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Hills Region

Number of cars per household

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Analysis of car ownership in 2016, indicates 65% of households in Hills Region had access to two or more motor vehicles, compared to 58% 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 Hills Region 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
Hills Region - Households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Number of carsNumber%City of Mitcham %Number%City of Mitcham %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idNo motor vehicles2302.65.33093.76.8-79
1 motor vehicle
2,47928.432.12,55530.333.9-76
map this data in atlas.id2 motor vehicles3,87044.339.83,72444.139.5+146
3 or more motor vehicles
1,81120.718.01,60619.016.3+205
Not stated
3544.14.82412.93.6+113

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 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% Not stated, Hills Region: 4.1% 3 or more motor vehicles, Hills Region: 20.7% 2 motor vehicles, Hills Region: 44.3% 1 motor vehicle, Hills Region: 28.4% No motor vehicles, Hills Region: 2.6%
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, Hills Region: +113 3 or more motor vehicles, Hills Region: +205 2 motor vehicles, Hills Region: +146 1 motor vehicle, Hills Region: -76 No motor vehicles, Hills Region: -79
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 Hills Region in 2016 compared to the City of Mitcham shows that 93.3% of the households owned at least one car, while 2.6% did not, compared with 89.9% and 5.3% 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, 28.4% of the households owned one car; 44.3% owned two cars; and 20.7% owned three cars or more, compared with 32.1%; 39.8% and 18.0% respectively for the City of Mitcham.

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the household car ownership in Hills Region between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • 3 or more motor vehicles (+205 households)
  • 2 motor vehicles (+146 households)
  • No motor vehicles (-79 households)
  • 1 motor vehicle (-76 households)

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