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South Gippsland Shire

Number of cars per household

Analysis of car ownership in 2011, indicates 60% of households in South Gippsland Shire had access to two or more motor vehicles, compared to 55% in Regional VIC.

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 South Gippsland Shire 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
South Gippsland Shire - Households (Enumerated)20112006Change
Number of carsNumber%Regional VIC %Number%Regional VIC %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idNo motor vehicles4093.86.44704.77.1-61
1 motor vehicle
3,39631.233.03,22331.933.0+173
map this data in atlas.id2 motor vehicles4,11937.936.13,74337.136.3+376
3 or more motor vehicles
2,36021.718.42,02220.017.4+338
Not stated
5985.56.16346.36.2-36

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 VIC: 6.1% 3 or more motor vehicles, Regional VIC: 18.4% 2 motor vehicles, Regional VIC: 36.1% 1 motor vehicle, Regional VIC: 33.0% No motor vehicles, Regional VIC: 6.4% Not stated, South Gippsland Shire: 5.5% 3 or more motor vehicles, South Gippsland Shire: 21.7% 2 motor vehicles, South Gippsland Shire: 37.9% 1 motor vehicle, South Gippsland Shire: 31.2% No motor vehicles, South Gippsland Shire: 3.8%
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, South Gippsland Shire: -36 3 or more motor vehicles, South Gippsland Shire: +338 2 motor vehicles, South Gippsland Shire: +376 1 motor vehicle, South Gippsland Shire: +173 No motor vehicles, South Gippsland Shire: -61
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 South Gippsland Shire in 2011 compared to Regional VIC shows that 90.7% of the households owned at least one car, while 3.8% did not, compared with 87.5% and 6.4% respectively in Regional VIC.

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, 31.2% of the households owned one car; 37.9% owned two cars; and 21.7% owned three cars or more, compared with 33.0%; 36.1% and 18.4% respectively for Regional VIC.

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the household car ownership in South Gippsland Shire between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • 2 motor vehicles (+376 households)
  • 3 or more motor vehicles (+338 households)
  • 1 motor vehicle (+173 households)
  • No motor vehicles (-61 households)

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