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Unley Ward

Number of cars per household

Analysis of car ownership in 2011, indicates 42% of households in Unley Ward had access to two or more motor vehicles, compared to 45% in the City of Unley.

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 Unley Ward 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
Unley Ward20112006Change
Number of carsNumber%City of Unley %Number%City of Unley %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idNo motor vehicles27811.09.931112.811.1-33
1 motor vehicle
1,04341.239.799440.840.3+49
map this data in atlas.id2 motor vehicles82032.433.677431.832.9+46
3 or more motor vehicles
2459.711.82259.210.7+20
Not stated
1455.75.01345.55.0+12

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, City of Unley: 5.0% 3 or more motor vehicles, City of Unley: 11.8% 2 motor vehicles, City of Unley: 33.6% 1 motor vehicle, City of Unley: 39.7% No motor vehicles, City of Unley: 9.9% Not stated, Unley Ward: 5.7% 3 or more motor vehicles, Unley Ward: 9.7% 2 motor vehicles, Unley Ward: 32.4% 1 motor vehicle, Unley Ward: 41.2% No motor vehicles, Unley Ward: 11.0%
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, Unley Ward: +12 3 or more motor vehicles, Unley Ward: +20 2 motor vehicles, Unley Ward: +46 1 motor vehicle, Unley Ward: +49 No motor vehicles, Unley Ward: -33
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 Unley Ward in 2011 compared to the City of Unley shows that 83.3% of the households owned at least one car, while 11.0% did not, compared with 85.1% and 9.9% respectively in the City of Unley.

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

Overall, 41.2% of the households owned one car; 32.4% owned two cars; and 9.7% owned three cars or more, compared with 39.7%; 33.6% and 11.8% respectively for the City of Unley.

Emerging groups

The largest change in the household car ownership in Unley Ward between 2006 and 2011 was:

  • 1 motor vehicle (+49 households)

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