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Non-English speakers - Number of cars per household

In Rockhampton, 52.1% of non-English speakers had 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 speaking a language other than English at home.

The number of motor vehicles among the non-English speaking population may be influenced by a variety of factors, such as the Age Structure of that population, ability to drive and availability of other transport options (eg. public transport) in the area of residence.

Number of motor vehicles data should also be viewed in conjunction with Number of Bedrooms and Household Size to build up the story of the non-English speaking populations in Rockhampton.

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?'

People speaking a language other than English at home, counted in private dwellings

Car ownership
Rockhampton - Non-English speakers20112006Change
Number of carsNumber%Brisbane SDNumber%Brisbane SD2006 to 2011
No motor vehicles2285.68.327812.28.8-50
1 motor vehicle1,50236.933.093041.033.0+572
2 motor vehicles1,52337.437.477634.237.2+747
3 or more motor vehicles60014.718.52189.617.1+382
Not stated2215.42.8683.03.8+153

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: 18.5% 2 motor vehicles, Brisbane SD: 37.4% 1 motor vehicle, Brisbane SD: 33.0% No motor vehicles, Brisbane SD: 8.3% 3 or more motor vehicles, Rockhampton: 14.7% 2 motor vehicles, Rockhampton: 37.4% 1 motor vehicle, Rockhampton: 36.9% No motor vehicles, Rockhampton: 5.6%
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: +382 2 motor vehicles, Rockhampton: +747 1 motor vehicle, Rockhampton: +572 No motor vehicles, Rockhampton: -50
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 non-English speakers in Rockhampton in 2011 compared to Brisbane SD shows that 89.0% were in households that owned at least one car, while 5.6% did not, compared with 88.9% and 8.3% respectively in Brisbane SD.

Of those that owned at least one vehicle, there was a larger proportion owned just one car; a similar proportion owned two cars; and a smaller proportion that owned three cars or more.

Overall, 36.9% of non-English speakers were in households that owned one car; 37.4% owned two cars; and 14.7% owned three cars or more, compared with 33.0%; 37.4% and 18.5% respectively for Brisbane SD.

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the household car ownership for non-English speakers in Rockhampton between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • 2 motor vehicles (+747 persons)
  • 1 motor vehicle (+572 persons)
  • 3 or more motor vehicles (+382 persons)
  • No motor vehicles (-50 persons)
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