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Northern Beaches CouncilCommunity profile

Mona Vale

Number of cars per household


Analysis of car ownership in 2021, indicates 59% of households in Mona Vale had access to two or more motor vehicles, compared to 55% in Northern Beaches Council area.

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 Mona Vale 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 10 August 2021?'

Car ownership
Mona Vale - Households (Enumerated)20212016Change
Number of carsNumber%Northern Beaches Council area %Number%Northern Beaches Council area %2016 to 2021
No motor vehicles1964.76.41774.56.4+19
1 motor vehicle1,35832.435.61,18930.233.7+169
2 motor vehicles1,64239.237.11,55239.537.0+90
3 or more motor vehicles81319.417.674919.016.1+64
Not stated1844.43.32676.86.8-83
Total households4,193100.0100.03,934100.0100.0+259
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016 and 2021. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions).
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Dominant groups

Analysis of the car ownership of the households in Mona Vale in 2021 compared to Northern Beaches Council area shows that 90.9% of the households owned at least one car, while 4.7% did not, compared with 90.3% and 6.4% respectively in Northern Beaches Council area.

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, 32.4% of the households owned one car; 39.2% owned two cars; and 19.4% owned three cars or more, compared with 35.6%; 37.1% and 17.6% respectively for Northern Beaches Council area.

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the household car ownership in Mona Vale between 2016 and 2021 were:

  • 1 motor vehicle (+169 households)
  • 2 motor vehicles (+90 households)
  • 3 or more motor vehicles (+64 households)

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