Private transport

Sustainable built and natural environments
Transport accessibility
Percentage of survey households whose licensed drivers own or have unlimited access to a private vehicle

Safe, reliable affordable transport is a key determinant of people’s opportunities to access health services and programs, education and secure employment. It is especially important for the elderly to have access to public transportation. Limitation in regards to transport is related to social isolation and also has a relationship with sedentary lifestyles (CIV, 2006).

Having access to transport is essential for wellbeing, but is also is essential for individuals and households if there is need to evacuate or access services and supplies. Transport disadvantage is a term used to describe having difficulty accessing transport due to cost, physical disability or limited availability of services. In Australia, it has also been associated with difficulties maintaining private transport, as we are heavily reliant on cars to travel around (Rosier & McDonald 2011).

Data Source: 
Resilience Profiles Survey 2011
Community Indicators Victoria (CIV) (2007) Metadata, Retrieved from
Rosier,K., & McDonald, M., (2011). The relationship between transport and disadvantage in Australia, Australian Institute of Family Studies. Retrieved from
Survey Questions: 
8. Do all licensed drivers in your household own or have unlimited access to a private vehicle? (select one only); Yes; No, have limited access to a vehicle (vehicles are shared); No, do not own a private vehicle; Don’t know

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