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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 Boroondara geography

This profile provides Census data for the City of Boroondara 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 Boroondara has 12 small areas:

Location of Ashburton

Ashburton

Ashburton is bounded by the Ferndale Trail, the Alamein railway line and a line that runs east-west to the north of Baker Parade in the north, Warrigal Road in the east, Gardiners Creek in the south, and a line that runs east-west to the south of Dent Street, a line that runs north-south to the west of Munro Street, High Street and a line that runs north-south to the east of Summerhill Road in the west.

Location of Balwyn

Balwyn

Balwyn is bounded by Belmore Road in the north, Evelina Street, Kerry Parade, Kinsale Crescent, Carrick Street, Carlyle Crescent and Barloa Road in the east, a line that runs east-west to the north of Whitehorse Road, a line that runs parallel to the east of Northcote Avenue and a line that runs east-west to the north of Mont Albert Road in the south, and Highton Grove, Chatfield Avenue, Maleela Avenue, Whitehorse Road, Hardwicke Street, Gordon Street and Burke Road in the west.

Location of Balwyn North

Balwyn North

Balwyn North is bounded by the Yarra River and the Eastern Freeway in the north, Sweyn Street and Winfield Road in the east, Belmore Road in the south, and Burke Road in the west.

Location of Camberwell

Camberwell

Camberwell is bounded by a line that runs east-west to the north of Canterbury Road, Boroondara Park, Myrtle Road, a line that runs north-south to the east of Spencer Road, Prospect Hill Road, the eastern boundary of Camberwell High School and a line that runs east-west to the north of Riversdale Road in the north, Warrigal Road in the east, a line that runs parallel south of the Burwood Highway in the south, and a line that runs north-south to the west of Burke Road in the west.

Location of Canterbury

Canterbury

Canterbury is bounded by a line that runs east-west to the north of Mont Albert Road in the north, Chatham Road, Canterbury Road and Highfield Road in the east, a line that runs east-west to the north of Riversdale Road, the eastern boundary of Camberwell High School, Prospect Road, a line that runs north-south to the west of Myrtle Road and Boroondara Park in the south, and a line that runs east-west to the north of Canterbury Road and Burke Road in the west.

Location of Deepdene

Deepdene

Deepdene is bounded by Gordon Street in the north, Hardwicke Street, Whitehorse Road, Maleela Avenue and Chatfield Avenue in the east, Highton Grove, Chatfield Avenue, Walsh Street, Palm Grove, Barnsbury Road, the Outer Circle Trail and a line running east-west to the north of Mont Albert Road in the south, and Burke Road in the west.

Location of Glen Iris

Glen Iris

Glen Iris is bounded by a line that runs east-west to the south of Toorak Road in the north, Warrigal Road in the east, a line that runs parallel to the north of Baker Street, the Alamein railway line, the Ferndale Trail, a line that runs north-south to the east of Summerhill Road, High Street, a line that runs parallel to the west of Munro Avenue, a line that runs east-west to the south of Dent Street and Dunlop Street in the south, and Gardiners Creek, the Monash Freeway and the Yarra River in the west.

Location of Hawthorn

Hawthorn

Hawthorn is bounded by Barkers Road in the north, a line that runs north-south to the east of Auburn Road in the east, the Monash Freeway in the south, and the Yarra River in the west.

Location of Hawthorn East

Hawthorn East

Hawthorn East is bounded by Barkers Road in the north, a line that runs north-south to the west of Burke Road in the east, a line that runs east-west to the south of Toorak Road, Tooronga Road and the Monash Freeway in the south, and a line that runs north-south to the east of Auburn Road in the west.

Location of Kew

Kew

Kew is bounded by the Yarra River, a line that runs parallel south of Willsmere Road, a line that runs east-west to the north of Earl Street and Asquith Street, a line that runs north-south to the west of Belford Road, High Street and Harp Road in the north, Burke Road in the east, Barkers Road in the south, and the Yarra River in the west.

Location of Kew East

Kew East

Kew East is bounded by the Yarra River in the north, Burke Road in the east, Harp Street, High Street, a line that run north-south to the west of Belford Road, a line that runs parallel north of Asquith Street and Earl Street in the south, and a line that runs parallel north of Ratten Avenue and the Yarra River in the west.

Location of Surrey Hills

Surrey Hills

Surrey Hills is bounded by a line that runs east-west to the north of Whitehorse Road in the north, York Street, Wilson Street, Windsor Crescent, Alexandria Crescent, Canterbury Road and Warrigal Road in the east, a line that runs east-west to the north of Webster Street and a line that runs parallel north of Riversdale Road in the south, and a line that runs north-south to the east of Highfield Road, Chatham Road and a line that runs parallel east of Northcote Avenue in the west.