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Hobsons Bay City

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.

Hobsons Bay City geography

This profile provides Census data for Hobsons Bay 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.

Hobsons Bay City has 12 small areas:

Location of Altona - Seaholme

Altona - Seaholme

Altona - Seaholme is bounded by Morrow Street, Maidstone Street, a line that runs east-west to the north of Belmar Avenue, the residential areas around Brook Drive, a line that runs east-west to the north of Charles Road and Lugg Street, a line that runs north-south to the east of McIntyre Drive, a line that runs east-west to the north of Civic Parade, Cherry Lake Reserve, Millers Road and Kororoit Creek in the north, Port Phillip Bay in the east and south, and Queen Street, the northern boundary of Kooringal Golf Club, Truginina Swamp and Galvin Street in the west.

Location of Altona Meadows

Altona Meadows

Altona Meadows is bounded by the Princes Freeway, Laverton Creek and the railway line in the north, a line that runs along the residential areas, Queen Street and Laverton Creek in the east, Port Phillip Bay in the south, and Skeleton Creek and Crellin Avenue South in the west.

Location of Altona North

Altona North

Altona North is bounded by the West Gate Freeway in the north, a line that runs north-south to the west of New Street, a line that runs north-south to the west of Charlotte Street, Mason Street, Blenheim Road and a line that traverses around the western boundary of Bayside Secondary College in the east, the railway line, Kororoit Creek Road and a line that runs north-south to the east of Ganton Court in the south, and Kororoit Creek in the west.

Location of Brooklyn

Brooklyn

Brooklyn is bounded by the Princes Highway in the north, a line that runs north-south along Cemetery Road in the east, the West Gate Freeway in the south, and Kororoit Creek in the west.

Location of Laverton

Laverton

Laverton is bounded by the Old Geelong Road and Kororoit Creek Road in the north, the Princes Freeway in the east and south, and the City of Wyndham in the west.

Location of Newport East

Newport East

Newport East is bounded by a line that runs east-west to the north of Drake Street and Hobson Street in the north, Hobsons Bay in the east, Yarra Street in the south, and the railway line in the west.

Location of Newport West

Newport West

Newport West is bounded by Blackshaws Road in the north, the railway line in the east and south, and Blenheim Road, a line that traverses around the western boundary of Bayside Secondary College, Blenheim Road, Mason Street and a line that runs north-south to the west of Charlotte Street in the west.

Location of Seabrook

Seabrook

Seabrook is bounded by Skeleton Creek in the north and east, and the City of Wyndham in the south and west.

Location of Spotswood - South Kingsville

Spotswood - South Kingsville

Spotswood - South Kingsville is bounded by the West Gate Freeway, Stony Creek and the City of Maribyrnong in the north, the Yarra River in the east, a line that runs east-west to the north of Drake Street, the railway line and Blackshaws Road in the south, and a line that runs north-south to the west of New Street in the west.

Location of Williamstown

Williamstown

Williamstown in bounded by Yarra Street in the north, Port Phillip Bay in the east and south, and Bayview Street, Kororoit Creek Road and the railway line in the west.

Location of Williamstown North - The Rifle Range

Williamstown North - The Rifle Range

Williamstown North - The Rifle Range is bounded by the railway line in the north, the railway line, Kororoit Creek Road and Bayview Street in the east, Port Phillip Bay and Kororoit Creek in the south, and the railway line in the west.

Location of Newport

Newport

Newport is bounded by Blackshaws Road, the railway line and a line that runs east-west to the north of Drake Street and Hobson Street in the north, Hobsons Bay in the east, Yarra Street and the railway line in the south, and Blenheim Road, a line that traverses around the western boundary of Bayside Secondary College, Blenheim Road, Mason Street and a line that runs north-south to the west of Charlotte Street in the west.