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Shire of Murray

Number of cars per household

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Analysis of car ownership in 2016, indicates 60% of households in Shire of Murray had access to two or more motor vehicles, compared to 57% 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 Shire of Murray 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
Shire of Murray - Households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Number of carsNumber%Greater Perth %Number%Greater Perth %2011 to 2016
No motor vehicles1572.44.71482.76.0+9
1 motor vehicle1,81427.730.71,63329.832.0+181
2 motor vehicles2,22533.937.31,99236.337.1+233
3 or more motor vehicles1,70826.119.71,31924.018.4+389
Not stated6519.97.53937.26.5+258

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, Greater Perth: 7.5% 3 or more motor vehicles, Greater Perth: 19.7% 2 motor vehicles, Greater Perth: 37.3% 1 motor vehicle, Greater Perth: 30.7% No motor vehicles, Greater Perth: 4.7% Not stated, Shire of Murray: 9.9% 3 or more motor vehicles, Shire of Murray: 26.1% 2 motor vehicles, Shire of Murray: 33.9% 1 motor vehicle, Shire of Murray: 27.7% No motor vehicles, Shire of Murray: 2.4%
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, Shire of Murray: +258 3 or more motor vehicles, Shire of Murray: +389 2 motor vehicles, Shire of Murray: +233 1 motor vehicle, Shire of Murray: +181 No motor vehicles, Shire of Murray: +9
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 Shire of Murray in 2016 compared to Greater Perth shows that 87.7% of the households owned at least one car, while 2.4% did not, compared with 87.8% and 4.7% respectively in Greater Perth.

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

Overall, 27.7% of the households owned one car; 33.9% owned two cars; and 26.1% owned three cars or more, compared with 30.7%; 37.3% and 19.7% respectively for Greater Perth.

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the household car ownership in Shire of Murray between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • 3 or more motor vehicles (+389 households)
  • 2 motor vehicles (+233 households)
  • 1 motor vehicle (+181 households)

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