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Eastern Region Alliance area

Number of cars per household

Analysis of car ownership in 2011, indicates 50% of households in Eastern Region Alliance area 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 Eastern Region Alliance area 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
Eastern Region Alliance area20112006Change
Number of carsNumber%City of Unley %Number%City of Unley %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idNo motor vehicles9,3558.19.910,2159.111.1-860
1 motor vehicle
42,54337.039.741,84137.140.3+702
map this data in atlas.id2 motor vehicles40,99035.733.639,66635.232.9+1,324
3 or more motor vehicles
16,79814.611.815,05013.310.7+1,748
Not stated
5,1704.55.06,0335.35.0-863

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, Eastern Region Alliance area: 4.5% 3 or more motor vehicles, Eastern Region Alliance area: 14.6% 2 motor vehicles, Eastern Region Alliance area: 35.7% 1 motor vehicle, Eastern Region Alliance area: 37.0% No motor vehicles, Eastern Region Alliance area: 8.1%
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, Eastern Region Alliance area: -863 3 or more motor vehicles, Eastern Region Alliance area: +1,748 2 motor vehicles, Eastern Region Alliance area: +1,324 1 motor vehicle, Eastern Region Alliance area: +702 No motor vehicles, Eastern Region Alliance area: -860
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 Eastern Region Alliance area in 2011 compared to the City of Unley shows that 87.4% of the households owned at least one car, while 8.1% 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 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, 37.0% of the households owned one car; 35.7% owned two cars; and 14.6% owned three cars or more, compared with 39.7%; 33.6% and 11.8% respectively for the City of Unley.

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the household car ownership in Eastern Region Alliance area between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • 3 or more motor vehicles (+1,748 households)
  • 2 motor vehicles (+1,324 households)
  • No motor vehicles (-860 households)
  • 1 motor vehicle (+702 households)

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