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Clayton

Number of cars per household

Analysis of car ownership in 2011, indicates 32% of households in Clayton had access to two or more motor vehicles, compared to 54% in City of Monash.

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 Clayton 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
Clayton20112006Change
Number of carsNumber%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idNo motor vehicles1,04019.87.595618.97.6+84
1 motor vehicle
2,13240.533.52,00939.832.8+123
map this data in atlas.id2 motor vehicles1,26524.038.41,12522.337.8+140
3 or more motor vehicles
4348.215.73927.815.5+42
Not stated
3947.54.956711.26.3-173

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 Monash: 4.9% 3 or more motor vehicles, City of Monash: 15.7% 2 motor vehicles, City of Monash: 38.4% 1 motor vehicle, City of Monash: 33.5% No motor vehicles, City of Monash: 7.5% Not stated, Clayton: 7.5% 3 or more motor vehicles, Clayton: 8.2% 2 motor vehicles, Clayton: 24.0% 1 motor vehicle, Clayton: 40.5% No motor vehicles, Clayton: 19.8%
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, Clayton: -173 3 or more motor vehicles, Clayton: +42 2 motor vehicles, Clayton: +140 1 motor vehicle, Clayton: +123 No motor vehicles, Clayton: +84
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 Clayton in 2011 compared to City of Monash shows that 72.8% of the households owned at least one car, while 19.8% did not, compared with 87.6% and 7.5% respectively in City of Monash.

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

Overall, 40.5% of the households owned one car; 24.0% owned two cars; and 8.2% owned three cars or more, compared with 33.5%; 38.4% and 15.7% respectively for City of Monash.

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the household car ownership in Clayton between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • 2 motor vehicles (+140 households)
  • 1 motor vehicle (+123 households)
  • No motor vehicles (+84 households)

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