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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 Melton geography

This profile provides Census data for the City of Melton 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 Melton has 13 small areas:

Location of Brookfield

Brookfield

Brookfield is bounded by the Western Freeway in the north, Coburns Road in the east, the railway line and the Melton Reservoir in the south and the Djerriwarrh Creek in the west.

Location of Burnside - Burnside Heights

Burnside - Burnside Heights

Burnside - Burnside Heights is bounded by Taylors Road in the north, the City of Brimbank and the Kororoit Creek in the east, the Western Highway in the south and a line running south to north on the west side of Flintoff Avenue, a line running east to west on the south side of McQuillan Way, a line running south to north on the east side of Goulburn Crescent, Rockbank Middle Road, Fydler Avenue, Weekes Drive, Sullivan Terrace and Westwood Drive in the west.

Location of Caroline Springs

Caroline Springs

Caroline Springs is bounded by the locality of Hillside in the north, Gourlay Road, Taylors Road, Westwood Drive, Sullivan Terrace, Weekes Drive, Fydler Avenue, Rockbank Middle Road, Riley Court, Goulburn Circuit, Creekbank Place, McQuillan Way, Roycroft Avenue, Castlemaine Way, Chisholm Drive and Diggers Place in the east, the Western Highway in the south and Clarke Road, Monaghans Road, Taylors Road and the locality of Plumpton in the west.

Location of Diggers Rest

Diggers Rest

Diggers Rest is bounded by Macedon Ranges Shire in the north, the Calder Freeway in the east, Holden Road in the south and the Kororoit Creek West Branch in the west.

Location of Hillside

Hillside

Hillside is bounded by the locality of Plumpton and the railway line in the north, Kanmore Crescent, Calder Park Drive, the Melton Highway and a line running north to south to the east of Ozzimo Drive in the east, a line running east to west to the north of Brunswick Grove in the south and the locality of Plumpton and the transmission line in the west.

Location of Kurunjang

Kurunjang

Kurunjang is bounded by the locality of Toolern Vale in the north, the Toolern Creek in the east, Federation Drive and Centenary Avenue in the south and Coburns Road in the west.

Location of Melton

Melton

Melton is bounded by the locality of Toolern Vale in the north, the Kororoit Creek, the Melton Highway and Mount Cottrell Road in the east, the Western Freeway in the south and Coburns Road, Centenary Avenue, Federation Drive and the Toolern Creek in the west.

Location of Melton South

Melton South

Melton South is bounded by the Western Freeway in the north, Mount Cottrell Road in the east, Greigs Road West and the Melton Reservoir in the south and the railway line and Coburns Road in the west.

Location of Melton West

Melton West

Melton West is bounded by the locality of Toolern Vale, Porteous Road and the southern boundary of MacPherson Park in the north, Coburns Road in the east, the Western Freeway in the south and the Djerriwarrh Creek in the west.

Location of Rural Balance

Rural Balance

Rural Balance comprises the non-urban parts of the City of Melton. Rural Balance is bounded by Macedon Ranges Shire in the north, the locality of Diggers Rest, the railway line, the localities of Hillside and Caroline Springs, the Western Highway and the City of Brimbank in the east, the City of Wyndham in the south, and Moorabool Shire, the Werribee River, the localities of Brookfield, Melton South, Melton, Kurunjang and Melton West, and Moorabool Shire in the west.

Location of Taylors Hill

Taylors Hill

Taylors Hill is bounded by Jade Way, Timele Drive, a line running north of Southbank Walk and Carlton Court, Burnley Grove and Hume Drive in the north, a line running north to south to the east of Jamison Terrace in the east, Taylors Road in the south and Gourlay Road in the west.

Location of Melton Township

Melton Township

Melton Township is bounded by the locality of Toolern Vale in the north, Kororoit Creek, the Melton Highway and Mount Cottrell Road in the east, Greigs Road West, the Werribee River and the Melton Reservoir in the south, and Djerriwarrh Creek in the west.

Location of Melton East

Melton East

Melton East is bounded by the locality of Plumpton and the railway line in the north, Kanmore Crescent, Calder Park Drive, the Melton Highway, a line running north of Southbank Walk and Carlton Court, Burnley Grove, Hume Drive, a line running north to south to the east of Jamison Terrace, the City of Brimbank and Kororoit Creek in the east, the Western Highway in the south, and Clarke Road, Monaghans Road, Taylors Road, the locality of Plumpton and the transmission line in the west.