Hume 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.

Hume City geography

This profile provides Census data for Hume 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.

Hume City has 15 small areas:

Location of Airport - Rural

Airport - Rural

Airport - Rural is bounded by the Macedon Ranges and Mitchell Shires in the north, Merri Creek, Donnybrook Road, the Hume Freeway, Mount Ridley Road, a line that runs north-south to the east of Mickleham Road, Olivers Road, Whites Lane, Craigieburn Road, Mickleham Road, Dunhelen Lane, Moonee Ponds Creek, Somerton Road, Oaklands Road and Moonee Ponds Creek in the east, Victoria Street, the Tullamarine Freeway, the Melbourne Airport boundary and the Maribyrnong River in the south, and Jacksons Creek, the Calder Freeway, Watsons Road, Jacksons Creek, Sunbury Road, Melbourne-Lancefield Road, Gellies Road and Emu Creek in the west.

Location of Attwood

Attwood

Attwood is bounded by the Woodlands Historic Park, Mickleham Road and the residential areas in the southern part of the suburb of Greenvale in the north, Broadmeadows Valley Park, a line that runs east-west to the north of Erinbank Crescent and Linga Street in the east, Kenny Street in the south, and Moonee Ponds Creek in the west.

Location of Broadmeadows

Broadmeadows

Broadmeadows is bounded by Barry Road, Railway Crescent, Riggall Street, Dallas Drive, Tempy Court, Terang Street and Geach Street in the north, the Upfield railway line in the east, the Western Ring Road and Pascoe Vale Road in the south, and Johnstone Street and Moonee Ponds Creek in the west.

Location of Campbellfield - Somerton

Campbellfield - Somerton

Campbellfield - Somerton is bounded by Patullos Lane in the north, Merri Creek in the east, the Western Ring Road in the south, and the Upfield railway line in the west.

Location of Coolaroo

Coolaroo

Coolaroo is bounded by Somerton Road in the north, the Upfield railway line in the east, Barry Road in the south, and Pascoe Vale Road in the west.

Location of Craigieburn

Craigieburn

Craigieburn is bounded by Mount Ridley Road, the Hume Freeway and Donnybrook Road in the north, Merri Creek in the east, Patullos Lane, the Craigieburn railway line, a line running east-west to the south of Abercarn Avenue and Yarcombe Crescent and north of Candlebark Drive and south of the Aitken Hill Conference Centre in the south, and Mickleham Road, Craigieburn Road and a line running north-south following Whites Lane in the west.

Location of Dallas

Dallas

Dallas is bounded by Barry Road in the north, the Upfield railway line in the east, Geach Street, Terang Street, Tempy Court, Dallas Drive and Riggall Street in the south, and the Craigieburn railway line in the west.

Location of Gladstone Park

Gladstone Park

Gladstone Park is bounded by Broadmeadows Road and Johnstone Street in the north, Moonee Ponds Creek in the east, the Western Ring Road and the Tullamarine Freeway in the south, and Mickleham Road in the west.

Location of Greenvale

Greenvale

Greenvale is bounded by Dunhelen Lane, the south boundary of the Aitken Hill Conference & Events Centre and a line that runs east-west to the north of Candlebark Drive in the north, Aitken Boulevard in the east, the residential areas in the southern part of the suburb of Greenvale, Mickleham Road, the south boundary of the Woodlands Historic Park and Moonee Ponds Creek in the south, and Oaklands Road, Somerton Road and Moonee Ponds Creek in the west.

Location of Jacana

Jacana

Jacana is bounded by Johnstone Street in the north, Pascoe Vale Road in the east, the Western Ring Road in the south, and Moonee Ponds Creek in the west.

Location of Meadow Heights

Meadow Heights

Meadow Heights is bounded by Somerton Road in the north, Pascoe Vale Road in the east, Barry Road in the south, and Aitken Boulevard in the west.

Location of Roxburgh Park

Roxburgh Park

Roxburgh Park is bounded by a line that runs east-west to the north of Candlebark Drive, Coronet Avenue and Hayfield Road, and a line that runs east-west to the south of Edington Way and Abercarn Avenue in the north, the Craigieburn railway line in the east, Somerton Road in the south, and Aitken Boulevard in the west.

Location of Sunbury

Sunbury

Sunbury is bounded by Jacksons Creek in the north, Emu Creek, Gellies Road and Sunbury Road in the east, Jacksons Creek and Watsons Road in the south, and the Calder Freeway and Macedon Ranges Shire in the west.

Location of Tullamarine

Tullamarine

Tullamarine has two separate parts. The eastern part is bounded by the east boundary of the Melbourne Airport in the north, the Tullamarine Freeway in the east, the Western Ring Road and Sharps Road in the south, and the east boundary of the Melbourne Airport in the west. The western part is bounded by Annandale Road and South Centre Road in the north, Keilor Park Drive in the east, the northern boundary of the Keilor Park Recreation Reserve in the south, and the south boundary of the Melbourne Airport and Lambeck Drive in the west.

Location of Westmeadows

Westmeadows

Westmeadows is bounded by Moonee Ponds Creek, Kenny Street, the Melbourne Water pipe track, a line that runs east-west to the north of Erinbank Crescent, the transmission line and Barry Road in the north, a creek that traverses Broadmeadows Valley Park in the east, Broadmeadows Road and Mickleham Road in the south, and the Tullamarine Freeway and Victoria Street in the west.