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Wheelers Hill

Number of cars per household

Analysis of car ownership in 2011, indicates 69% of households in Wheelers Hill 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 Wheelers Hill 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
Wheelers Hill20112006Change
Number of carsNumber%City of Monash %Number%City of Monash %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idNo motor vehicles2493.77.52163.27.6+33
1 motor vehicle
1,60924.133.51,54222.932.8+67
map this data in atlas.id2 motor vehicles2,97544.638.42,97044.137.8+5
3 or more motor vehicles
1,62424.315.71,66824.815.5-44
Not stated
2173.34.93324.96.3-115

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, Wheelers Hill: 3.3% 3 or more motor vehicles, Wheelers Hill: 24.3% 2 motor vehicles, Wheelers Hill: 44.6% 1 motor vehicle, Wheelers Hill: 24.1% No motor vehicles, Wheelers Hill: 3.7%
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, Wheelers Hill: -115 3 or more motor vehicles, Wheelers Hill: -44 2 motor vehicles, Wheelers Hill: +5 1 motor vehicle, Wheelers Hill: +67 No motor vehicles, Wheelers Hill: +33
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 Wheelers Hill in 2011 compared to City of Monash shows that 93.0% of the households owned at least one car, while 3.7% 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 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, 24.1% of the households owned one car; 44.6% owned two cars; and 24.3% owned three cars or more, compared with 33.5%; 38.4% and 15.7% respectively for City of Monash.

Emerging groups

The largest change in the household car ownership in Wheelers Hill between 2006 and 2011 was:

  • 1 motor vehicle (+67 households)

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