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City of West Torrens

Number of cars per household

Analysis of car ownership in 2011, indicates 41% of households in the City of West Torrens had access to two or more motor vehicles, compared to 49% in Greater Adelaide.

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 the City of West Torrens 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
City of West Torrens - Households (Enumerated)20112006Change
Number of carsNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idNo motor vehicles2,95212.49.23,29114.110.1-339
1 motor vehicle
9,77941.036.69,64141.437.1+138
map this data in atlas.id2 motor vehicles7,22830.334.56,59528.333.6+633
3 or more motor vehicles
2,57310.814.52,2079.513.0+366
Not stated
1,3035.55.21,5386.66.1-235

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, Greater Adelaide: 5.2% 3 or more motor vehicles, Greater Adelaide: 14.5% 2 motor vehicles, Greater Adelaide: 34.5% 1 motor vehicle, Greater Adelaide: 36.6% No motor vehicles, Greater Adelaide: 9.2% Not stated, City of West Torrens: 5.5% 3 or more motor vehicles, City of West Torrens: 10.8% 2 motor vehicles, City of West Torrens: 30.3% 1 motor vehicle, City of West Torrens: 41.0% No motor vehicles, City of West Torrens: 12.4%
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, City of West Torrens: -235 3 or more motor vehicles, City of West Torrens: +366 2 motor vehicles, City of West Torrens: +633 1 motor vehicle, City of West Torrens: +138 No motor vehicles, City of West Torrens: -339
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 the City of West Torrens in 2011 compared to Greater Adelaide shows that 82.1% of the households owned at least one car, while 12.4% did not, compared with 85.6% and 9.2% respectively in Greater Adelaide.

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, 41.0% of the households owned one car; 30.3% owned two cars; and 10.8% owned three cars or more, compared with 36.6%; 34.5% and 14.5% respectively for Greater Adelaide.

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the household car ownership in the City of West Torrens between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • 2 motor vehicles (+633 households)
  • 3 or more motor vehicles (+366 households)
  • No motor vehicles (-339 households)
  • 1 motor vehicle (+138 households)

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