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Need for assistance - Number of cars per household

In Rockhampton, 81.4% of people reporting a need for assistance had access to a motor vehicle in 2011.

The ability of the population to access services and employment is strongly influenced by access to transport.

This topic presents information about the number of motor vehicles used by household members in households containing people with a disability or need for assistance with core activities. Many factors may influence access to vehicles for people with a disability, such as the ability to drive and age. Access to vehicles may be particularly important in some areas, depending on the accessibility of public transport in the area.

Note that the presence of a vehicle at the household where a person with a disability was counted does not necessarily imply that that person drives. This is certainly the case for young children, who do not drive.

To continue building the story, please look at number of vehicles in conjunction with information on Household Type and Age Structure.

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 with a need for assistance, counted in private dwellings

Car ownership
Rockhampton - Need for assistance20112006Change
Number of carsNumber%Brisbane SDNumber%Brisbane SD2006 to 2011
No motor vehicles66914.916.856816.019.3+101
1 motor vehicle1,78239.639.71,66246.741.3+120
2 motor vehicles1,24927.728.485324.026.2+396
3 or more motor vehicles63514.112.736610.310.2+269
Not stated1663.72.51113.13.0+55

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 3 or more motor vehicles, Brisbane SD: 12.7% 2 motor vehicles, Brisbane SD: 28.4% 1 motor vehicle, Brisbane SD: 39.7% No motor vehicles, Brisbane SD: 16.8% 3 or more motor vehicles, Rockhampton: 14.1% 2 motor vehicles, Rockhampton: 27.7% 1 motor vehicle, Rockhampton: 39.6% No motor vehicles, Rockhampton: 14.9%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.
Change in car ownership, 2006 to 2011
Change in car ownership, 2006 to 2011 3 or more motor vehicles, Rockhampton: +269 2 motor vehicles, Rockhampton: +396 1 motor vehicle, Rockhampton: +120 No motor vehicles, Rockhampton: +101
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the car ownership of people reporting a need for assistance in Rockhampton in 2011 compared to Brisbane SD shows that 81.4% were in households owned at least one car, while 14.9% did not, compared with 80.8% and 16.8% respectively in Brisbane SD.

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 larger proportion who owned three cars or more.

Overall, 39.6% of people reporting a need for assistance were in households that owned one car, 27.7% owned two cars and 14.1% owned three cars or more, compared with 39.7%, 28.4% and 12.7% respectively for Brisbane SD.

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the car ownership for people reporting a need for assistance in Rockhampton between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • 2 motor vehicles (+396 persons)
  • 3 or more motor vehicles (+269 persons)
  • 1 motor vehicle (+120 persons)
  • No motor vehicles (+101 persons)
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