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Essendon West

Number of cars per household

Analysis of car ownership in 2011, indicates 56% of households in Essendon West 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 Essendon West 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
Essendon West20112006Change
Number of carsNumber%City of Moonee Valley %Number%City of Moonee Valley %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idNo motor vehicles336.411.3367.011.8-3
1 motor vehicle
16131.535.616131.834.40
map this data in atlas.id2 motor vehicles20740.433.322243.932.8-15
3 or more motor vehicles
7915.513.06312.512.3+16
Not stated
326.36.9244.88.6+8

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 Moonee Valley: 6.9% 3 or more motor vehicles, City of Moonee Valley: 13.0% 2 motor vehicles, City of Moonee Valley: 33.3% 1 motor vehicle, City of Moonee Valley: 35.6% No motor vehicles, City of Moonee Valley: 11.3% Not stated, Essendon West: 6.3% 3 or more motor vehicles, Essendon West: 15.5% 2 motor vehicles, Essendon West: 40.4% 1 motor vehicle, Essendon West: 31.5% No motor vehicles, Essendon West: 6.4%
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, Essendon West: +8 3 or more motor vehicles, Essendon West: +16 2 motor vehicles, Essendon West: -15 1 motor vehicle, Essendon West: 0 No motor vehicles, Essendon West: -3
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 Essendon West in 2011 compared to the City of Moonee Valley shows that 87.3% of the households owned at least one car, while 6.4% did not, compared with 81.9% and 11.3% 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 larger proportion who owned three cars or more.

Overall, 31.5% of the households owned one car; 40.4% owned two cars; and 15.5% owned three cars or more, compared with 35.6%; 33.3% and 13.0% respectively for the City of Moonee Valley.

Emerging groups

There were no major differences in Essendon West between 2006 and 2011.

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