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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.

City of Knox geography

This profile provides Census data for the City of Knox 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 City of Knox has 15 small areas:

Location of Bayswater

Bayswater

Bayswater is bounded by Dandenong Creek in the north, Dorset Road in the east, Holloway Drive, the railway line, Devenish Road, Scoresby Road and Boronia Road in the south, and Stud Road, Mountain Highway and a line to the east of the J W Manson Reserve in the west.

Location of Boronia

Boronia

Boronia is bounded by Boronia Road, Scoresby Road, Devenish Road, the railway line, Holloway Drive, Dorset Road and Dandenong Creek in the north, Liverpool Road, Miller Road, the suburb of The Basin, Nyora Avenue, Lachlan Road and Phillipa Road in the east, Harnett Street, Forest Road, Koolunga Native Reserve, Underwood Road, Renown Street and Blind Creek in the south, and Wadhurst Drive and Lewis Road in the west.

Location of Ferntree Gully

Ferntree Gully

Ferntree Gully is bounded by Blind Creek, Renown Street, Underwood Road, Koolunga Native Reserve, Forest Road, Harnett Street and Arbor Avenue in the north, the western boundary of the Dandenong Ranges National Park, Walbundry Avenue, Ladys Walk, Quarry Road, Burwood Highway, Acacia Road and Ferny Creek in the east, Napoleon Road, Blackwood Park Road and Monbulk Creek in the south, and Corhanwarrabul Creek, Knox Park, Ferntree Gully Road, Scoresby Road and Fairhills High School in the west.

Location of Knoxfield

Knoxfield

Knoxfield is bounded by Blind Creek in the north, Fairhills High School, Scoresby Road, Ferntree Gully Road, Knox Park and Corhanwarrabul Creek in the east, Monbulk Creek and Corhanwarrabul Creek in the south, and Stud Road, Ferntree Gully Road, Grayson Drive, O'Connor Road, Rodney Drive, Elliot Street, Belindavale Drive, Wallace Road, Knoxfield Lake, Appleby Close, Lewis Road and Woodbine Court in the west.

Location of Lysterfield

Lysterfield

Lysterfield is bounded by Napoleon Road in the north, Lysterfield Road, Wellington Road, Powells Road, Powells Road Fire Track and Casuarina Fire Track in the east, Churchill Park Drive, West Boundary Track and the City of Casey in the south, and Hanson Lysterfield Quarry, Wellington Road and Napoleon Road in the west.

Location of Rowville (Central)

Rowville (Central)

Rowville (Central) is bounded by Stud Road and Kelletts Road in the north, Napoleon Road in the east, Wellington Road in the south, and Dandenong Creek and Corhanwarrabul Creek in the west.

Location of Rowville (North)

Rowville (North)

Rowville (North) is bounded by Corhanwarrabul Creek and Monbulk Creek in the north, Blackwood Park Road and Napoleon Road in the east, Kelletts Road in the east, and Stud Road in the west.

Location of Rowville (South)

Rowville (South)

Rowville (South) is bounded by Wellington Road in the north, the eastern boundary of the Hanson Lysterfield Quarry in the east, the City of Casey, Police Road and the western boundary of Dandenong Police Paddocks in the south, and Dandenong Creek in the west.

Location of Scoresby

Scoresby

Scoresby is bounded by a line running continuous of George Street, George Street, Stud Road, Joelson Avenue and the suburb of Wantirna South in the north, Wattleview Rise, Grayson Drive, Ferntree Gully Road and Stud Road in the east, Corhanwarrabul Creek in the south, and Dandenong Creek in the west.

Location of The Basin

The Basin

The Basin is bounded by Miller Road, Liverpool Road and Pavitt Lane in the north, Dandenong Ranges National Park, Basin-Olinda Road, Old Coach Road and Ferndale Road in the east, Dandenong Ranges National Park in the south, and a line to the west of Arcadia Road in the west.

Location of Upper Ferntree Gully

Upper Ferntree Gully

Upper Ferntree Gully is bounded by Dandenong Ranges National Park in the north, Burwood Highway, Royal Street, Old Belgrave Road, Wynette Avenue, Forest View Lane and Victoria Ridge in the east, Grandview Crescent, Gilmour Lane, Ferndale Road, New Road and Glenfern Road in the south, and Chalmers Grove, Arcadia Road, Burwood Highway and Quarry Road in the west.

Location of Wantirna

Wantirna

Wantirna is bounded by Dandenong Creek in the north and west, a line east of the J W Manson Reserve, Mountain Highway, Shetland Drive and Stud Road in the east, and Burwood Highway in the south.

Location of Wantirna South

Wantirna South

Wantirna South is bounded by Burwood Highway, Stud Road and Boronia Road in the north, Lewis Road, Wadhurst Drive, Lewis Road, Woodbine Court, Lewis Road, Appleberry Close, Knoxfield Lake, Wallace Road, Belindavale Drive and the suburb of Scoresby in the east, Joelson Avenue, Stud Road, George Street and a line running continuous of George Street in the south, and Dandenong Creek in the west.

Location of Rowville

Rowville

Rowville is bounded by Corhanwarrabul Creek and Monbulk Creek in the north, Blackwood Park Road, Napoleon Road, Wellington Road and the eastern boundary of Hanson Lysterfield Quarry in the east, the City of Casey, Police Road and the western boundary of Dandenong Police Paddocks in the south, and Dandenong Creek in the west.

Location of Dandenong Foothills Policy Area

Dandenong Foothills Policy Area

The Dandenong Foothills Policy Area encompasses areas in the east and south-east of the City of Knox. The Dandenong Foothills Policy Area appears as treed slopes rising above the suburbs, forming part of the slopes of the Dandenong Ranges.