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Low income households - Number of cars per household

In the City of Melton, 24.9% of people in low income households had access to two or more motor vehicles.

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.

This topic is restricted to those in low income households. Low incomes may be associated with less transport options and lack of access to a car. However, this may not be a concern in all areas if public transport is available. Local governments may need to provide transport services or advocate for transport services to low income households where there are few other transport options.

To further build the story of low income households in the City of Melton, car ownership data should be looked at in conjunction with Age Structure and Household Type.

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?'

People in low income households, counted in private dwellings

Car ownership
City of Melton - Low income households20112006Change
Number of carsNumber%VictoriaNumber%Victoria2006 to 2011
No motor vehicles81715.222.655116.825.9+266
1 motor vehicle2,95354.952.31,72652.650.3+1,227
2 motor vehicles1,10820.616.469221.115.1+416
3 or more motor vehicles2334.34.11504.63.5+83
Not stated2654.94.51604.95.2+105

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 3 or more motor vehicles, Victoria: 4.1% 2 motor vehicles, Victoria: 16.4% 1 motor vehicle, Victoria: 52.3% No motor vehicles, Victoria: 22.6% 3 or more motor vehicles, City of Melton: 4.3% 2 motor vehicles, City of Melton: 20.6% 1 motor vehicle, City of Melton: 54.9% No motor vehicles, City of Melton: 15.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.
Change in car ownership, 2006 to 2011
Change in car ownership, 2006 to 2011 3 or more motor vehicles, City of Melton: +83 2 motor vehicles, City of Melton: +416 1 motor vehicle, City of Melton: +1,227 No motor vehicles, City of Melton: +266
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the car ownership for low income households in the City of Melton in 2011 compared to Victoria shows that 79.9% of low income households owned at least one car, while 15.2% did not, compared with 72.9% and 22.6% respectively for Victoria.

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

Overall, 54.9% of low income households that owned one car; 20.6% owned two cars; and 4.3% owned three cars or more, compared with 52.3%; 16.4% and 4.1% respectively for Victoria.

Emerging groups

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

  • 1 motor vehicle (+1,227 households)
  • 2 motor vehicles (+416 households)
  • No motor vehicles (+266 households)
  • 3 or more motor vehicles (+83 households)