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Mornington Peninsula Shire

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.

Mornington Peninsula Shire geography

This profile provides Census data for Mornington Peninsula Shire 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.

Mornington Peninsula Shire has 23 small areas:

Location of Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers

Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers

Balnarring - Balnarring Beach - Merricks - Merricks Beach - Somers is bounded by Hunts Road in the north, Coolart Road, Davies Road, South Beach Road and Sandy Point Road in the east, Western Port in the south, and a line running north-south, east of Point Leo Road, Frankston-Flinders Road, Point Leo Road, a line running north-south following the alignment of Tonkins Road, Stanleys Road, a line running north-south meeting the Bittern-Dromana Road and Balnarring Road in the west.

Location of Baxter - Pearcedale

Baxter - Pearcedale

Baxter - Pearcedale is bounded by Golf Links Road and Baxter-Tooradin Road in the north, Dandenong-Hastings Road in the east, the locality of Somerville, Watson Creek, Frankston-Flinders Road, Coolart Road and the locality of Moorooduc in the south, and the Moorooduc Highway, Sages Road, Baxter-Tooradin Road and the Peninsula Link in the west.

Location of Bittern - Crib Point

Bittern - Crib Point

Bittern - Crib Point is bounded by Hunts Road, Hendersons Road and Warringine Creek in the north, Western Port in the east, the Stony Point railway line, Disney Street, South Beach Road and Davies Road in the south, and Coolart Road in the west.

Location of Dromana - Safety Beach

Dromana - Safety Beach

Dromana - Safety Beach is bounded by Bruce Road and a line running east-west following the alignment of Foxeys Road in the north, a line running north-south following Bulldog Creek Road and a line running east-west following Dunns Creek Road in the east, the locality of Red Hill, Arthurs Seat State Park, the suburb of Arthurs Seat and the northern edge of Arthurs Seat Park in the south, and Port Phillip Bay in the west.

Location of Flinders - Shoreham - Point Leo

Flinders - Shoreham - Point Leo

Flinders - Shoreham - Point Leo is bounded by Shands Road, Shoreham Road, Hillcrest Road, a line running between Hillcrest Road and Point Leo Road, Point Leo Road and Frankston-Flinders Road in the north, a line running north-south, east of Point Leo Road and Western Port in the east, Bass Strait in the south, and Main Creek, Lightwood Creek, a line bounding the south of the Greens Bush section of Mornington Peninsula National Park, Main Creek, Baldrys Road, Mornington-Flinders Road and a line bounding the south of the Main Ridge Flora Reserve, north to Shands Road in the west.

Location of Hastings

Hastings

Hastings is bounded by Graydens Road, Frankston-Flinders Road and Denham Road in the north, Western Port in the east, Warringine Creek, Hunts Road and Hendersons Road in the south, and Coolart Road in the west.

Location of HMAS Cerberus

HMAS Cerberus

HMAS Cerberus is bounded by Disney Street and the Stony Point railway line in the north, Western Port in the east and south, and South Beach Road and Davies Road in the west.

Location of Moorooduc - Tuerong

Moorooduc - Tuerong

Moorooduc - Tuerong is bounded by the locality of Baxter in the north, Coolart Road in the east, Hunts Road, Balnarring Road and Foxeys Road in the south, and the Mornington Peninsula Freeway and the Moorooduc Highway in the west.

Location of Mornington

Mornington

Mornington is bounded by Manmangur Creek, Oakbank Road, the Mornington Tourist Railway Line and Wooralla Drive in the north, the Moorooduc Highway in the east, Bentons Road in the south, and Port Phillip Bay in the west.

Location of Mount Eliza

Mount Eliza

Mount Eliza is bounded by Kackeraboite Creek and Humphries Road in the north, the Moorooduc Highway in the east, Wooralla Drive, the Mornington Tourist Railway Line, Oakbank Road and Manmangur Creek in the south, and Port Phillip Bay in the west.

Location of Mount Martha

Mount Martha

Mount Martha is bounded by Bentons Road in the north, the Moorooduc Highway and the Mornington Peninsula Freeway in the east, Bruce Road in the south, and Port Phillip Bay in the west.

Location of Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie

Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie

Portsea - Sorrento - Blairgowrie is bounded by Port Phillip Bay in the north, Canterbury Jetty Road in the east, and Bass Strait in the south and west.

