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Number of cars per household

Analysis of car ownership in 2011, indicates 26% of households in the City of Yarra 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 Yarra 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 Yarra - Households (Enumerated)20112006Change
Number of carsNumber%Greater Melbourne %Number%Greater Melbourne %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idNo motor vehicles6,73820.19.06,37220.19.4+366
1 motor vehicle
14,79644.133.913,08541.433.4+1,711
map this data in atlas.id2 motor vehicles7,23221.635.56,72421.335.1+508
3 or more motor vehicles
1,6084.815.41,5464.914.3+62
Not stated
3,1489.46.33,89712.37.8-749

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 Melbourne: 6.3% 3 or more motor vehicles, Greater Melbourne: 15.4% 2 motor vehicles, Greater Melbourne: 35.5% 1 motor vehicle, Greater Melbourne: 33.9% No motor vehicles, Greater Melbourne: 9.0% Not stated, City of Yarra: 9.4% 3 or more motor vehicles, City of Yarra: 4.8% 2 motor vehicles, City of Yarra: 21.6% 1 motor vehicle, City of Yarra: 44.1% No motor vehicles, City of Yarra: 20.1%
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, City of Yarra: -749 3 or more motor vehicles, City of Yarra: +62 2 motor vehicles, City of Yarra: +508 1 motor vehicle, City of Yarra: +1,711 No motor vehicles, City of Yarra: +366
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 Yarra in 2011 compared to Greater Melbourne shows that 70.5% of the households owned at least one car, while 20.1% did not, compared with 84.8% and 9.0% respectively in Greater Melbourne.

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, 44.1% of the households owned one car; 21.6% owned two cars; and 4.8% owned three cars or more, compared with 33.9%; 35.5% and 15.4% respectively for Greater Melbourne.

Emerging groups

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

  • 1 motor vehicle (+1,711 households)
  • 2 motor vehicles (+508 households)
  • No motor vehicles (+366 households)
  • 3 or more motor vehicles (+62 households)

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