Number of cars per household
29% of households in Brunswick East had access to two or more motor vehicles, compared to 37% in the City of Moreland.
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 Brunswick East 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?'
|Number of cars||Number||%||City of Moreland||Number||%||City of Moreland||2006 to 2011|
|No motor vehicles||747||17.4||14.1||655||17.2||14.9||+92||26001|
|1 motor vehicle||1,974||46.0||41.3||1,604||42.1||40.0||+370||26002|
|2 motor vehicles||1,005||23.4||27.7||879||23.1||27.2||+126||26003|
|3 or more motor vehicles||256||6.0||9.7||250||6.6||9.1||+6||26004|
Analysis of the car ownership of the households in Brunswick East in 2011 compared to the City of Moreland shows that 75.3% of the households owned at least one car, while 17.4% did not, compared with 78.6% and 14.1% respectively in the City of Moreland.
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, 46.0% of the households owned one car; 23.4% owned two cars; and 6.0% owned three cars or more, compared with 41.3%; 27.7% and 9.7% respectively for the City of Moreland.
The largest changes in the household car ownership in Brunswick East between 2006 and 2011 were:
- 1 motor vehicle (+370 households)
- 2 motor vehicles (+126 households)
- No motor vehicles (+92 households)