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Number of cars per household

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Analysis of car ownership in 2016, indicates 58% of households in the City of Mitcham had access to two or more motor vehicles, compared to 50% in Greater Adelaide.

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 Mitcham 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
City of Mitcham - Households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Number of carsNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idNo motor vehicles1,3045.37.81,6426.89.2-338
1 motor vehicle
7,90532.135.48,25133.936.6-346
map this data in atlas.id2 motor vehicles9,78039.834.79,60139.534.5+179
3 or more motor vehicles
4,42118.015.73,96516.314.5+456
Not stated
1,1924.86.48663.65.2+326

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, Greater Adelaide: 6.4% 3 or more motor vehicles, Greater Adelaide: 15.7% 2 motor vehicles, Greater Adelaide: 34.7% 1 motor vehicle, Greater Adelaide: 35.4% No motor vehicles, Greater Adelaide: 7.8% Not stated, City of Mitcham: 4.8% 3 or more motor vehicles, City of Mitcham: 18.0% 2 motor vehicles, City of Mitcham: 39.8% 1 motor vehicle, City of Mitcham: 32.1% No motor vehicles, City of Mitcham: 5.3%
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, City of Mitcham: +326 3 or more motor vehicles, City of Mitcham: +456 2 motor vehicles, City of Mitcham: +179 1 motor vehicle, City of Mitcham: -346 No motor vehicles, City of Mitcham: -338
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 the City of Mitcham in 2016 compared to Greater Adelaide shows that 89.9% of the households owned at least one car, while 5.3% did not, compared with 85.8% and 7.8% respectively in Greater Adelaide.

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, 32.1% of the households owned one car; 39.8% owned two cars; and 18.0% owned three cars or more, compared with 35.4%; 34.7% and 15.7% respectively for Greater Adelaide.

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the household car ownership in the City of Mitcham between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • 3 or more motor vehicles (+456 households)
  • 1 motor vehicle (-346 households)
  • No motor vehicles (-338 households)
  • 2 motor vehicles (+179 households)

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