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District Council of Mount Barker

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.

District Council of Mount Barker geography

This profile provides Census data for the District Council of Mount Barker 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 District Council of Mount Barker has 10 small areas:

Location of Eastern District

Eastern District

Eastern District is bounded by the Mid Murray Council area in the north, the Rural City of Murray Bridge in the east, the Alexandrina Council area in the south, and the locality of Wistow, Lake View Road, Back Callington Road, Springs Road, the locality of Mount Barker Springs, Williams Road, Springs Road, the locality of Mount Barker, the South Eastern Freeway, the locality of Dawesley, the Princes Highway, Military Road, Range Road, Warmington Run and Boundary Road in the west.

Location of Echunga and District

Echunga and District

Echunga & District is bounded by Sawmill Gully Road, Sheoak Road, Camel Hump Road, Kangaroo Reef Road, Snelling Road, the locality of Hahndorf, Echunga Road and Darby Road in the north, Liebelt Summer Track, the locality of Mount Barker and Flaxely Road in the east, the locality of Flaxley, Hack Range Road, the locality of Meadows, Battunga Road and Razorback Road in the south, and the City of Onkaparinga and the Adelaide Hills Council area in the west.

Location of Hahndorf and District

Hahndorf and District

Hahndorf & District is bounded by Onkaparinga Valley Road, the Adelaide Hills Council area, Balhannah Road and Birchmore Road in the north, Shady Grove Road, Windsor Avenue, Hogan Road, Nixon Road and Haines Fire Track in the east, Darby Road, Echunga Road, the locality of Echunga, Lubasch Road, Snelling Road, Kangaroo Reef Road, Camelhump Road, Sheoak Road and Sawmill Gully Road in the south, and the Adelaide Hills Council area in the west.

Location of Littlehampton and District

Littlehampton and District

Littlehampton & District is bounded by the Adelaide Hills Council area in the north, Downing Road, Blakiston Road, Mace Road, a line through to and along the Old Princes Highway and Bald Hills Road in the east, the South Eastern Freeway in the south, and Nixon Road, Mount Barker Road, the locality of Hahndorf, Hogan Road and Windsor Road in the west.

Location of Macclesfield and District

Macclesfield and District

Macclesfield & District is bounded by Pinchbeck Firetrack, the localities of Mount Barker and Wistow and Wellington Road in the north, the Alexandrina Council area in the east and south, and the localities of Paris Creek and Meadows, Whites Road, Hack Range Road and the locality of Echunga in the west.

Location of Meadows and District

Meadows and District

Meadows & District is bounded by Razorback Road, Battunga Road and a line through to Hack Range Road in the north, Hack Range Road, Whites Road, a line through and along Macclesfield Road, and a line generally through to Waterfall Road in the east, the Alexandrina Council area in the south, and the City of Onkaparinga in the west.

Location of Mount Barker - Wistow and District

Mount Barker - Wistow and District

Mount Barker - Wistow & District is bounded by the South Eastern Freeway in the north, the locality of Mount Barker Summit, Springs Road, Back Callington Road, Lakeview Road, the locality of Petwood, Frames Firetrack and Klenke Road in the east, Wellington Road and the locality of Bugle Ranges in the south, and the localities of Echunga and Paechtown in the west.

Location of Nairne and District

Nairne and District

Nairne & District is bounded by the Adelaide Hills Council area and Military Road in the north, Military Road, the Old Princes Highway and the locality of Kanmantoo in the east, the South Eastern Freeway in the south, and Bald Hills Road, the Old Princes Highway, the locality of Blakiston, William Road, Blakiston Road and the locality of Littlehampton in the west.

Location of Greater Mount Barker

Greater Mount Barker

Greater Mount Barker is bounded by the Adelaide Hills Council area and Military Road in the north, Military Road, the Old Princes Highway, the locality of Kanmantoo, the South Eastern Freeway, the locality of Mount Barker Summit, Springs Road, Back Callington Road, Lakeview Road, the locality of Petwood, Frames Firetrack and Klenke Road in the east, Wellington Road and the locality of Bugle Ranges in the south, and the localities of Echunga, Paechtown and Hahndorf in the west.

Location of Country Townships

Country Townships

Country Townships is located in two sections, separated by the Greater Mount Barker area. The eastern section of Country Townships is bounded by the Adelaide Hills and Mid Murray Council areas in the north, the Rural City of Murray Bridge in the east, the Alexandrina Council area, the locality of Wistow, Lakeview Road, Back Callington Road and Springs Road in the south, and the localities of Mount Barker Springs and Mount Barker, the South Eastern Freeway, the locality of Dawesley, the Princes Highway, Military Road and Range Road in the west. The western section of Country Townships is bounded by the Adelaide Hills Council area in the north, the localities of Totness, Mount Barker and Wistow and Wellington Road in the east, the Alexandrina Council area in the south, and the City of Onkaparinga and the Onkaparinga River in the west.

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