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Overseas born - Number of cars per household

In Rockhampton, 55.9% of people born overseas had access to two or more motor vehicles.

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 born overseas.

The number of motor vehicles among the overseas-born 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, as well as atlas maps showing the location of overseas-born population, to build up the story of migrant communities 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 2011?'

People born overseas, counted in private dwellings

Car ownership
Rockhampton - Overseas born20112006Change
Number of carsNumber%Brisbane SDNumber%Brisbane SD2006 to 2011
No motor vehicles5305.47.05327.27.4-2
1 motor vehicle3,47535.332.42,83438.433.1+641
2 motor vehicles3,80338.638.72,73437.138.6+1,069
3 or more motor vehicles1,69417.219.41,05414.317.8+640
Not stated3403.52.42253.03.0+115

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: 19.4% 2 motor vehicles, Brisbane SD: 38.7% 1 motor vehicle, Brisbane SD: 32.4% No motor vehicles, Brisbane SD: 7.0% 3 or more motor vehicles, Rockhampton: 17.2% 2 motor vehicles, Rockhampton: 38.6% 1 motor vehicle, Rockhampton: 35.3% No motor vehicles, Rockhampton: 5.4%
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: +640 2 motor vehicles, Rockhampton: +1,069 1 motor vehicle, Rockhampton: +641 No motor vehicles, Rockhampton: -2
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 born overseas in Rockhampton in 2011 compared to Brisbane SD shows that 91.2% of people born overseas were in households that owned at least one car, while 5.4% did not, compared with 90.5% and 7.0% respectively in Brisbane SD.

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

Overall, 35.3% of people born overseas were in households that owned one car; 38.6% owned two cars; and 17.2% owned three cars or more, compared with 32.4%; 38.7% and 19.4% respectively for Brisbane SD.

Emerging groups

The largest changes in household car ownership for people born overseas in Rockhampton between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • 2 motor vehicles (+1,069 persons)
  • 1 motor vehicle (+641 persons)
  • 3 or more motor vehicles (+640 persons)
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