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City of Darwin

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 Darwin geography

This profile provides Census data for City of Darwin 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.

City of Darwin has 20 small areas:

Location of Alawa - Nakara - Casuarina

Alawa - Nakara - Casuarina

Alawa - Nakara - Casuarina is bounded by Trower Road in the north and north-east, Steele Crescent, Gsell Street and Vanderlin Drive in the east, Trower Road in the south and Rapid Creek, Lakeside Drive, Dripstone Road and Ellengowan Drive in the west.

Location of Anula

Anula

Anula is bounded by Union Terrace in the north, Matthews Road in the east, McMillans Road in the south and Lee Point Road in the west.

Location of Berrimah - Coonawarra - Winnellie

Berrimah - Coonawarra - Winnellie

Berrimah - Coonawarra - Winnellie is bounded by the Stuart Highway, Darwin International Airport, the schools and McMillans Road in the north, Vanderlin Drive, Stuart Highway, Pruen Road and Makagon Road in the east, Marlow Road, the southern boundary of the Hidden Valley Motor Sports Complex and Tiger Brennan Drive in the south and Benison Road and Reichardt Road in the west.

Location of Coconut Grove

Coconut Grove

Coconut Grove is bounded by the suburb of Nightcliff, Dick Ward Drive and Progress Drive in the north, Bagot Road in the east, Totem Road and a line running continuous of Totem Road in the south and the Timor Sea foreshore in the west.

Location of Darwin

Darwin

Darwin is bounded by Dinah Beach Road in the north, the Frances Bay shoreline in the east, Kitchener Drive, Unincorporated Northern Territory and the Timor Sea shoreline in the south, and Daly Street, Mitchell Street, Packard Place, Dashwood Crescent, Gardens Road, Hood Terrace, the Stuart Highway and Duke Street in the west.

Location of Fannie Bay - East Point

Fannie Bay - East Point

Fannie Bay - East Point is bounded by the Timor Sea foreshore in the north, Douglas Street, Wells Street, Playford Street, Freer Street and Ross Smith Avenue in the east, Goldsmith Street, Holtze Street, Macdonald Street, Gregory Street, Charlotte Street, Stokes Street, Seale Street, Goyder Road, East Point Road and Conacher Street in the south and the Fannie Bay foreshore in the west.

Location of Karama

Karama

Karama is bounded by Vanderlin Drive in the north and east, McMillans Road in the south and Mueller Road in the west.

Location of Larrakeyah - The Gardens

Larrakeyah - The Gardens

Larrakeyah - The Gardens is bounded by Conacher Street, East Point Road and Gilruth Avenue in the north, Salonika Street and the bicycle track, Mirambeena Street, Hood Terrace, Gardens Road, Dashwood Crescent, Packard Place, Mitchell Street and Daly Street in the east and the Timor Sea foreshore in the south and west.

Location of Leanyer - Lee Point

Leanyer - Lee Point

Leanyer - Lee Point is bounded by the Beagle Gulf in the north, the Litchfield Council area in the east, the southern boundary of Holmes Jungle Nature Park and Vanderlin Drive in the south and Lee Point Road, Tambling Terrace, Henbury Avenue, the Royal Darwin Hospital and the Timor Sea foreshore in the west.

Location of Ludmilla - RAAF Base - The Narrows

Ludmilla - RAAF Base - The Narrows

Ludmilla - RAAF Base - The Narrows is bounded by a line running continuous of Totem Road, Totem Road, Bagot Road, McMillans Road, Henry Wrigley Drive and the suburb of Marrara in the north, the Darwin International Airport in the east, the Stuart Highway, Hudson Fysh Avenue and Douglas Street in the south and the suburb of Fannie Bay and the Timor Sea foreshore in the west.

Location of Malak - Marrara

Malak - Marrara

Malak - Marrara is bounded by McMillans Road, Matthews Road and Patterson Street in the north, Vanderlin Drive, Mueller Road, McMillans Road and the CSIRO Darwin Laboratory in the east, the Darwin International Airport in the south and Henry Wrigley Drive in the west.

Location of Millner

Millner

Millner is bounded by Trower Road in the north, Rapid Creek in the east, McMillans Road in the south and Bagot Road in the west.

Location of Moil - Jingili

Moil - Jingili

Moil - Jingili is bounded by Trower Road and Parer Drive in the north, Lee Point Road in the east, McMillans Road in the south and Rapid Creek in the west.

Location of Nightcliff

Nightcliff

Nightcliff is bounded by the Beagle Gulf in the north, Nightcliff Road in the east, Progress Drive, Dick Ward Drive and the suburb of Coconut Drive in the south and the Timor Sea foreshore in the west.

Location of Parap - Woolner - Bayview

Parap - Woolner - Bayview

Parap - Woolner - Bayview is bounded by Ross Smith Avenue, Freer Street, Playford Street, Wells Street, Douglas Street, Hudson Fysh Avenue and the Stuart Highway in the north, Reichardt Road, Benison Road, Tiger Brennan Drive and Charles Darwin National Park in the east, Sadgroves Creek, Tiger Brennan Drive, Ashley Street, Armidale Street and the Stuart Highway in the south and Salonika Street, Gilruth Avenue, Goyder Road, Seale Street, Charlotte Street, Gregory Street, Macdonald Street, Holtze Street and Goldsmith Street in the west.

Location of Rapid Creek

Rapid Creek

Rapid Creek is bounded by the Timor Sea foreshore in the north, Rapid Creek in the east, Trower Road in the south and Nightcliff Road in the west.

Location of Stuart Park

Stuart Park

Stuart Park is bounded by Armidale Street, Ashley Street and Flinders Drive in the north, Frances Bay in the east, Dinah Beach Road, Duke Street and the Stuart Highway in the south and the bicycle track in the west.

Location of Tiwi - Brinkin

Tiwi - Brinkin

Tiwi - Brinkin is bounded by the suburb of Lee Point in the north, Damabila Drive, Juwaning Court, Daldawa Terrace and Henbury Avenue in the east, Trower Road, Ellengowan Drive, Dripstone Road, Lakeside Drive and Rapid Creek in the south and the Beagle Gulf in the west.

Location of Wagaman - Wanguri

Wagaman - Wanguri

Wagaman - Wanguri is bounded by Tambling Terrace in the north, Lee Point Road in the east, Parer Drive in the south and Trower Road, Vanderlin Drive, Gsell Street, Strele Crescent, Trower Road and Henbury Avenue in the west.

Location of Wulagi

Wulagi

Wulagi is bounded by Vanderlin Drive in the north, Patterson Street in the east, Matthews Road and Union Terrace in the south and Lee Point Road in the west.

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