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Limestone Coast region

Number of cars per household

Analysis of car ownership in 2011, indicates 57% of households in the Limestone Coast region had access to two or more motor vehicles, compared to 53% in Regional SA.

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 Limestone Coast region 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
Limestone Coast region - Households (Enumerated)20112006Change
Number of carsNumber%Regional SA %Number%Regional SA %2006 to 2011
No motor vehicles1,5426.16.71,5426.37.00
1 motor vehicle8,23532.434.07,70331.534.2+532
2 motor vehicles9,50337.334.59,19437.634.4+309
3 or more motor vehicles4,99719.618.84,52818.517.5+469
Not stated1,1714.66.01,4796.16.9-308

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 SA: 6.0% 3 or more motor vehicles, Regional SA: 18.8% 2 motor vehicles, Regional SA: 34.5% 1 motor vehicle, Regional SA: 34.0% No motor vehicles, Regional SA: 6.7% Not stated, Limestone Coast region: 4.6% 3 or more motor vehicles, Limestone Coast region: 19.6% 2 motor vehicles, Limestone Coast region: 37.3% 1 motor vehicle, Limestone Coast region: 32.4% No motor vehicles, Limestone Coast region: 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, Limestone Coast region: -308 3 or more motor vehicles, Limestone Coast region: +469 2 motor vehicles, Limestone Coast region: +309 1 motor vehicle, Limestone Coast region: +532 No motor vehicles, Limestone Coast region: 0
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 Limestone Coast region in 2011 compared to Regional SA shows that 89.3% of the households owned at least one car, while 6.1% did not, compared with 87.4% and 6.7% respectively in Regional SA.

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, 32.4% of the households owned one car; 37.3% owned two cars; and 19.6% owned three cars or more, compared with 34.0%; 34.5% and 18.8% respectively for Regional SA.

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the household car ownership in the Limestone Coast region between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • 1 motor vehicle (+532 households)
  • 3 or more motor vehicles (+469 households)
  • 2 motor vehicles (+309 households)

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