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Western Rural

Number of cars per household

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Analysis of car ownership in 2016, indicates 70% of households in Western Rural had access to two or more motor vehicles, compared to 52% in Tamworth Regional Council.

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 Western Rural 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
Western Rural - Households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Number of carsNumber%Tamworth Regional Council %Number%Tamworth Regional Council %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idNo motor vehicles00.05.6242.17.1-25
1 motor vehicle
20218.331.123819.734.4-36
map this data in atlas.id2 motor vehicles39535.934.550441.735.5-109
3 or more motor vehicles
38134.617.738732.016.5-5
Not stated
12311.211.0544.56.6+69

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, Tamworth Regional Council: 11.0% 3 or more motor vehicles, Tamworth Regional Council: 17.7% 2 motor vehicles, Tamworth Regional Council: 34.5% 1 motor vehicle, Tamworth Regional Council: 31.1% No motor vehicles, Tamworth Regional Council: 5.6% Not stated, Western Rural: 11.2% 3 or more motor vehicles, Western Rural: 34.6% 2 motor vehicles, Western Rural: 35.9% 1 motor vehicle, Western Rural: 18.3% No motor vehicles, Western Rural: 0.0%
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, Western Rural: +69 3 or more motor vehicles, Western Rural: -5 2 motor vehicles, Western Rural: -109 1 motor vehicle, Western Rural: -36 No motor vehicles, Western Rural: -25
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 Western Rural in 2016 compared to Tamworth Regional Council shows that 88.8% of the households owned at least one car, while 0.0% did not, compared with 83.3% and 5.6% respectively in Tamworth Regional Council.

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, 18.3% of the households owned one car; 35.9% owned two cars; and 34.6% owned three cars or more, compared with 31.1%; 34.5% and 17.7% respectively for Tamworth Regional Council.

Emerging groups

The largest change in the household car ownership in Western Rural between 2011 and 2016 was:

  • 2 motor vehicles (-109 households)

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