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Non-English speakers - Number of cars per household

In the City of Melton, 73.5% of non-English speakers had access to two or more motor vehicles in 2011.

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 for those speaking a language other than English at home.

The number of motor vehicles among the non-English speaking population may be influenced by a variety of factors, such as the Age Structure of that population, ability to drive and availability of other transport options (eg. public transport) in the area of residence.

Number of motor vehicles data should also be viewed in conjunction with Number of Bedrooms and Household Size to build up the story of the non-English speaking populations in City of Melton.

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 speaking a language other than English at home, counted in private dwellings

Car ownership
City of Melton - Non-English speakers20112006Change
Number of carsNumber%Greater MelbourneNumber%Greater Melbourne2006 to 2011
No motor vehicles7302.38.54812.58.8+249
1 motor vehicle6,68821.329.83,96420.829.6+2,724
2 motor vehicles15,07248.038.39,10847.838.0+5,964
3 or more motor vehicles8,01325.520.44,86425.519.8+3,149
Not stated9212.92.96323.33.9+289

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, Greater Melbourne: 20.4% 2 motor vehicles, Greater Melbourne: 38.3% 1 motor vehicle, Greater Melbourne: 29.8% No motor vehicles, Greater Melbourne: 8.5% 3 or more motor vehicles, City of Melton: 25.5% 2 motor vehicles, City of Melton: 48.0% 1 motor vehicle, City of Melton: 21.3% No motor vehicles, City of Melton: 2.3%
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: +3,149 2 motor vehicles, City of Melton: +5,964 1 motor vehicle, City of Melton: +2,724 No motor vehicles, City of Melton: +249
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 of non-English speakers in the City of Melton in 2011 compared to Greater Melbourne shows that 94.7% were in households that owned at least one car, while 2.3% did not, compared with 88.6% and 8.5% respectively in Greater Melbourne.

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

Overall, 21.3% of non-English speakers were in households that owned one car; 48.0% owned two cars; and 25.5% owned three cars or more, compared with 29.8%; 38.3% and 20.4% respectively for Greater Melbourne.

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the household car ownership for non-English speakers in the City of Melton between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • 2 motor vehicles (+5,964 persons)
  • 3 or more motor vehicles (+3,149 persons)
  • 1 motor vehicle (+2,724 persons)
  • No motor vehicles (+249 persons)