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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 Newcastle geography

This profile provides Census data for the City of Newcastle 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 Newcastle has 39 small areas:

Location of Adamstown

Adamstown

Adamstown is bounded by the railway line and Melville Road in the north, Chatham Street, Fellowes Street, Lockyer Street and Henry Street in the east, City Road (Pacific Highway) and Brunker Road in the south, and South Street, Garden Grove Parade, Costata Circuit, Bailey Street and Northcott Drive in the west.

Location of Adamstown Heights

Adamstown Heights

Adamstown Heights is bounded by Lexington Parade, Cynthia Street, Northcott Drive, Bailey Street, Costata Circuit, Garden Grove Parade and South Street in the north, Brunker Road, City Road (Pacific Highway) and Fernleigh Loop in the east, Lake Macquarie City in the south, and Princeton Avenue in the west.

Location of Bar Beach

Bar Beach

Bar Beach is bounded by Darby Street and Brooks Street in the north, Greenslope Street and the suburb of The Hill in the east, the Tasman Sea in the south, and the suburb of Merewether and Kilgour Avenue in the west.

Location of Beresfield - Tarro

Beresfield - Tarro

Beresfield - Tarro is bounded by the New England Highway, the railway line and Maitland City in the north, the Hunter River in the east, Purgatory Creek, the localities of Hexham and Black Hill, the New England Highway and John Renshaw Drive in the south, and Cessnock City and Maitland City in the west.

Location of Birmingham Gardens - Callaghan

Birmingham Gardens - Callaghan

Birmingham Gardens - Callaghan is bounded by Sandgate Road, the locality of Shortland and the northern boundary of The University of Newcastle in the north, the railway line and the eastern boundary of The University of Newcastle in the east, University Drive, Cameron Street East and the suburb of Jesmond in the south, and Tillie Street and Sandgate Road in the west.

Location of Broadmeadow - Hamilton North

Broadmeadow - Hamilton North

Broadmeadow - Hamilton North is bounded by the suburb of Georgetown and the railway line in the north, the suburb of Hamilton, the railway line, Graham Road, Belford Street, Blackall Street, Dumaresq Street and Beaumont Street in the east, Hibberd Street, Lowe Street, Darling Street, Melville Road, the suburb of Adamstown and the railway line in the south, and the suburb of New Lambton, Turton Road, Styx Creek, the suburb of New Lambton and Griffiths Road in the west.

Location of Carrington

Carrington

Carrington is bounded by the suburb of Tighes Hill in the north, the Hunter River in the east and south, and Throsby Creek and Industrial Drive in the west.

Location of Cooks Hill

Cooks Hill

Cooks Hill is bounded by the suburb of Newcastle and Gibson Street in the north, Darby Street, Swan Street, Kitchener Parade, Brooks Street and Darby Street in the east, Parkway Avenue in the south, and Union Street, Arnott Street, Bull Street and Union Street in the west.

Location of Elermore Vale

Elermore Vale

Elermore Vale is bounded by the Newcastle Link, the locality of Wallsend, Croudace Road, Webb Street and the locality of Wallsend in the north, the locality of New Lambton Heights, Cambridge Drive, Kirton Avenue and Grandview Road in the east, and Lake Macquarie City in the south and west.

Location of Fletcher - Minmi

Fletcher - Minmi

Fletcher - Minmi is bounded by the localities of Lenaghan and Hexham in the north, the locality of Maryland and Minmi Road in the east, the northern boundary of Summerhill Waste Management Centre, Minmi Road, Blue Gum Hills Regional Park and Lake Macquarie City in the south, and Cessnock City in the west.

Location of Georgetown

Georgetown

Georgetown is bounded by Young Street and Lake Road in the north, the railway line in the east, the suburbs of Hamilton North and Broadmeadow in the south, and Turton Road in the west.

Location of Hamilton

Hamilton

Hamilton is bounded by the railway line in the north, Selma Street and Gordon Avenue in the east, Dumaresq Street in the south, and Blackall Street, Belford Street, the suburb of Broadmeadow, the railway line and the suburb of Hamilton North in the west.

Location of Hamilton South - Hamilton East

Hamilton South - Hamilton East

Hamilton South - Hamilton East is bounded by Parry Street, TAFE NSW Hunter Institute and Parry Street in the north, National Park Street, Parkway Avenue, Smith Street, Dumaresq Street, Parkway Avenue, Union Street, Kemp Street and Jenner Parade in the east, Stewart Avenue (Pacific Highway), Gordon Avenue and Glebe Road in the south, and Chatham Street, Darling Street, Lowe Street, Hibberd Street, Beaumont Street, Dumaresq Street and Gordon Avenue in the west.

