City of BaysideCommunity profile
Skip to content

City of Bayside

Notes - geography

Census geography overview

Census data is available at a variety of different geographic levels such as State, Capital City, Local Government Area, Suburb and Postal Area. These areas are created by aggregating smaller units of geography together into a 'best fit.'

The boundaries available from the ABS rarely match actual 'communities', 'suburbs' or 'service catchments' needed for effective decision making, and even if they do, they are seldom available on the same geographic basis over time, making it very difficult to identify trends in population characteristics based on meaningful areas.

For the 2011 Census, the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) implemented a brand new geographic structure, which is based on labour force areas. This is known as the Australian Standard Geography Standard, and uses the base unit of the SA1 (Statistical Area Level 1). These build into SA2s, SA3s, SA4s and Greater Capital City Areas.

For previous Censuses the base building block was called a Census Collector District. Census Collector Districts aggregated to Local Government Areas.

Local Government Areas are available from the 2011 Census output. They are created by aggregating SA1s. However these SA1s do not sum exactly to Local Government boundaries, making geographic breakdowns problematic, and time series even more difficult.

profile.id resolves all of these issues to create a meaningful geography that can be analysed over a long time period.

City of Bayside geography

This profile provides Census data for the City of Bayside broken down into small areas based on customised suburbs/localities.

For the 1991, 1996, 2001 and 2006 Census years these small areas are created by aggregating Census Collection Districts. For the 2011 Census they are created by aggregating Statistical Area Level 1 units.

Where SA1s or CCDs do not fit exactly into a suburb or locality boundary, estimates are made in each Census year of the number of dwellings to be included. These estimates use aerial photography, dwelling counts, planning schemes, and street directories to determine what percentage of each SA1 or CCD to include in the suburb.

This means that regardless of the Census year, and the changes in ABS output boundaries, the data presented in profile.id exactly matches the suburb/locality boundary. This provides the most accurate population information for suburbs and localities and a meaningful time series for the current geography.

NOTE: The geography in the Community Profile tables may not match the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) SA2, state suburb or postal area boundaries, which are based on aggregation of whole SA1s and are not comparable to previous Census years.

The City of Bayside has 16 small areas:

Location of Beaumaris

Beaumaris

Beaumaris is bounded by Reserve Road and Weatherall Road in the north, Charman Road in the east, the Port Phillip Bay foreshore in the south, and McGregor Avenue, Fifth Street, Keating Street, Iluka Street, Fairleigh Avenue and Royal Melbourne Golf Club in the west.

Location of Black Rock

Black Rock

Black Rock is bounded by Edward Street, Bluff Road, Tulip Street, Sandringham Golf Links and Cheltenham Road in the north, Reserve Road, Royal Melbourne Golf Club, Fairleigh Avenue, Iluka Street, Keating Street, Fifth Street and McGregor Avenue in the east, and the Port Phillip Bay foreshore in the south and west.

Location of Brighton

Brighton

Brighton is bounded by Head Street, St Kilda Street and Glen Huntly Road in the north, the Nepean Highway and Hampton Street in the east, South Road and New Street in the south, and the Port Phillip Bay foreshore in the west.

Location of Brighton East

Brighton East

Brighton East is bounded by North Road in the north, Thomas Street and the Nepean Highway in the east, South Road in the south, and Hampton Street and the Nepean Highway in the west.

Location of Cheltenham

Cheltenham

Cheltenham is bounded by Bay Road in the north, the Frankston railway line and Charman Road in the east, Weatherall Road, Reserve Road and Cheltenham Road in the south, and Royal Melbourne Golf Club and George Street in the west.

Location of Hampton

Hampton

Hampton is bounded by South Road in the north, Bluff Road in the east, Highett Road and Bridge Street in the south, and the Port Phillip Bay foreshore and New Street in the west.

Location of Hampton East

Hampton East

Hampton East is bounded by South Road in the north, the Nepean Highway and the Frankston railway line in the east, Wickham Road in the south, and Bluff Road in the west.

Location of Highett

Highett

Highett is bounded by Wickham Road in the north, the Frankston railway line in the east, Bay Road in the south, and Bluff Road in the west.

Location of Sandringham

Sandringham

Sandringham is bounded by Bridge Street and Highett Road in the north, Bluff Road, Bay Road and George Street in the east, Tulip Street, Bluff Road and Edward Street in the south, and the Port Phillip Bay foreshore in the west.

Location of Bay Street Major Activity Centre

Bay Street Major Activity Centre

The Bay Street Major Activity Centre is bounded by Cowper Street, Asling Street, a line running between Asling Street and Grandview Road, Grandview Road and Enfield Road in the north, the Nepean Highway and Hampton Street in the east, a line running continuous of Southey Street, Southey Street, Male Street, a line running continuous of Byron Street, Willansby Avenue, Durrant Street, Maskell Street, William Street and Middle Crescent in the south, and Firbank Grammar School, Outer Crescent and Cochrane Street in the west.

Location of Church Street Major Activity Centre

Church Street Major Activity Centre

The Church Street Major Activity Centre is bounded by Church Street, St Andrews Street, Lindsay Street, Emily Street, Boxshall Street, Carpenter Street and Wilson Street in the north, Halifax Street in the east, Dendy Street in the south, and New Street in the west.

Location of Hampton Major Activity Centre

Hampton Major Activity Centre

The Hampton Major Activity Centre is bounded by Hampton Street and South Road in the north, generally by Littlewood Street, Mills Street, Willis Street, Alexander Street and Gillies Street in the east, the railway line and Alicia Street in the south, and Beach Road, Orlando Street, Grenville Street, Exon Street and Holyrood Street in the west.

Location of Sandringham Major Activity Centre

Sandringham Major Activity Centre

The Sandringham Major Activity Centre is bounded by Beach Road, Georgiana Street, Henry Street, Bamfield Street and Grange Road in the north, Nelson Street and Bay Road in the east, Sims Street, Fernhill Road and Tennyson Street in the south, and the Port Phillip Bay foreshore in the west.

Location of Hampton East (Moorabbin) Activity Centre

Hampton East (Moorabbin) Activity Centre

Location of Highett Activity Centre

Highett Activity Centre

Location of Southland Activity Centre

Southland Activity Centre