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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 Moreland geography

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

Location of Brunswick

Brunswick

Brunswick is bounded by Moreland Road in the north, Lanark Street, Donald Street, Holmes Street, Albion Street and Lygon Street in the east, Park Street in the south, and Grantham Street, Dawson Street, Pearson Street, Albion Street and Shamrock Street in the west.

Location of Brunswick East

Brunswick East

Brunswick East is bounded by Moreland Road in the north, the Merri Creek in the east, May Street, Nicholson Street and Park Street in the south, and Lygon Street, Albion Street, Holmes Street, Donald Street and Lanark Street in the west.

Location of Brunswick West

Brunswick West

Brunswick West is bounded by Moreland Road in the north, Shamrock Street, Albion Street, Pearson Street, Dawson Street and Grantham Street in the east, Park Street in the south, and Moonee Ponds Creek in the west.

Location of Coburg

Coburg

Coburg is bounded by Gaffney Street and Murray Road in the north, Elizabeth Street, Bell Street and Merri Creek in the east, Moreland Road in the south, and Melville Road, Lever Street, Devon Avenue, Aberdeen Street, Reynard Street, Royal Parade, Bell Street and Sussex Street in the west.

Location of Coburg North

Coburg North

Coburg North is bounded by Boundary Road, a line that runs east-west to the south of Queens Parade and Merri Creek in the north, Elizabeth Street in the east, Murray Road and Gaffney Street in the south, and generally by Sussex Street in the west.

Location of Fawkner

Fawkner

Fawkner is bounded by the Western Ring Road in the north, Merri Creek in the east, a line that runs east-west to the south of Queens Parade in the south, and Sydney Road, Box Forest Road and the railway line in the west.

Location of Glenroy

Glenroy

Glenroy is bounded by the Western Ring Road in the north, the railway line, Box Forest Road, Hilton Street, West Street and Freeman Drive in the east, Rhodes Parade, Cardinal Road, Hillcrest Road, Plumpton Avenue, Barina Road, the railway line, Kiama Street, Pascoe Vale Road, Victoria Street and New Road in the south, and Moonee Ponds Creek in the west.

Location of Gowanbrae

Gowanbrae

Gowanbrae is bounded by the Western Ring Road in the north, Moonee Ponds Creek in the east, the interstate railway line in the south, and Melrose Drive in the west.

Location of Hadfield

Hadfield

Hadfield is bounded by Hilton Street and Box Forest Road in the north, Sydney Road in the east, Boundary Road, Sussex Street and South Street in the south, and West Street in the west.

Location of Oak Park

Oak Park

Oak Park is bounded by New Road, Victoria Street, Pascoe Vale Road, Kiama Street, the railway line, Barina Road, Plumpton Avenue, Hillcrest Road, Cardinal Road and Rhodes Parade in the north, Watt Avenue in the east, Devon Road, Pascoe Vale Road and Main Street in the south, and Moonee Ponds Creek in the west.

Location of Pascoe Vale

Pascoe Vale

Pascoe Vale is bounded by Rhodes Parade, Freeman Drive, West Street and South Street in the north, generally by Sussex Street in the east, Sussex Street in the east, O'Hea Street and Tate Street in the south, and Moonee Ponds Creek, Main Street, Pascoe Vale Road, Devon Road and Watt Avenue in the west.

Location of Pascoe Vale South

Pascoe Vale South

Pascoe Vale South in bounded by Tate Street and O'Hea Street in the north, Sussex Street, Bell Street, Royal Parade, Reynard Street, Aberdeen Street and Melville Road in the east, Moreland Road in the south, and Moonee Ponds Creek in the west.

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