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.
City of Maroondah geography
This profile provides Census data for the City of Maroondah 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 Maroondah has 15 small areas:
Bayswater North is bounded by Central Avenue and the proposed Healesville Freeway in the north, Colchester Road in the east, Dandenong Creek in the south, and Bungalook Creek, Tarralla Creek and Dunlop Avenue in the west.
Croydon is bounded by Plymouth Road, Yarra Road and the Maroondah Highway in the north, Brushy Creek, Sherlock Road, Newman Road, Lincoln Road, Hull Road, Marion Avenue, Kiloran Avenue, Timms Court, Montgomery Court, West Court, Glen Eagles Court, St Andrews Close and the eastern and southern boundaries of Dorset Public Golf Course in the east, Sellick Drive, Dorset Road and Eastfield Road in the south, and the railway line, Ruthven Way, Angus Avenue, Vasey Concourse, Mt Dandenong Road, Bronhill Road, Maroondah Highway, Grayling Crescent, Mullum Mullum Creek and the eastern boundary of Yarra Valley Grammar School in the west.
Croydon Hills is bounded by the proposed Northern Arterial Road and Gatters Road in the north, Yarra Road in the east, Plymouth Road in the south, and Bemboka Road, the suburb of Warranwood and Kerry Road in the west.
Croydon North is bounded by Holloway Road in the north, Yarra Ranges Shire in the north-east, the Maroondah Highway in the east, and Yarra Road in the south and west.
Croydon South is bounded by Eastfield Road and Dorset Road in the north, Sellick Drive and the suburb of Kilsyth in the east, the proposed Healesville Freeway, the Golf Driving Range, Blossom Walk, Mountain Heath Walk, Briar Rose Walk, Wildwood Walk, Valley Court, The Place and Central Avenue in the south, and Dunlop Avenue, the southern boundary of Tintern Girls Grammar School and Morinda Street in the west.
Heathmont is bounded by Great Ryrie Street, Kitson Street, Campbell Street and Bedford Road in the north, Canterbury Road McCure Court, Tarralla Creek and Bungalook Creek in the east, Dandenong Creek in the south, and Ringwood Public Golf Course, Muir Court, Wantirna Road, McKay Court, Wantirna Road and Reilly Street in the west.
Kilsyth is bounded by Alamein Avenue and Kiloran Avenue in the north, Ervin Road, Glen Dhu Road and Colchester Road in the east, the proposed Healesville Freeway in the south, and the suburb of Croydon South, Dorset Public Golf Course, St Andrews Close, Gleneagles Court, Mt Dandenong Road and the suburb of Croydon in the west.
Kilsyth South is bounded by Canterbury Road in the north, Liverpool Road in the east, Liverpool Road Retarding Basin and Dandenong Creek in the south, and Colchester Road in the west.
Ringwood is bounded by Loughnan Road, Warrandyte Road, Wonga Road and Plymouth Road in the north, the eastern boundary of Yarra Valley Grammar School, Mullum Mullum Creek, Grayling Crescent, Maroondah Highway, Hill Street, a line running continuous of Hill Street, Kitson Street, Great Ryrie Street and Reilly Street in the east, Wantirna Road, McKay Court, Wantirna Road, Clarke Drive, the suburb of Heathmont and Dandenong Creek in the south, and Heatherdale Road in the west.
Ringwood East is bounded by the Maroondah Highway and Bronhill Road in the north, Mt Dandenong Road, Vasey Concourse, Angus Avenue, the suburb of Croydon, the railway line, Morinda Street, Mimosa Court, the suburb of Croydon South and Tarralla Creek in the east, Canterbury Road and Bedford Road in the south, and Hill Street and the suburb of Ringwood in the west.
Ringwood North is bounded by Warrandyte Road, Old Warrandyte Road, Daniel Court and Bridget Court in the north, Wonga Road and Warrandyte Road in the east, Loughnan Road in the south, and Glenvale Road, Oban Road, Smedley Road, the City of Manningham and Williams Road in the west.
Warranwood is bounded by the City of Manningham and the proposed Northern Arterial Road in the north, the suburb of Croydon Hills and Bemboka Road in the east, Plymouth Road and a line running continuous of Plymouth Road in the south, and the City of Manningham in the west.
Bayswater North Community Renewal Area
Bayswater North Community Renewal Area is bounded by Canterbury Road in the north, Colchester Road in the east, Dandenong Creek in the south, and Bungalook Creek in the west.
Ringwood Activities Area
Ringwood Activities Area is bounded by the Ringwood Bypass in the north, the Maroondah Highway, the railway line and Station Street in the east, the railway line in the south, and Eastlink in the west.
Croydon Town Centre
Croydon Town Centre is bounded by Croydon Road, Kitchener Road and Plumer Street in the north, Dorset Road in the east, the Melbourne Water pipe track, Lusher Road and Mt Dandenong Road in the south, and Wicklow Avenue, Toorak Avenue, Kylie Court and Tallent Street in the west.