Location of Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat

Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat

Red Hill - Red Hill South - Merricks North - Main Ridge - Arthurs Seat is bounded by the northern edge of Arthurs Seat State Park, the suburb of Dromana, Dunns Creek Road, a line running continuous of Dunns Creek Road, a line running north-south following Bulldog Creek Road and Foxeys Road in the north, Balnarring Road, Bittern-Dromana Road, the locality of Balnarring, Stanleys Road, Tonkins Road and a line running continuous of Tonkins Road in the east, Point Leo Road, a line running between Hillcrest Road and Point Leo Road, Hillcrest Road, Shoreham Road, Shands Road, a line bounding the southern edge of the Main Ridge Flora Reserve, Mornington-Flinders Road, Baldrys Road and Main Creek in the south, and Wallermerriyong Road, Hyslops Road and the suburbs of Rosebud and McCrae in the west.

Location of Rosebud - Rosebud West - McCrae - Boneo - Fingal - Cape Schanck

Rosebud - Rosebud West - McCrae - Boneo - Fingal - Cape Schanck

Rosebud - Rosebud West - McCrae - Boneo - Fingal - Cape Schanck is bounded by Port Phillip Bay in the north, the suburbs of Dromana and Arthurs Seat, Waterfall Gully Road, the locality of Main Ridge, Hyslops Road, Wallermerriyong Road, Main Creek, the southern edge of Greens Bush and Main Creek in the east, Bass Strait in the south, and an alignment to the east of the St Andrews Beach settlement, Sandy Road, a north-south alignment following Weeroona Street, the future Mornington Peninsula Freeway alignment and Truemans Road in the west.

Location of Rye - Tootgarook - St Andrews Beach

Rye - Tootgarook - St Andrews Beach

Rye - Tootgarook - St Andrews Beach is bounded by Port Phillip Bay in the north, Truemans Road, the future Mornington Peninsula Freeway alignment, a line running north-south following the alignment of Weeroona Street, Sandy Road and an alignment to the east of the St Andrews Beach settlement in the east, Bass Strait in the south, and Canterbury Jetty Road in the west.

Location of Somerville

Somerville

Somerville is bounded by Frankston-Flinders Road, Watson Creek, the locality of Pearcedale and South Boundary Road East in the north, Western Port in the east, the locality of Tyabb, Pikes Road and O'Neills Road in the south, and Coolart Road in the west.

Location of Tyabb

Tyabb

Tyabb is bounded by the locality of Somerville, O'Neills Road and Pikes Road in the north, Western Port in the east, Denham Road, Frankston-Flinders Road and Graydens Road in the south, and Coolart Road in the west.

Location of Green Wedge

Green Wedge

The Green Wedge incorporates the areas in Mornington Peninsula Shire which are outside the urban growth boundary. These areas are generally away from the coast and the fringe of metropolitan Melbourne.

Location of Beleura Hill

Beleura Hill

Beleura Hill is bounded by the Esplanade and Port Phillip Bay in the north, Mornington Golf Club, Caraar Creek and Tallis Drive in the east, Shandon Street in the south, and Tanti Creek in the west.

Location of Rosebud

Rosebud

Rosebud is bounded by Port Phillip Bay, Lonsdale Street, Agonis Court, the suburb of McCrae, the Mornington Peninsula Freeway and a line running between Austin Avenue and Sunningdale Road in the north, generally by the suburbs of Arthurs Seat and Main Ridge in the east, Drum Drum Alloc Creek, Old Cape Schanck Road and the suburb of Boneo in the south, and Boneo Road, Rosebud Secondary College, Whitehead Grove and the suburb of Rosebud West in the west.

Location of Rosebud West

Rosebud West

Rosebud West is bounded by Port Phillip Bay in the north, the suburb of Rosebud, Whitehead Grove, Rosebud Secondary College and Boneo Road in the east, the suburb of Boneo and Hiscock Road in the south, and Truemans Road in the west.

Location of Tootgarook

Tootgarook

Tootgarook is bounded by Port Phillip Bay in the north, Truemans Road in the east, the suburb of Fingal and the future Mornington Peninsula Freeway alignment in the south, and Highbury Road and Marshall Street in the west.

Location of Tyabb Structure Plan

Tyabb Structure Plan