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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 Mitcham geography

This profile provides Census data for the City of Mitcham 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 Mitcham has 28 small areas:

Location of Bedford Park

Bedford Park

Bedford Park is bounded by Main South Road in the north, Shepherds Hill Road, Bellevue Drive and a line running continuous of Bellevue Drive in the east, the suburb of Bellevue Heights in the south, and the Sturt River in the west.

Location of Belair

Belair

Belair is bounded by the suburbs of Lynton and Torrens Park, the southern edge of Randell Park and the localities of Brown Hill Creek and Crafers West in the north, Sheoak Road and the eastern edge of Belair National Park in the east, Upper Sturt Road in the south, and Laffers Road, Gratton Street, Neate Avenue, Gum Grove, Watiparinga Reserve and the railway line in the west.

Location of Bellevue Heights

Bellevue Heights

Bellevue Heights is bounded by Shepherds Hill Road in the north, the railway line and the suburb of Blackwood in the east, the Sturt River in the south, and the suburb of Bedford Park, a line running continuous of Bellevue Drive and Bellevue Drive in the west.

Location of Blackwood

Blackwood

Blackwood is bounded by Watiparinga Forest, Gum Grove, Neate Avenue and Gratton Street in the north, the railway line and Main Road in the east, Plymouth Avenue, Coromandel Parade, Cumming Street, Trevor Terrace and Craigburn Road in the south, and the suburbs of Craigburn Farm and Bellevue Heights, the railway line and the suburb of Eden Hills in the west.

Location of Clapham

Clapham

Clapham is bounded by Murray Street in the north, Price Avenue and the railway line in the east, the suburb of Panorama in the south, and Strathcona Avenue and a line running continuous of Strathcona Avenue in the west.

Location of Clarence Gardens

Clarence Gardens

Clarence Gardens is bounded by Cross Road in the north, Winston Avenue in the east, Edward Street in the south, and South Road in the west.

Location of Colonel Light Gardens

Colonel Light Gardens

Colonel Light Gardens is bounded by Grange Road in the north, View Street and a line running continuous of View Street in the east, Springbank Road in the south, and Goodwood Road, Corunna Avenue, Winston Avenue, Richmond Avenue, Penang Avenue and Goodwood Road in the west.

Location of Craigburn Farm - Coromandel Valley

Craigburn Farm - Coromandel Valley

Craigburn Farm - Coromandel Valley is bounded by Craigburn Road, Trevor Terrace, Cumming Street, Coromandel Parade, Plymouth Avenue and Turners Avenue in the north, the suburb of Hawthorndene in the east, the Sturt River in the south, and the suburb of Bellevue Heights in the west.

Location of Cumberland Park

Cumberland Park

Cumberland Park is bounded by Cross Road in the north, Goodwood Road in the east, Edward Street in the south, and Winston Avenue in the west.

Location of Daw Park

Daw Park

Daw Park encompasses two areas, which are separated by the suburb of Colonel Light Gardens. The northern section of Daw Park is bounded by Edward Street in the north, Goodwood Road in the east, Penang Avenue and Richmond Avenue in the south, and Winston Avenue in the west. The southern section of Daw Park is bounded by Corunna Avenue and Light Place in the north, Goodwood Road in the east, Daws Road in the south, and Winston Avenue in the west.

Location of Eden Hills

Eden Hills

Eden Hills is bounded by the suburbs of St Marys and Pasadena and the northern edge of Watiparinga Reserve in the north, the suburb of Blackwood in the east, the railway line in the south, and Shepherds Hill Road in the west.

Location of Glenalta

Glenalta

Glenalta is bounded by Laffers Road in the north, Upper Sturt Road in the east, Hawthorndene Drive in the south, and the railway line in the west.

Location of Hawthorn

Hawthorn

Hawthorn is bounded by Cross Road in the north, Belair Road in the east, Grange Road in the south, and Sussex Terrace and the railway line in the west.

Location of Hawthorndene - Upper Sturt

Hawthorndene - Upper Sturt

Hawthorndene - Upper Sturt is bounded by Huntingdon Drive, Hawthorndene Drive and Upper Sturt Road in the north, Pole Road in the east, the Sturt River in the south, and Turners Avenue, Main Road and the railway line in the west.

Location of Kingswood

Kingswood

Kingswood is bounded by Cross Road in the north, Urrbrae Agricultural High School, Unley High School and Smith Dorrien Street in the east, Princes Road in the south, and Belair Road in the west.

