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Number of cars per household

Analysis of car ownership in 2011, indicates 49% of households in Rockhampton had access to two or more motor vehicles, compared to 51% in Regional QLD.

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 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
Rockhampton - Households (Enumerated)20112006Change
Number of carsNumber%Regional QLD %Number%Regional QLD %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idNo motor vehicles2,2827.86.52,4699.17.5-187
1 motor vehicle
10,07434.634.710,26537.835.8-191
map this data in atlas.id2 motor vehicles9,59733.035.18,52931.433.6+1,068
3 or more motor vehicles
4,74616.316.23,75513.814.4+991
Not stated
2,3868.27.52,1738.08.7+213

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 QLD: 7.5% 3 or more motor vehicles, Regional QLD: 16.2% 2 motor vehicles, Regional QLD: 35.1% 1 motor vehicle, Regional QLD: 34.7% No motor vehicles, Regional QLD: 6.5% Not stated, Rockhampton: 8.2% 3 or more motor vehicles, Rockhampton: 16.3% 2 motor vehicles, Rockhampton: 33.0% 1 motor vehicle, Rockhampton: 34.6% No motor vehicles, Rockhampton: 7.8%
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, Rockhampton: +213 3 or more motor vehicles, Rockhampton: +991 2 motor vehicles, Rockhampton: +1,068 1 motor vehicle, Rockhampton: -191 No motor vehicles, Rockhampton: -187
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 Rockhampton in 2011 compared to Regional QLD shows that 84.0% of the households owned at least one car, while 7.8% did not, compared with 86.0% and 6.5% respectively in Regional QLD.

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 similar proportion who owned three cars or more.

Overall, 34.6% of the households owned one car; 33.0% owned two cars; and 16.3% owned three cars or more, compared with 34.7%; 35.1% and 16.2% respectively for Regional QLD.

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the household car ownership in Rockhampton between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • 2 motor vehicles (+1,068 households)
  • 3 or more motor vehicles (+991 households)
  • 1 motor vehicle (-191 households)
  • No motor vehicles (-187 households)

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