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Number of cars per household

Analysis of car ownership in 2011, indicates 48% of households in Parkes Shire had access to two or more motor vehicles, compared to 50% in Regional NSW.

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 Parkes 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
Parkes Shire - Households (Enumerated)20112006Change
Number of carsNumber%Regional NSW %Number%Regional NSW %2006 to 2011
No motor vehicles5038.77.656610.19.0-63
1 motor vehicle1,99834.536.02,09237.437.3-94
2 motor vehicles1,87732.434.41,75231.333.3+125
3 or more motor vehicles91115.715.583915.013.7+72
Not stated5008.66.53406.16.8+160

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, Regional NSW: 6.5% 3 or more motor vehicles, Regional NSW: 15.5% 2 motor vehicles, Regional NSW: 34.4% 1 motor vehicle, Regional NSW: 36.0% No motor vehicles, Regional NSW: 7.6% Not stated, Parkes Shire: 8.6% 3 or more motor vehicles, Parkes Shire: 15.7% 2 motor vehicles, Parkes Shire: 32.4% 1 motor vehicle, Parkes Shire: 34.5% No motor vehicles, Parkes Shire: 8.7%
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, Parkes Shire: +160 3 or more motor vehicles, Parkes Shire: +72 2 motor vehicles, Parkes Shire: +125 1 motor vehicle, Parkes Shire: -94 No motor vehicles, Parkes Shire: -63
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 Parkes Shire in 2011 compared to Regional NSW shows that 82.7% of the households owned at least one car, while 8.7% did not, compared with 86.0% and 7.6% respectively in Regional NSW.

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 similar proportion who owned three cars or more.

Overall, 34.5% of the households owned one car; 32.4% owned two cars; and 15.7% owned three cars or more, compared with 36.0%; 34.4% and 15.5% respectively for Regional NSW.

Emerging groups

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

  • 2 motor vehicles (+125 households)
  • 1 motor vehicle (-94 households)
  • 3 or more motor vehicles (+72 households)
  • No motor vehicles (-63 households)

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