Location of Islington

Islington

Islington is bounded by Chinchen Street, Throsby Creek and the suburb of Maryville in the north, The Avenue, Milford Street, the suburb of Wickham, Albert Street and Maitland Road in the east, and the railway line in the south and west.

Location of Jesmond

Jesmond

Jesmond is bounded generally by Cameron Street East and University Drive in the north, the suburb of North Lambton, Janet Street, Henry Street, Steel Street and Robinson Avenue in the east, the southern boundary of Jesmond Park in the south, and Mordue Parade and the locality of Wallsend in the west.

Location of Kotara

Kotara

Kotara is bounded by the suburb of New Lambton Heights, Carnley Avenue, Aldyth Street, Meredith Street, Orchardtown Road, Allan Street and the railway line in the north, Northcott Drive, Cynthia Street, Hudson Park, Lexington Parade, Princeton Avenue and Lake Macquarie City in the south, and Marshall Street and Lake Macquarie City in the west.

Location of Lambton

Lambton

Lambton is bounded by the southern boundary of Jesmond Park, Robinson Avenue and Newcastle Road in the north, Griffiths Road and Womboin Road in the east, Astbury Street, Noela Avenue, Durham Road, Mitchell Avenue, Croudace Street and the suburb of New Lambton Heights in the south, and the locality of Wallsend in the west.

Location of Maryland

Maryland

Maryland is bounded by the locality of Hexham in the north, Ironbark Creek in the east, Minmi Road in the south, and the locality of Fletcher in the west.

Location of Maryville - Wickham

Maryville - Wickham

Maryville - Wickham is bounded by Throsby Creek in the north and east, Hannell Street and the railway line in the south, and Maitland Road (Pacific Highway), Albert Street, the suburb of Islington, Milford Street, The Avenue and the suburb of Islington in the west.

Location of Mayfield

Mayfield

Mayfield is bounded by Industrial Drive in the north, Ingall Street and Maitland Road (Pacific Highway) in the east, the railway line in the south, and Cadell Avenue, Leonard Street, Frith Street, Maitland Road (Pacific Highway) and Tourle Street in the west.

Location of Mayfield East

Mayfield East

Mayfield East is bounded by Industrial Drive in the north and north-east, George Street and Selwyn Street in the south-east, the railway line in the south, and Maitland Road (Pacific Highway) and Ingall Street in the west.

Location of Mayfield West

Mayfield West

Mayfield West is bounded by the Hunter River in the north, Tourle Street, the Pacific Highway, Frith Street, Leonard Street and Cadell Avenue in the east, the railway line, Vickers Street and Carandotta Street in the south, and the Pacific Highway and the railway line in the west.

Location of Merewether

Merewether

Merewether is bounded by Glebe Road, Gordon Avenue, Stewart Avenue, Jenner Parade, Ravenshaw Street, Railway Street, Union Street and Patrick Street in the north, the suburb of Bar Beach, Kilgour Avenue and the Tasman Sea in the east, Lake Macquarie City and Glenrock Lagoon in the south, and Fernleigh Loop, City Road (Pacific Highway), the suburb of Merewether Heights, Scenic Drive, Takari Place, Morgan Street, Flowerdale Avenue, Henry Street, James Street, Lockyer Street and Fellowes Street in the west.

Location of Merewether Heights

Merewether Heights

Merewether Heights is bounded by Flowerdale Avenue, Morgan Street, Takari Place and the suburb of Merewether in the north, the Glenrock State Conservation Area and Scenic Drive in the south, and the suburb of Merewether in the west.

Location of New Lambton

New Lambton

New Lambton is bounded by Croudace Street, Mitchell Avenue, Durham Road, Noela Avenue, Astbury Street, the suburb of Lambton, Womboin Road, Lambton High School, Young Road and Womboin Road in the north, Griffiths Road, the suburb of Broadmeadow, Styx Creek and Turton Road in the east, the railway line, Orchardtown Road, Meredith Street, Aldyth Street and Carnley Avenue in the south, and the suburb of New Lambton Heights, Charlestown Road, Lookout Road, Floralia Close and Ridgeway Road in the west.

Location of New Lambton Heights

New Lambton Heights

New Lambton Heights is bounded by the suburb of Lambton in the north, Croudace Road, Lookout Road, the suburb of New Lambton, Ridgeway Road and Floralia Close in the east, Lookout Road, the suburb of New Lambton, Carnley Road and the suburb of Kotara in the south, and Marshall Street, Lake Macquarie City and the suburbs of Rankin Park and Elermore Vale in the west.

