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Number of cars per household

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Analysis of car ownership in 2016, indicates 60% of households in the City of Whittlesea had access to two or more motor vehicles, compared to 51% in Greater Melbourne.

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 Whittlesea 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
City of Whittlesea - Households (Enumerated)20162011Change
Number of carsNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2011 to 2016
map this data in atlas.idNo motor vehicles2,9684.58.52,6415.19.0+327
1 motor vehicle
19,35629.133.214,74928.533.9+4,607
map this data in atlas.id2 motor vehicles26,50839.834.820,82940.335.5+5,679
3 or more motor vehicles
13,18719.815.910,70920.715.4+2,478
Not stated
4,5136.87.62,7885.46.3+1,725

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, Greater Melbourne: 7.6% 3 or more motor vehicles, Greater Melbourne: 15.9% 2 motor vehicles, Greater Melbourne: 34.8% 1 motor vehicle, Greater Melbourne: 33.2% No motor vehicles, Greater Melbourne: 8.5% Not stated, City of Whittlesea: 6.8% 3 or more motor vehicles, City of Whittlesea: 19.8% 2 motor vehicles, City of Whittlesea: 39.8% 1 motor vehicle, City of Whittlesea: 29.1% No motor vehicles, City of Whittlesea: 4.5%
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, City of Whittlesea: +1,725 3 or more motor vehicles, City of Whittlesea: +2,478 2 motor vehicles, City of Whittlesea: +5,679 1 motor vehicle, City of Whittlesea: +4,607 No motor vehicles, City of Whittlesea: +327
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 the City of Whittlesea in 2016 compared to Greater Melbourne shows that 88.8% of the households owned at least one car, while 4.5% did not, compared with 83.9% and 8.5% respectively in Greater Melbourne.

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, 29.1% of the households owned one car; 39.8% owned two cars; and 19.8% owned three cars or more, compared with 33.2%; 34.8% and 15.9% respectively for Greater Melbourne.

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the household car ownership in the City of Whittlesea between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • 2 motor vehicles (+5,679 households)
  • 1 motor vehicle (+4,607 households)
  • 3 or more motor vehicles (+2,478 households)
  • No motor vehicles (+327 households)

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