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Mornington Peninsula Shire

Number of cars per household

Analysis of car ownership in 2011, indicates 56% of households in Mornington Peninsula Shire had access to two or more motor vehicles, compared to 51% in Greater Melbourne.

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 Mornington Peninsula Shire 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
Mornington Peninsula Shire20112006Change
Number of carsNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idNo motor vehicles2,7874.99.02,9485.69.4-161
1 motor vehicle
18,59532.933.917,94034.033.4+655
map this data in atlas.id2 motor vehicles22,21839.335.519,84937.635.1+2,369
3 or more motor vehicles
9,35216.615.47,74914.714.3+1,603
Not stated
3,5466.36.34,3238.27.8-777

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, Greater Melbourne: 6.3% 3 or more motor vehicles, Greater Melbourne: 15.4% 2 motor vehicles, Greater Melbourne: 35.5% 1 motor vehicle, Greater Melbourne: 33.9% No motor vehicles, Greater Melbourne: 9.0% 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%
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, Mornington Peninsula Shire: -777 3 or more motor vehicles, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +1,603 2 motor vehicles, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +2,369 1 motor vehicle, Mornington Peninsula Shire: +655 No motor vehicles, Mornington Peninsula Shire: -161
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 Mornington Peninsula Shire in 2011 compared to Greater Melbourne shows that 88.8% of the households owned at least one car, while 4.9% did not, compared with 84.8% and 9.0% respectively in Greater Melbourne.

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, 32.9% of the households owned one car; 39.3% owned two cars; and 16.6% owned three cars or more, compared with 33.9%; 35.5% and 15.4% respectively for Greater Melbourne.

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the household car ownership in Mornington Peninsula Shire between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • 2 motor vehicles (+2,369 households)
  • 3 or more motor vehicles (+1,603 households)
  • 1 motor vehicle (+655 households)
  • No motor vehicles (-161 households)

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