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Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers

Number of cars per household

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Analysis of car ownership in 2016, indicates 62% of households in Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers had access to two or more motor vehicles, compared to 57% in Mornington Peninsula Shire.

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 Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers 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
Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers - Households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Number of carsNumber%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idNo motor vehicles231.34.0392.44.9-16
1 motor vehicle
49127.331.648729.332.9+4
map this data in atlas.id2 motor vehicles74641.538.471743.139.3+29
3 or more motor vehicles
36720.418.131418.916.6+53
Not stated
1689.47.91076.56.3+61

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, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 7.9% 3 or more motor vehicles, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 18.1% 2 motor vehicles, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 38.4% 1 motor vehicle, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 31.6% No motor vehicles, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 4.0% Not stated, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 9.4% 3 or more motor vehicles, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 20.4% 2 motor vehicles, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 41.5% 1 motor vehicle, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 27.3% No motor vehicles, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: 1.3%
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, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: +61 3 or more motor vehicles, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: +53 2 motor vehicles, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: +29 1 motor vehicle, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: +4 No motor vehicles, Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers: -16
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 Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers in 2016 compared to Mornington Peninsula Shire shows that 89.3% of the households owned at least one car, while 1.3% did not, compared with 88.2% and 4.0% respectively in Mornington Peninsula Shire.

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, 27.3% of the households owned one car; 41.5% owned two cars; and 20.4% owned three cars or more, compared with 31.6%; 38.4% and 18.1% respectively for Mornington Peninsula Shire.

Emerging groups

The largest change in the household car ownership in Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers between 2011 and 2016 was:

  • 3 or more motor vehicles (+53 households)

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