Location of Lower Mitcham

Lower Mitcham

Lower Mitcham is bounded by Grange Road in the north, Belair Road and the railway line in the east, Price Avenue and Murray Street in the south, and View Street and a line running continuous of View Street in the west.

Location of Melrose Park

Melrose Park

Melrose Park is bounded by Edward Street in the north, Winston Avenue in the east, Daws Road in the south, and South Road in the west.

Location of Mitcham

Mitcham

Mitcham is bounded by Haig Street, Birdwood Street and Hill Street in the north, Fullarton Road, Carrick Hill Drive, Brown Hill Creek Road and the locality of Brown Hill Creek in the east, the suburb of Belair in the south, and Parkers Road, Anderson Avenue, Old Belair Road, Blythewood Road, Muggs Hill Road, the suburb of Torrens Park, Princes Road and the suburb of Kingswood in the west.

Location of Netherby

Netherby

Netherby is bounded by Cross Road and Fullarton Road in the north, Claremont Avenue and Waite Road in the east, Delamere Avenue, Fullarton Road, Hill Street, Birdwood Street, Haig Street and Truro Avenue in the south, and Smith Dorrien Street, Unley High School and Urrbrae Agricultural High School in the west.

Location of Panorama

Panorama

Panorama is bounded by Springbank Road in the north, Strathcona Avenue and the railway line in the east, the northern edge of Watiparinga Reserve in the south, and a line running continuous of Grandview Drive, Grandview Drive and Goodwood Road in the west.

Location of Pasadena

Pasadena

Pasadena is bounded by Daws Road in the north, Goodwood Road, Grandview Drive and a line running continuous of Grandview Drive in the east, the suburb of Eden Hills in the south, and the suburb of St Marys and Cashel Street in the west.

Location of St Marys

St Marys

St Marys is bounded by Daws Road in the north, Cashel Street and the suburb of Pasadena in the east, Mill Terrace and a line running continuous of Mill Terrace in the south, and Shepherds Hill Road and South Road in the west.

Location of Torrens Park - Lynton

Torrens Park - Lynton

Torrens Park - Lynton is bounded by Princes Road in the north, Muggs Hill Road, Blythewood Road, Old Belair Road, Anderson Avenue and the suburb of Mitcham in the east, the suburb of Belair and Belair Road in the south, and the railway line and Belair Road in the west.

Location of Urrbrae - Springfield and District

Urrbrae - Springfield and District

Urrbrae - Springfield and District is bounded by Cross Road, Mount Barker Road and the South Eastern Freeway in the north, the Adelaide Hills Council area in the east, Sheoak Road and the suburb of Belair in the south, and the suburb of Mitcham, Carrick Hill Drive, Fullarton Road, Delamere Avenue, Waite Road, Claremont Avenue and Fullarton Road in the west.

Location of Westbourne Park

Westbourne Park

Westbourne Park is bounded by Cross Road in the north, the railway line and Sussex Terrace in the east, Grange Road in the south, and Goodwood Road in the west.

Location of Hills Region

Hills Region

Hills Region is bounded by the suburbs of Lynton and Torrens Park, the southern edge of Randell Park, the localities of Brown Hill Creek and Crafers West and Sheoak Road in the north, the eastern edge of Belair National Park and Pole Road in the east, the Sturt River in the south and the suburb of Bedford Park, a line running continuous of Bellevue Drive, Bellevue Drive, the suburbs of St Marys and Pasadena, the northern edge of Watiparinga Reserve and the railway line in the west.

Location of North - East Region

North - East Region

North - East Region is bounded by Cross Road, Mount Barker Road and the South Eastern Freeway in the north, the Adelaide Hills Council area in the east, Sheoak Road, the suburb of Belair, Belair Road, the railway line, Strathcona Avenue and Springbank Road in the south and Strathcona Avenue, Springbank Road, Goodwood Road, Corunna Avenue, Winston Avenue, Richmond Avenue, Penang Avenue and Goodwood Road in the west.

Location of West Region

West Region

West Region is bounded by Cross Road in the north, Goodwood Road, Penang Avenue, Richmond Avenue, Winston Avenue, Corunna Avenue, Goodwood Road, Springbank Road, Strathcona Avenue and the railway line in the east, the northern edge of Watiparinga Reserve, the suburb of Eden Hills, Mill Terrace, Shepherds Hill Road, Bellevue Drive, a line running continuous of Bellevue Drive and the suburb of Bellevue Heights in the south and the Sturt River, Main South Road and South Road in the west.