Recent arrivals - Number of cars per household
In Rockhampton, 51% of recent arrivals were in households with an access to two or more motor vehicles in 2011.
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 Rockhampton quantifies access to private transport for those arrived recently in Australia.
Recent arrivals may be less likely to have access to cars in some areas, due to affordability or inability to drive. Access to public transport also influences whether households need access to motor vehicles.
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?'
People born overseas and arriving in Australia between 2006 and 9 Aug 2011, counted in private dwellings
|Rockhampton - Recent arrivals||2011|
|Number of cars||Number||%||Brisbane SD|
|No motor vehicles||165||5.8||11.1||26001|
|1 motor vehicle||1,109||39.1||38.8||26002|
|2 motor vehicles||1,077||38.0||35.5||26003|
|3 or more motor vehicles||376||13.3||12.3||26004|
|Total people counted in private dwellings||2,835||100.0||100.0|
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing (opens a new window) 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id (opens a new window), the population experts.
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.
Analysis of the car ownership of the households with recent arrivals in Rockhampton in 2011 compared to Greater Sydney shows that 90.4% of recent arrivals were in households who owned at least one car, while 5.8% did not, compared with 86.6% and 11.1% respectively in Brisbane SD.
Of those that owned at least one vehicle, there was a similar proportion who owned just one car; a larger proportion who owned two cars; and a larger proportion who owned three cars or more.
Overall, 39.1% of recent arrivals were in households who owned one car; 38.0% owned two cars; and 13.3% owned three cars or more, compared with 38.8%; 35.5% and 12.3% respectively for Brisbane SD.