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Limestone Coast region

Number of cars per household

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Analysis of car ownership in 2016, indicates 57% of households in the Limestone Coast region had access to two or more motor vehicles, compared to 54% 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 2016?'

Households

Car ownership
Limestone Coast region - Households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Number of carsNumber%Regional SA %Number%Regional SA %2011 to 2016
No motor vehicles1,3025.05.61,5426.16.7-240
1 motor vehicle7,97330.532.28,23532.434.0-262
2 motor vehicles9,21535.233.59,50337.334.5-288
3 or more motor vehicles5,63921.620.14,99719.618.8+642
Not stated2,0257.78.71,1714.66.0+854

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, Regional SA: 8.7% 3 or more motor vehicles, Regional SA: 20.1% 2 motor vehicles, Regional SA: 33.5% 1 motor vehicle, Regional SA: 32.2% No motor vehicles, Regional SA: 5.6% Not stated, Limestone Coast region: 7.7% 3 or more motor vehicles, Limestone Coast region: 21.6% 2 motor vehicles, Limestone Coast region: 35.2% 1 motor vehicle, Limestone Coast region: 30.5% No motor vehicles, Limestone Coast region: 5.0%
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, Limestone Coast region: +854 3 or more motor vehicles, Limestone Coast region: +642 2 motor vehicles, Limestone Coast region: -288 1 motor vehicle, Limestone Coast region: -262 No motor vehicles, Limestone Coast region: -240
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 Limestone Coast region in 2016 compared to Regional SA shows that 87.3% of the households owned at least one car, while 5.0% did not, compared with 85.7% and 5.6% 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, 30.5% of the households owned one car; 35.2% owned two cars; and 21.6% owned three cars or more, compared with 32.2%; 33.5% and 20.1% respectively for Regional SA.

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the household car ownership in the Limestone Coast region between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • 3 or more motor vehicles (+642 households)
  • 2 motor vehicles (-288 households)
  • 1 motor vehicle (-262 households)
  • No motor vehicles (-240 households)

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