Location of Newcastle - Newcastle East - Newcastle West

Newcastle - Newcastle East - Newcastle West

Newcastle - Newcastle East - Newcastle West is bounded by Throsby Creek and the Hunter River in the north, the Tasman Sea in the east, The Terrace, Reserve Road, Newcomen Street, Church Street, McCormack Avenue, Laman Street, Gibson Street, Union Street, Parkway Avenue, Dumaresq Street, Smith Street, Parkway Avenue and National Park Street in the south, and Parry Street, Selma Street and the railway line in the west.

Location of North Lambton

North Lambton

North Lambton is bounded by University Drive in the north, Stannett Street, Avoca Close, Alnwick Road and Acacia Avenue in the east, Griffiths Road and Newcastle Road in the south, and Kiah Avenue, Henry Street, Janet Street and the suburb of Jesmond in the west.

Location of Northern Environmental Region

Northern Environmental Region

Northern Environmental Region is bounded by John Renshaw Drive, the New England Highway, the locality of Tarro, Purgatory Creek, the Hunter River and Fullerton Cove in the north, the Hunter River in the east, the suburb of Carrington, Industrial Drive, Tourle Street, the Hunter River, Ironbark Creek and the suburbs of Maryland, Fletcher and Minmi in the south, and Cessnock City in the west.

Location of Rankin Park

Rankin Park

Rankin Park is bounded by Kirton Avenue, Cambridge Drive and the locality of Elermore Vale in the north, the locality of New Lambton Heights in the east, McCaffrey Road and Lake Macquarie City in the south, and Grandview Road in the west.

Location of Shortland - Sandgate

Shortland - Sandgate

Shortland - Sandgate is bounded by Ironbark Creek in the north, the Hunter River in the east, the railway line, The University of Newcastle, Sandgate Road and the suburb of Wallsend in the south, and Ironbark Creek in the west.

Location of Stockton

Stockton

Stockton is bounded by the Port Stephens Council area in the north, the Tasman Sea in the east, and the Hunter River in the south and west.

Location of The Hill

The Hill

The Hill is bounded by the suburb of Newcastle and Church Street in the north, Newcomen Street, Reserve Road, The Terrace and the suburb of Newcastle in the east, the Tasman Sea in the south, and the suburb of Bar Beach, Greenslope Street, Brooks Street, Nesca Parade, Kitchener Parade, Swan Street, Darby Street and Tyrrell Street in the west.

Location of The Junction

The Junction

The Junction is bounded by Jenner Parade, Kemp Street and Parkway Avenue in the north, Darby Street in the east, Bar Beach Avenue, Watkins Street, Patrick Street, Union Street and Railway Street in the south, and Ravenshaw Street in the west.

Location of Tighes Hill

Tighes Hill

Tighes Hill is bounded by Selwyn Street in the north, the Hunter River and the suburb of Carrington in the east, Industrial Drive, Throsby Creek and Styx Creek in the south, and Chinchen Street and the railway line in the west.

Location of Wallsend

Wallsend

Wallsend is bounded by Minmi Road, the northern boundary of Summerhill Waste Management Centre, Minmi Road and the locality of Shortland in the north, Sandgate Road, Tillie Road, Cameron Street, Curry Street, the suburb of Jesmond, Mordue Parade and the suburb of Lambton in the east, the suburb of Elermore Vale, Croudace Road and the Newcastle Link in the south, and Lake Macquarie City and the locality of Minmi in the west.

Location of Warabrook

Warabrook

Warabrook is bounded by Maitland Road (Pacific Highway) in the north, Carandotta Street and Vickers Street in the east, and the railway line in the south and west.

Location of Waratah

Waratah

Waratah is bounded by the railway line in the north, Lake Road, Young Street, Turton Road and the suburbs of Georgetown and Broadmeadow in the east, Griffiths Road in the south, and Clarence Road, the suburb of Waratah West, Villa Road and Maud Street in the west.

Location of Waratah West

Waratah West

Waratah West is bounded by the railway line in the north, Maud Street, Lorna Street, Villa Road, the suburb of Waratah, Edith Street and Clarence Road in the east, Acacia Avenue and Alnwick Road in the south, and Avoca Close, the suburb of North Lambton, University Drive, the Chichester Pipe Line and the suburb of Callaghan in the west.

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