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Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat

Number of cars per household

Analysis of car ownership in 2011, indicates 72% of households in Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat had access to two or more motor vehicles, compared to 56% 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 Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat 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
Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat20112006Change
Number of carsNumber%Mornington Peninsula Shire %Number%Mornington Peninsula Shire %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idNo motor vehicles111.04.9141.35.6-3
1 motor vehicle
21521.032.922821.234.0-13
map this data in atlas.id2 motor vehicles46745.539.347744.537.6-10
3 or more motor vehicles
26726.116.627525.614.7-8
Not stated
666.46.3797.38.2-13

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, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 6.3% 3 or more motor vehicles, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 16.6% 2 motor vehicles, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 39.3% 1 motor vehicle, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 32.9% No motor vehicles, Mornington Peninsula Shire: 4.9% Not stated, Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat: 6.4% 3 or more motor vehicles, Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat: 26.1% 2 motor vehicles, Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat: 45.5% 1 motor vehicle, Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat: 21.0% No motor vehicles, Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat: 1.0%
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, Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat: -13 3 or more motor vehicles, Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat: -8 2 motor vehicles, Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat: -10 1 motor vehicle, Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat: -13 No motor vehicles, Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat: -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 Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat in 2011 compared to Mornington Peninsula Shire shows that 92.6% of the households owned at least one car, while 1.0% did not, compared with 88.8% and 4.9% 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, 21.0% of the households owned one car; 45.5% owned two cars; and 26.1% owned three cars or more, compared with 32.9%; 39.3% and 16.6% respectively for Mornington Peninsula Shire.

Emerging groups

There were no major differences in Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat between 2006 and 2011.

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