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Airport West - Essendon Fields

Number of cars per household

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Analysis of car ownership in 2016, indicates 49% of households in Airport West - Essendon Fields had access to two or more motor vehicles, compared to 46% in the City of Moonee Valley.

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 Airport West - Essendon Fields 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
Airport West - Essendon Fields - Households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Number of carsNumber%City of Moonee Valley %Number%City of Moonee Valley %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idNo motor vehicles2397.59.72488.511.3-9
1 motor vehicle
1,12935.636.21,06336.635.6+66
map this data in atlas.id2 motor vehicles1,14836.232.81,04936.133.3+99
3 or more motor vehicles
39412.413.337813.013.0+16
Not stated
2588.18.01685.86.9+90

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 Moonee Valley: 8.0% 3 or more motor vehicles, City of Moonee Valley: 13.3% 2 motor vehicles, City of Moonee Valley: 32.8% 1 motor vehicle, City of Moonee Valley: 36.2% No motor vehicles, City of Moonee Valley: 9.7% Not stated, Airport West - Essendon Fields: 8.1% 3 or more motor vehicles, Airport West - Essendon Fields: 12.4% 2 motor vehicles, Airport West - Essendon Fields: 36.2% 1 motor vehicle, Airport West - Essendon Fields: 35.6% No motor vehicles, Airport West - Essendon Fields: 7.5%
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, Airport West - Essendon Fields: +90 3 or more motor vehicles, Airport West - Essendon Fields: +16 2 motor vehicles, Airport West - Essendon Fields: +99 1 motor vehicle, Airport West - Essendon Fields: +66 No motor vehicles, Airport West - Essendon Fields: -9
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 Airport West - Essendon Fields in 2016 compared to the City of Moonee Valley shows that 84.3% of the households owned at least one car, while 7.5% did not, compared with 82.3% and 9.7% respectively in the City of Moonee Valley.

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 smaller proportion who owned three cars or more.

Overall, 35.6% of the households owned one car; 36.2% owned two cars; and 12.4% owned three cars or more, compared with 36.2%; 32.8% and 13.3% respectively for the City of Moonee Valley.

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the household car ownership in Airport West - Essendon Fields between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • 2 motor vehicles (+99 households)
  • 1 motor vehicle (+66 households)

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