Camden Council area
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.

Camden Council area geography

This profile provides Census data for Camden Council area 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.

Camden Council area has 12 small areas:

Location of Bringelly - Cobbitty Hills

Bringelly - Cobbitty Hills

Bringelly - Cobbitty Hills is bounded by Bringelly Creek, Liverpool City and Greendale Road in the north, Cobbitty Road and Macquarie Grove Road in the east, and the Nepean River in the south and west.

Location of Camden

Camden

Camden is bounded by the Nepean River in the north and east, the Camden Bypass and Burragorang Road in the south, and the localities of Cawdor and Grasmere and Matahil Creek in the west.

Location of Camden South

Camden South

Camden South is bounded by Burragorang Road and the Camden Bypass in the north, the Nepean River and Navigation Creek in the east, Wollondilly Shire in the south, and the locality of Cawdor in the west.

Location of Currans Hill

Currans Hill

Currans Hill is bounded by the suburb of Gregory Hills and a line running east-west to the north of Turner Road in the north, Campbelltown City in the east, Narellan Road in the south, and the locality of Smeaton Grange and the transmission line in the west.

Location of Elderslie

Elderslie

Elderslie is bounded by Narellan Creek, Kirkham Lane and Camden Valley Way in the north, the Camden Golf Club, Lodges Road and the transmission line in the east, the Camden Bypass in the south, and the Nepean River in the west.

Location of Grasmere - Ellis Lane - Cawdor

Grasmere - Ellis Lane - Cawdor

Grasmere - Ellis Lane - Cawdor is bounded by the Nepean River in the north, Matahil Creek and the suburbs of Camden and Camden South in the east, Wollondilly Shire, Cawdor Road and Westbrook Road in the south, and Fosters Lane, Burragorang Road, The Old Oaks Road and Wollondilly Shire in the west.

Location of Harrington Park - Kirkham

Harrington Park - Kirkham

Harrington Park - Kirkham is bounded by Cobbitty Road, The Northern Road and Cobbitty Road in the north, Camden Valley Way in the east, The Northern Road, Narellan Creek, the transmission line, Camden Valley Way, Kirkham Lane and Narellan Creek in the south, and the Nepean River and Macquarie Grove Road in the west.

Location of Leppington - Rossmore - Catherine area

Leppington - Rossmore - Catherine area

Leppington - Rossmore - Catherine area is bounded by Greendale Road and Bringelly Road in the north, Cowpasture Road, Camden Valley Way and Campbelltown City in the east, and the suburb of Currans Hill, the transmission line, Turner Road, Camden Valley Way and Cobbitty Road in the south.

Location of Mount Annan

Mount Annan

Mount Annan is bounded by Narellan Road in the north, Campbelltown City in the east, the Nepean River and the suburb of Spring Farm in the south, and the suburb of Narellan Vale and Morshead Road in the west.

Location of Narellan - Smeaton Grange

Narellan - Smeaton Grange

Narellan - Smeaton Grange is bounded by The Northern Road, Camden Valley Way and Turner Road in the north, the transmission line in the east, Narellan Road and the Camden Bypass in the south, and the suburb of Elderslie, Camden Golf Club, Camden Valley Way, the transmission line and Narellan Creek in the west.

Location of Narellan Vale

Narellan Vale

Narellan Vale is bounded by Narellan Road in the north, Morshead Road and the suburb of Mount Annan in the east, the suburb of Spring Farm, Richardson Road and Antoinette Avenue in the south, and the Camden Bypass in the west.

Location of Spring Farm

Spring Farm

Spring Farm is bounded by Antoinette Avenue, Richardson Road, Ingham Street, the transmission line and Gundungurra Reserve in the north, the suburb of Mount Annan and William Howe Regional Park in the east, the Nepean River in the south, and the Camden Bypass in the west.