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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.

Gosford City geography

This profile provides Census data for Gosford 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.

Gosford City has 20 small areas:

Location of Avoca Beach - Picketts Valley - Copacabana - MacMasters Beach

Avoca Beach - Picketts Valley - Copacabana - MacMasters Beach

Avoca Beach - Picketts Valley - Copacabana - MacMasters Beach is bounded by the suburb of Terrigal and the Avoca Lake in the north, the Tasman Sea in the east, Mourawaring Moor and Bouddi National Park in the south and The Scenic Road, the locality of Bensville, Doyle Road, the suburb of Kincumber, Copacabana Drive, Cape Three Points Road, Ridgway Road and the suburbs of Kincumber and Green Point in the west.

Location of Broken Bay

Broken Bay

Broken Bay includes two separate areas. The small eastern section is bounded by the locality of Kariong in the north, the locality of Koolewong in the east, the Woy Woy Inlet, the locality of Woy Woy and Woy Woy Road in the south, and the locality of Kariong and Woy Woy Road in the west. The largest section is bounded by Brisbane Water, the suburbs of Empire Bay, Bensville and McMasters Beach in the north, the Tasman Sea in the east, Broken Bay in the south, and the localities of Little Wobby, Woy Woy, Umina Beach, Ettalong Beach, Booker Bay and Blackwall in the west.

Location of Mountains North

Mountains North

Mountains North is bounded by Cessnock City and Wyong Shire in the north, the suburbs of Niagara Park, Narara and West Gosford in the east, the suburbs and localities of Kariong, Mooney Mooney Creek, Calga, Glenworth Valley, Greengrove, Lower Mangrove and Gunderman in the south and Hawkesbury City in the west.

Location of Mountains South

Mountains South

Mountains South is bounded by the localities of Ten Mile Hollow, Mangrove Creek, Mangrove Mountain, Peats Ridge and Somersby in the north, the suburbs and localities of Kariong, Woy Woy and Patonga in the east, Brisbane Water and Hornsby Shire in the south and Hawkesbury City in the west.

Location of East Gosford - Point Frederick - Springfield

East Gosford - Point Frederick - Springfield

East Gosford - Point Frederick - Springfield is bounded by the suburb of North Gosford, the 4WD track and the locality of Holgate in the north, The Entrance Road in the east, Erina Creek and Brisbane Water in the south and Broad Water, Masons Parade, Henry Parry Drive and the suburb of Gosford in the west.

Location of Erina - Green Point

Erina - Green Point

Erina - Green Point is bounded by Brisbane Water, the suburb of Springfield, the Erina Creek, The Entrance Road and the locality of Erina Heights in the north, Serpentine Road, the suburb of Terrigal and the locality of Picketts Valley in the east, the suburbs of Kincumber, Yattalunga and Saratoga in the south and Brisbane Water in the west.

Location of Ettalong Beach - Booker Bay

Ettalong Beach - Booker Bay

Ettalong Beach - Booker Bay is bounded generally by Gallipoli Avenue and Maitland Bay Drive in the north, Brisbane Water in the east and south and Barrenjoey Road and Springwood Street in the west.

Location of Forresters Beach - Wamberal - Terrigal - North Avoca

Forresters Beach - Wamberal - Terrigal - North Avoca

Forresters Beach - Wamberal - Terrigal - North Avoca is bounded by Wyong Shire in the north, the Tasman Sea in the east, the suburb of Avoca Beach in the south and the localities and suburbs of Picketts Valley, Erina, Erina Heights and Matcham in the west.

Location of Gosford - West Gosford

Gosford - West Gosford

Gosford - West Gosford is bounded by the suburb of Narara and the Narara Creek in the north, the railway line, Etna Street and the suburbs of North Gosford, Springfield and East Gosford in the east, Henry Parry Drive, Masons Parade, Brisbane Water and the suburb of Point Clare in the south, and the Pacific Highway and the suburb of Somersby in the west.

Location of Holgate - Matcham - Erina Heights

Holgate - Matcham - Erina Heights

Holgate - Matcham - Erina Heights is bounded by Wyong Shire in the north, the suburbs of Wamberal and Terrigal in the east, the suburbs of Erina and Springfield in the south and the localities of Mount Elliot and Lisarow in the west.

Location of Kariong

Kariong

Kariong is bounded by Piles Creek, the Pacific Highway and Old Mount Penang Road in the north, the suburbs of Point Clare and Tascott and the locality of Woy Woy Bay in the east, the locality of Wondabyne in the south and the locality of Mooney Mooney Creek and the Pacific Highway in the west.

Location of Kincumber

Kincumber

Kincumber is bounded by the locality of Picketts Valley in the north, the suburb of Avoca Beach, Ridgway Road, Cape Three Points Road and Copacabana Drive in the east, the suburbs and localities of Copacabana, MacMasters Beach, Bensville and Kincumber South in the south and the suburbs of Saratoga and Yattalunga in the west.

Location of Kincumber South - Bensville - Empire Bay

Kincumber South - Bensville - Empire Bay

Kincumber South - Bensville - Empire Bay is bounded by the suburb of Kincumber in the north, the suburb of MacMasters Beach and The Scenic Road in the east, the locality of Bouddi, Maitland Bay Drive and the localities of Killcare and Daleys Point in the south and St Huberts Island and the suburb of Davistown in the west.

Location of Lisarow - Mount Elliot

Lisarow - Mount Elliot

Lisarow - Mount Elliot is bounded by Wyong Shire in the north, The Ridgeway and the locality of Holgate in the east, the suburb of Springfield in the south and the suburbs of Wyoming and Niagara Park in the west.

Location of Narara - Niagara Park

Narara - Niagara Park

Narara - Niagara Park is bounded by Wyong Shire in the north, the suburbs of Lisarow and Wyoming in the east, Narara Creek and the suburb of West Gosford in the south and the locality of Somersby in the west.

Location of North Gosford - Wyoming

North Gosford - Wyoming

North Gosford - Wyoming is bounded by Berrys Head Road and the suburb of Lisarow in the north, the locality of Mount Elliot in the east, the suburb of Springfield and Etna Street in the south and the railway line in the west.

Location of Point Clare - Tascott - Koolewong

Point Clare - Tascott - Koolewong

Point Clare - Tascott - Koolewong is bounded by the suburb of West Gosford in the north, Brisbane Water in the east, Woy Woy Bay in the south and the locality of Kariong and the Pacific Highway in the west.

Location of Umina Beach

Umina Beach

Umina Beach is bounded generally by Veron Road and Gallipoli Avenue in the north, Springwood Street, West Street and Barrenjoey Road in the east, Broken Bay in the south and the locality of Patonga in the west.

Location of Woy Woy - Blackwall

Woy Woy - Blackwall

Woy Woy - Blackwall is bounded by Woy Woy Road, the locality of Horsfield Bay, Woy Woy Inlet and Woy Woy Channel in the north, Brisbane Water in the east, Maitland Bay Drive, Gallipoli Avenue, Veron Road and the locality of Patonga in the south and the localities of Little Wobby and Wondabyne in the west.

Location of Yattalunga - Saratoga - Davistown

Yattalunga - Saratoga - Davistown

Yattalunga - Saratoga - Davistown is bounded by the suburb of Green Point in the north, the suburb of Kincumber and Kincumber Broadwater in the east and Brisbane Water in the south and west.

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