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Number of cars per household

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Analysis of car ownership in 2016, indicates 59% of households in the National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA) had access to two or more motor vehicles, compared to 46% in Greater Sydney.

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 National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA) 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
National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA) - Households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Number of carsNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2011 to 2016
No motor vehicles69,4924.510.776,5305.711.8-7,038
1 motor vehicle441,10828.835.4405,78630.436.8+35,321
2 motor vehicles581,21837.931.1512,50138.431.4+68,717
3 or more motor vehicles325,87121.314.9261,07319.613.0+64,797
Not stated114,9767.58.078,9085.97.1+36,068

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 Sydney: 8.0% 3 or more motor vehicles, Greater Sydney: 14.9% 2 motor vehicles, Greater Sydney: 31.1% 1 motor vehicle, Greater Sydney: 35.4% No motor vehicles, Greater Sydney: 10.7% Not stated, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 7.5% 3 or more motor vehicles, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 21.3% 2 motor vehicles, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 37.9% 1 motor vehicle, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 28.8% No motor vehicles, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 4.5%
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, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): +36,068 3 or more motor vehicles, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): +64,797 2 motor vehicles, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): +68,717 1 motor vehicle, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): +35,321 No motor vehicles, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): -7,038
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 the National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA) in 2016 compared to Greater Sydney shows that 88.0% of the households owned at least one car, while 4.5% did not, compared with 81.3% and 10.7% respectively in Greater Sydney.

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, 28.8% of the households owned one car; 37.9% owned two cars; and 21.3% owned three cars or more, compared with 35.4%; 31.1% and 14.9% respectively for Greater Sydney.

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the household car ownership in the National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA) between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • 2 motor vehicles (+68,717 households)
  • 3 or more motor vehicles (+64,797 households)
  • 1 motor vehicle (+35,321 households)
  • No motor vehicles (-7,038 households)

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