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Tamworth Regional Council

Number of cars per household

Analysis of car ownership in 2011, indicates 52% of households in Tamworth Regional Council had access to two or more motor vehicles, compared to 50% in Regional NSW.

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 Tamworth Regional Council 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
Tamworth Regional Council - Households (Enumerated)20112006Change
Number of carsNumber%Regional NSW %Number%Regional NSW %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idNo motor vehicles1,5737.17.61,8278.99.0-254
1 motor vehicle
7,56234.436.07,34135.637.3+221
map this data in atlas.id2 motor vehicles7,80535.534.47,22235.033.3+583
3 or more motor vehicles
3,62616.515.53,10315.013.7+523
Not stated
1,4426.66.51,1465.66.8+296

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 NSW: 6.5% 3 or more motor vehicles, Regional NSW: 15.5% 2 motor vehicles, Regional NSW: 34.4% 1 motor vehicle, Regional NSW: 36.0% No motor vehicles, Regional NSW: 7.6% Not stated, Tamworth Regional Council: 6.6% 3 or more motor vehicles, Tamworth Regional Council: 16.5% 2 motor vehicles, Tamworth Regional Council: 35.5% 1 motor vehicle, Tamworth Regional Council: 34.4% No motor vehicles, Tamworth Regional Council: 7.1%
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, Tamworth Regional Council: +296 3 or more motor vehicles, Tamworth Regional Council: +523 2 motor vehicles, Tamworth Regional Council: +583 1 motor vehicle, Tamworth Regional Council: +221 No motor vehicles, Tamworth Regional Council: -254
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 Tamworth Regional Council in 2011 compared to Regional NSW shows that 86.3% of the households owned at least one car, while 7.1% did not, compared with 86.0% and 7.6% respectively in Regional NSW.

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, 34.4% of the households owned one car; 35.5% owned two cars; and 16.5% owned three cars or more, compared with 36.0%; 34.4% and 15.5% respectively for Regional NSW.

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the household car ownership in Tamworth Regional Council between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • 2 motor vehicles (+583 households)
  • 3 or more motor vehicles (+523 households)
  • No motor vehicles (-254 households)
  • 1 motor vehicle (+221 households)

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