 3.1% Not stated, Melton: 10.9% 3 or more motor vehicles, Melton: 14.4% 2 motor vehicles, Melton: 30.4% 1 motor vehicle, Melton: 37.4% No motor vehicles, Melton: 6.9%
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, Melton: +137 3 or more motor vehicles, Melton: +24 2 motor vehicles, Melton: +33 1 motor vehicle, Melton: -21 No motor vehicles, Melton: -95
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 Melton in 2016 compared to City of Melton shows that 82.2% of the households owned at least one car, while 6.9% did not, compared with 88.9% and 3.1% respectively in City of Melton.

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, 37.4% of the households owned one car; 30.4% owned two cars; and 14.4% owned three cars or more, compared with 26.1%; 41.9% and 20.8% respectively for City of Melton.

Emerging groups

The largest change in the household car ownership in Melton between 2011 and 2016 was:

  • No motor vehicles (-95 households)

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