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City of Moonee Valley

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 Moonee Valley geography

This profile provides Census data for the City of Moonee Valley 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 Moonee Valley has 27 small areas:

Location of Aberfeldie

Aberfeldie

Aberfeldie is bounded by Buckley Street in the north, Waverley Street, Park Street, Park Crescent, Aberfeldie Park and Holmes Road in the east, the Maribyrnong River in the south, and Afton Street and Beatrice Avenue in the west.

Location of Airport West - Essendon Fields

Airport West - Essendon Fields

Airport West - Essendon Fields is bounded by the Tullamarine Freeway on-ramp in the north, the eastern boundary of Essendon Airport in the east, the Tullamarine Freeway and the Calder Freeway in the south, and the standard gauge railway line in the west.

Location of Ascot Vale

Ascot Vale

Ascot Vale is bounded by Maribyrnong Road and Ormond Road in the north, Moonee Ponds Creek in the east, Baroda Street, Mount Alexander Road, Kent Street, Ascot Vale Road, the Flemington Racecourse railway line, Epsom Road, Langs Road, Leonard Crescent and Fisher Parade in the south, and the Maribyrnong River in the west.

Location of Avondale Heights

Avondale Heights

Avondale Heights is bounded by Rimcross Drive and Buckley Street in the north, Steele Creek in the north-east, and the Maribyrnong River in the east, south and west.

Location of Essendon

Essendon

Essendon is bounded by Keilor Road, Bulla Road and Woodland Street in the north, Moonee Ponds Creek in the east, Buckley Street, the Craigieburn railway line, Park Street, Waverley Street and Buckley Street in the south, and Hoffmans Road in the west.

Location of Essendon North

Essendon North

Essendon North is bounded by the Tullamarine Freeway in the north, Bulla Road in the east, Keilor Road in the south, and Treadwell Road in the west.

Location of Essendon West

Essendon West

Essendon West is bounded by Rosehill Road in the north, Hoffmans Road, Beatrice Avenue and Afton Street in the east, the Maribyrnong River in the south, and Steele Creek in the west.

Location of Flemington

Flemington

Flemington is bounded by Kent Street in the north, Mount Alexander Road and the Upfield railway line in the east, Racecourse Road in the south, and Epsom Road and the Flemington Racecourse railway line in the west.

Location of Keilor East

Keilor East

Keilor East is bounded by the Calder Freeway in the north, Steele Creek in the east, Buckley Street and Rimcross Drive in the south, and the standard gauge railway line in the west.

Location of Moonee Ponds

Moonee Ponds

Moonee Ponds is bounded by Park Street, the Craigieburn railway line and Buckley Street in the north, Moonee Ponds Creek in the east, Ormond Road and Maribyrnong Road in the south, and the Maribyrnong River, Holmes Road, Aberfeldie Park and Park Crescent in the west.

Location of Niddrie

Niddrie

Niddrie is bounded by the Calder Freeway in the north, Treadwell Road and Hoffmans Road in the east, Rosehill Road in the south, and Steele Creek in the west.

Location of Strathmore

Strathmore

Strathmore is bounded by Moonee Ponds Creek in the north and east, Woodland Street in the south, and Bulla Road, the Tullamarine Freeway, the eastern boundary of Essendon Airport and Boeing Reserve in the west.

Location of Strathmore Heights

Strathmore Heights

Strathmore Heights is bounded by the standard gauge railway in the north, Moonee Ponds Creek in the east, the eastern boundary of Essendon Airport in the south, and the Tullamarine Freeway on-ramp in the west.

Location of Travancore

Travancore

Travancore is bounded by Baroda Street in the north, Moonee Ponds Creek in the east, and Mount Alexander Road in the south and west.

Location of Aberfeldie (N)

Aberfeldie (N)

Location of Airport West (N)

Airport West (N)

Location of Ascot Vale (N)

Ascot Vale (N)

Location of Avondale Heights (N)

Avondale Heights (N)

Location of East Keilor (N)

East Keilor (N)

Location of Essendon (N)

Essendon (N)

Location of Flemington (N)

Flemington (N)

Location of Keilor Road / Essendon North (N)

Keilor Road / Essendon North (N)

Location of Milleara (N)

Milleara (N)

Location of Monee Ponds (N)

Monee Ponds (N)

Location of Niddrie / Essendon West (N)

Niddrie / Essendon West (N)

Location of Strathmore (N)

Strathmore (N)

Location of Strathmore Heights (N)

Strathmore Heights (N)