Number of cars per household
Analysis of car ownership indicates 70% of households in Redland Bay had access to two or more motor vehicles, compared to 59% in Redland City.
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 Redland Bay 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?'
|Number of cars||Number||%||Redland City||Number||%||Redland City||2006 to 2011|
|No motor vehicles||112||2.5||5.6||96||2.6||6.0||+16||26001|
|1 motor vehicle||1,057||23.3||30.8||916||24.9||31.9||+141||26002|
|2 motor vehicles||2,154||47.5||38.9||1,739||47.2||38.1||+415||26003|
|3 or more motor vehicles||1,035||22.8||20.4||750||20.4||18.7||+285||26004|
Analysis of the car ownership of the households in Redland Bay in 2011 compared to Redland City shows that 93.6% of the households owned at least one car, while 2.5% did not, compared with 90.1% and 5.6% respectively in Redland City.
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, 23.3% of the households owned one car; 47.5% owned two cars; and 22.8% owned three cars or more, compared with 30.8%; 38.9% and 20.4% respectively for Redland City.
The largest changes in the household car ownership in Redland Bay between 2006 and 2011 were:
- 2 motor vehicles (+415 households)
- 3 or more motor vehicles (+285 households)
- 1 motor vehicle (+141 households)