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Colonel Light Gardens

Number of cars per household

Analysis of car ownership in 2011, indicates 68% of households in Colonel Light Gardens had access to two or more motor vehicles, compared to 56% in the City of Mitcham.

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 Colonel Light Gardens 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
Colonel Light Gardens20112006Change
Number of carsNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idNo motor vehicles585.16.8887.67.6-30
1 motor vehicle
27023.933.932227.735.3-52
map this data in atlas.id2 motor vehicles55048.839.550843.737.8+42
3 or more motor vehicles
21519.116.320317.514.9+12
Not stated
353.13.6403.54.4-5

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 Mitcham: 3.6% 3 or more motor vehicles, City of Mitcham: 16.3% 2 motor vehicles, City of Mitcham: 39.5% 1 motor vehicle, City of Mitcham: 33.9% No motor vehicles, City of Mitcham: 6.8% Not stated, Colonel Light Gardens: 3.1% 3 or more motor vehicles, Colonel Light Gardens: 19.1% 2 motor vehicles, Colonel Light Gardens: 48.8% 1 motor vehicle, Colonel Light Gardens: 23.9% No motor vehicles, Colonel Light Gardens: 5.1%
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, Colonel Light Gardens: -5 3 or more motor vehicles, Colonel Light Gardens: +12 2 motor vehicles, Colonel Light Gardens: +42 1 motor vehicle, Colonel Light Gardens: -52 No motor vehicles, Colonel Light Gardens: -30
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 Colonel Light Gardens in 2011 compared to the City of Mitcham shows that 91.8% of the households owned at least one car, while 5.1% did not, compared with 89.7% and 6.8% respectively in the City of Mitcham.

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, 23.9% of the households owned one car; 48.8% owned two cars; and 19.1% owned three cars or more, compared with 33.9%; 39.5% and 16.3% respectively for the City of Mitcham.

Emerging groups

The largest change in the household car ownership in Colonel Light Gardens between 2006 and 2011 was:

  • 1 motor vehicle (-52 households)

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