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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 Monash geography

This profile provides Census data for the City of Monash 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 Monash has 12 small areas:

Location of Ashwood - Burwood

Ashwood - Burwood

Ashwood - Burwood is bounded by Highbury Road in the north, Huntingdale Road in the east, the Glen Waverley railway line in the south, and Warrigal Road in the west.

Location of Chadstone

Chadstone

Chadstone is bounded by the Glen Waverley railway line in the north, Huntingdale Road in the east, Scotchmans Creek in the south, and Warrigal Road in the west.

Location of Clayton

Clayton

Clayton is bounded by Ferntree Gully Road, Gardiner Road, Normanby Road, Blackburn Road, Duerdin Street, Nantilla Road and Dunlop Road in the north, the proposed arterial road, Dandenong Road and Westall Road in the east, Centre Road in the south, and Scotsburn Avenue, Robinson Street, Colin Road, North Road and Clayton Road in the west.

Location of Glen Waverley

Glen Waverley

Glen Waverley is bounded by Highbury Road in the north, Dandenong Creek, Waverley Road and View Mount Road in the east, Ferntree Gully Road in the south, and Blackburn Road in the west.

Location of Hughesdale

Hughesdale

Hughesdale is bounded by Dandenong Road in the north, Warrigal Road in the east, North Road in the south, and Poath Road in the west.

Location of Mount Waverley

Mount Waverley

Mount Waverley is bounded by Highbury Road in the north, Blackburn Road in the east, Ferntree Gully Road in the south, and Huntingdale Road in the west.

Location of Mulgrave

Mulgrave

Mulgrave is bounded by Ferntree Gully Road, Springvale Road, the Monash Freeway and Wellington Road in the north, Dandenong Creek in the east, Police Road and Dandenong Road in the south, and a line running parallel to Garden Street and the proposed arterial road in the west.

Location of Notting Hill

Notting Hill

Notting Hill is bounded by Ferntree Gully Road in the north, the proposed arterial road in the east, Dunlop Road, Nantilla Road, Duerdin Street, Blackburn Road and Normanby Road in the south, and Gardiner Road in the west.

Location of Oakleigh

Oakleigh

Oakleigh is bounded by Scotchmans Creek in the north, Huntingdale Road, Ferntree Gully Road, Dandenong Road and Huntingdale Road in the east, North Road in the south, and Warrigal Road in the west.

Location of Oakleigh East - Huntingdale

Oakleigh East - Huntingdale

Oakleigh East - Huntingdale is bounded by Ferntree Gully Road in the north, Clayton Road in the east, North Road in the south, and Huntingdale Road and Dandenong Road in the west.

Location of Oakleigh South

Oakleigh South

Oakleigh South is bounded by North Road in the north, Colin Road, Robinson Street and Scotsburn Avenue in the east, Centre Road in the south, and Warrigal Road in the west.

Location of Wheelers Hill

Wheelers Hill

Wheelers Hill is bounded by Ferntree Gully Road, View Mount Road and Waverley Road in the north, Dandenong Creek in the east, Wellington Road in the south, and the Monash Freeway and Springvale Road in the west.