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Number of cars per household

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Analysis of car ownership in 2016, indicates 46% of households in the City of Playford had access to two or more motor vehicles, compared to 50% in Greater Adelaide.

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 City of Playford 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
City of Playford - Households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Number of carsNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idNo motor vehicles3,2009.57.83,53211.89.2-332
1 motor vehicle
11,79035.135.410,90636.336.6+884
map this data in atlas.id2 motor vehicles10,63931.634.79,48731.634.5+1,152
3 or more motor vehicles
4,93214.715.74,16113.914.5+771
Not stated
3,0609.16.41,9366.45.2+1,124

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 Adelaide: 6.4% 3 or more motor vehicles, Greater Adelaide: 15.7% 2 motor vehicles, Greater Adelaide: 34.7% 1 motor vehicle, Greater Adelaide: 35.4% No motor vehicles, Greater Adelaide: 7.8% Not stated, City of Playford: 9.1% 3 or more motor vehicles, City of Playford: 14.7% 2 motor vehicles, City of Playford: 31.6% 1 motor vehicle, City of Playford: 35.1% No motor vehicles, City of Playford: 9.5%
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, City of Playford: +1,124 3 or more motor vehicles, City of Playford: +771 2 motor vehicles, City of Playford: +1,152 1 motor vehicle, City of Playford: +884 No motor vehicles, City of Playford: -332
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 City of Playford in 2016 compared to Greater Adelaide shows that 81.4% of the households owned at least one car, while 9.5% did not, compared with 85.8% and 7.8% respectively in Greater Adelaide.

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

Overall, 35.1% of the households owned one car; 31.6% owned two cars; and 14.7% owned three cars or more, compared with 35.4%; 34.7% and 15.7% respectively for Greater Adelaide.

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the household car ownership in the City of Playford between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • 2 motor vehicles (+1,152 households)
  • 1 motor vehicle (+884 households)
  • 3 or more motor vehicles (+771 households)
  • No motor vehicles (-332 households)

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