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Glen Waverley

Number of cars per household

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Analysis of car ownership in 2016, indicates 59% of households in Glen Waverley 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 Glen Waverley 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
Glen Waverley - Households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Number of carsNumber%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idNo motor vehicles7145.17.47345.37.5-20
1 motor vehicle
4,48432.233.04,53432.833.5-50
map this data in atlas.id2 motor vehicles5,69941.037.75,75441.638.4-55
3 or more motor vehicles
2,46217.715.92,18815.815.7+274
Not stated
5493.95.96194.54.9-70

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 Monash: 5.9% 3 or more motor vehicles, City of Monash: 15.9% 2 motor vehicles, City of Monash: 37.7% 1 motor vehicle, City of Monash: 33.0% No motor vehicles, City of Monash: 7.4% Not stated, Glen Waverley: 3.9% 3 or more motor vehicles, Glen Waverley: 17.7% 2 motor vehicles, Glen Waverley: 41.0% 1 motor vehicle, Glen Waverley: 32.2% No motor vehicles, Glen Waverley: 5.1%
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, Glen Waverley: -70 3 or more motor vehicles, Glen Waverley: +274 2 motor vehicles, Glen Waverley: -55 1 motor vehicle, Glen Waverley: -50 No motor vehicles, Glen Waverley: -20
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 Glen Waverley in 2016 compared to City of Monash shows that 90.9% of the households owned at least one car, while 5.1% did not, compared with 86.7% and 7.4% respectively in City of Monash.

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, 32.2% of the households owned one car; 41.0% owned two cars; and 17.7% owned three cars or more, compared with 33.0%; 37.7% and 15.9% respectively for City of Monash.

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the household car ownership in Glen Waverley between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • 3 or more motor vehicles (+274 households)
  • 2 motor vehicles (-55 households)
  • 1 motor vehicle (-50 households)

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