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.
Gannawarra Shire geography
This profile provides Census data for Gannawarra Shire 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.
Gannawarra Shire has 5 small areas:
Cohuna - Leitchville and District
Cohuna - Leitchville and District is bounded by the locality of Koondrook in the north, the Murray River and the New South Wales border in the east, Deep Creek, Gunbower Creek, Shelleys Road, the Murray Valley Highway, Hancocks Road, Kow Swamp and Box Creek in the south, and Pyramid Creek, Flannerys Road, the locality of McMillans, Cohuna-McMillans Road, Kervins Road, Farrells Road, the locality of Gannawarra and Gunbower Creek in the west.
Kerang (North) is bounded by the locality of Reedy Lake, the Loddon River, West Road, the locality of Capels Crossing, Angle Road, Kerang-Murrabit Road and the locality of Westby in the north, the locality of Teal Point and Barr Creek in the east, Kerang-Koondrook Road in the south, and the Murray Valley Highway in the west.
Kerang (South) is bounded by the locality of Reedy Lake, the Murray Valley Highway and Kerang-Koondrook Road in the north, the locality of Koroop and Pyramid Creek in the east, the localities of Kerang East, Tragowel and Dingwall in the south, and McKenzie Road and the localities of Wandella and Fairley in the west.
Rural North East - Koondrook
Rural North East - Koondrook is bounded by the Saline Discharge Channel, the Murray Valley Highway, Benjeroop-Tresco Road, the Loddon River and the Little Murray River in the north, the Murray River and the New South Wales border in the east, the locality of Cohuna, Gunbower Creek, Brays Road, the localities of Mead and Milnes Bridge, Pyramid Creek and the localities of Kerang, Fairley and Bael Bael in the south, and Bael Bael-Boga Road in the west.
Rural South West - Quambatook
Rural South West - Quambatook is bounded by Meatian West Road, Meatian East Road, Mystic Park-Meatian Road, Mystic Park-Beauchamp Road and Swan Hill Rural City in the north, Bael Bael-Boga Road, the localities of Mystic Park, Lake Charm, Reedy Lake and Kerang, Pyramid Creek, the locality of Koroop, Brays Road, the localities of Cohuna and Horfield, Pyramid Creek and Loddon Shire in the east, Winterbottoms Lane, Single Oak Road, Campbells Road, Channel No 12, Loddon Shire, the Loddon River, Forest Lane, Meering West Road, Henderson Road, Fleming Road, Crump Road, Boort-Quambatook Road, Mosquito Creek Road, Buloke Shire and the Avoca River in the south, and Buloke Shire, Lalbert Lake Road and Omeara Road in the west.