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Perth Metropolitan Area

Number of cars per household

Analysis of car ownership in 2011, indicates 55% of households in the Perth Metropolitan Area had access to two or more motor vehicles, compared to 55% in Greater Perth.

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 the Perth Metropolitan Area 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
Perth Metropolitan Area - Households (Enumerated)20112006Change
Number of carsNumber%Greater Perth %Number%Greater Perth %2006 to 2011
No motor vehicles39,9966.16.039,7126.86.8+284
1 motor vehicle211,03532.032.0194,89833.233.2+16,137
2 motor vehicles244,63837.137.1210,48335.935.9+34,155
3 or more motor vehicles120,97518.318.495,48916.316.3+25,486
Not stated43,1286.56.546,2487.97.9-3,120

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 Perth: 6.5% 3 or more motor vehicles, Greater Perth: 18.4% 2 motor vehicles, Greater Perth: 37.1% 1 motor vehicle, Greater Perth: 32.0% No motor vehicles, Greater Perth: 6.0% Not stated, Perth Metropolitan Area: 6.5% 3 or more motor vehicles, Perth Metropolitan Area: 18.3% 2 motor vehicles, Perth Metropolitan Area: 37.1% 1 motor vehicle, Perth Metropolitan Area: 32.0% No motor vehicles, Perth Metropolitan Area: 6.1%
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, Perth Metropolitan Area: -3,120 3 or more motor vehicles, Perth Metropolitan Area: +25,486 2 motor vehicles, Perth Metropolitan Area: +34,155 1 motor vehicle, Perth Metropolitan Area: +16,137 No motor vehicles, Perth Metropolitan Area: +284
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 the Perth Metropolitan Area in 2011 compared to Greater Perth shows that 87.4% of the households owned at least one car, while 6.1% did not, compared with 87.5% and 6.0% respectively in Greater Perth.

Of those that owned at least one vehicle, there was a similar proportion who owned just one car; a similar proportion who owned two cars; and a similar proportion who owned three cars or more.

Overall, 32.0% of the households owned one car; 37.1% owned two cars; and 18.3% owned three cars or more, compared with 32.0%; 37.1% and 18.4% respectively for Greater Perth.

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the household car ownership in the Perth Metropolitan Area between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • 2 motor vehicles (+34,155 households)
  • 3 or more motor vehicles (+25,486 households)
  • 1 motor vehicle (+16,137 households)
  • No motor vehicles (+284 households)

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