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Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale

Number of cars per household

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Analysis of car ownership in 2016, indicates 75% of households in the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale had access to two or more motor vehicles, compared to 57% in Greater Perth.

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 the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale 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 2016?'

Households

Car ownership
Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale - Households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Number of carsNumber%Greater Perth %Number%Greater Perth %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idNo motor vehicles881.04.7991.76.0-11
1 motor vehicle
1,59218.030.71,04417.932.0+548
map this data in atlas.id2 motor vehicles3,50939.637.32,24038.337.1+1,269
3 or more motor vehicles
3,09134.919.72,20437.718.4+887
Not stated
5736.57.52564.46.5+317

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Car ownership, 2016
Car ownership, 2016 Not stated, Greater Perth: 7.5% 3 or more motor vehicles, Greater Perth: 19.7% 2 motor vehicles, Greater Perth: 37.3% 1 motor vehicle, Greater Perth: 30.7% No motor vehicles, Greater Perth: 4.7% Not stated, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 6.5% 3 or more motor vehicles, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 34.9% 2 motor vehicles, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 39.6% 1 motor vehicle, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 18.0% No motor vehicles, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: 1.0%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in car ownership, 2011 to 2016
Change in car ownership, 2011 to 2016 Not stated, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +317 3 or more motor vehicles, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +887 2 motor vehicles, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +1,269 1 motor vehicle, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: +548 No motor vehicles, Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale: -11
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the car ownership of the households in the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale in 2016 compared to Greater Perth shows that 92.5% of the households owned at least one car, while 1.0% did not, compared with 87.8% and 4.7% respectively in Greater Perth.

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

Overall, 18.0% of the households owned one car; 39.6% owned two cars; and 34.9% owned three cars or more, compared with 30.7%; 37.3% and 19.7% respectively for Greater Perth.

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the household car ownership in the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • 2 motor vehicles (+1,269 households)
  • 3 or more motor vehicles (+887 households)
  • 1 motor vehicle (+548 households)

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