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.
Frankston City geography
This profile provides Census data for the Frankston City 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 Frankston City has 12 small areas:
Carrum Downs is bounded by Thompson Road and Thompsons Road in the north, McCormicks Road, the suburb of Sandhurst, Wedge Road and McCormicks Road in the east, Ballarto Road, the eastern and southern edges of The Pines Flora and Fauna Reserve, the suburb of Frankston North and Ballarto Road in the south, and the Frankston-Dandenong Road, the Peninsula Link, the Mornington Peninsula Freeway, Wadsley Road and Learmonth Road in the west.
Frankston Central is bounded by the Nepean Highway, Overton Road and Skye Road in the north, the Frankston Freeway and the Moorooduc Highway in the east, Towerhill Road, Overport Road, Yuille Street, Jasper Terrace, Woodlands Grove, Kars Street and Warringa Road in the south, and Port Phillip Bay in the west.
Frankston Heights is bounded by Beach Street and Cranbourne Road in the north, the Peninsula Link in the east, Robinsons Road and Golf Links Road in the south, and the Moorooduc Highway in the west.
Frankston North is bounded by Ballarto Road in the north, the suburb of Carrum Downs, The Pines Flora and Fauna Reserve and McClelland Drive in the east, Centenary Park, the southern edge of The Pines Flora and Fauna Reserve and the northern edges of the Peninsula and Long Island Country Clubs in the south, and the Frankston-Dandenong Road in the west.
Frankston South is bounded by Warringa Road, Kars Street, Woodlands Grove, Jasper Terrace, Overport Road, Towerhill Road, Golf Links Road and Robinsons Road in the north, the Peninsula Link in the east, Baxter-Tooradin Road, Sages Roads, the Moorooduc Highway, Humphries Road and Kackeraboite Creek in the south, and Port Phillip Bay in the west.
Karingal is bounded by the northern edges of the Long Island and Peninsula Country Golf Clubs and the western and southern edges of The Pines Flora and Fauna Reserve in the north, the Peninsula Link in the east, Cranbourne Road and Beach Street in the south, and McMahons Road, the Frankston Freeway, Skye Road and the Frankston-Dandenong Road in the west.
Langwarrin is bounded by Valley Road and the suburb of Skye in the north, the Dandenong-Hastings Road in the east, Robinsons Road in the south, and the Peninsula Link, the southern edge of Centenary Park and McClelland Drive in the west.
Langwarrin South is bounded by Robinsons Road in the north, the Dandenong-Hastings Road in the east, Baxter-Tooradin Road and Golf Links Road in the south, and the Peninsula Link in the east.
Sandhurst is bounded by Thompsons Road in the north, Taylors Road in the east, Wedge Road in the south, and Malua Circuit, Gailiee Drive, Sandarra Boulevard and McCormicks Road in the west.
Seaford is bounded by Eel Race Road and the Eel Race drain in the north, the Mornington Peninsula Freeway and the Peninsula Link in the east, the Frankston-Dandenong Road, Overton Road and the Nepean Highway in the south, and Port Phillip Bay in the west.
Skye is bounded by Wedge Road, Taylors Road and Thompsons Road in the north, the Dandenong-Hastings Road in the east, the suburb of Langwarrin and Valley Road in the south, and the eastern edge of The Pines Flora and Fauna Reserve, Ballarto Road and McCormicks Road in the west.