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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 Onkaparinga geography

This profile provides Census data for the City of Onkaparinga 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 Onkaparinga has 40 small areas:

Location of Aberfoyle Park

Aberfoyle Park

Aberfoyle Park is bounded by Manning Road and Black Road in the north, the locality of Chandlers Hill, the western edge of Clarendon Lutheran Camp and Mount Malvern Road in the east, Chandlers Hill Road and Widebanks Road in the south and generally by the Happy Valley Highway in the west.

Location of Aldinga - Port Willunga

Aldinga - Port Willunga

Aldinga - Port Willunga is bounded by Tuitt Road, Old Coach Road and Thomas Road in the north, Main South Road, Adey Road and Culley Road in the east, Hahn Road, Main South Road and How Road in the south and Quinliven Road and Gulf St Vincent in the west.

Location of Aldinga Beach

Aldinga Beach

Aldinga Beach is bounded by Quinliven Road in the north, How Road and Main South Road in the east, Button Road in the south and Gulf St Vincent in the west.

Location of Christie Downs

Christie Downs

Christie Downs is bounded by Christie Creek in the north, the Southern Expressway in the east, Beach Road in the south and Dyson Road in the west.

Location of Christies Beach

Christies Beach

Christies Beach is bounded by Christie Creek in the north, Dyson Road in the east, Mills Avenue, Bice Avenue, Fenton Avenue and Dale Avenue in the south and Gulf St Vincent in the west.

Location of Clarendon - Kangarilla - Blewitt Springs - Kuitpo - Dorset Vale

Clarendon - Kangarilla - Blewitt Springs - Kuitpo - Dorset Vale

Clarendon - Kangarilla - Blewitt Springs - Kuitpo - Dorset Vale is bounded by Easton Road, Grants Gully Road, Clarendon Road, Potter Road, Lafferty Road, Frith Road and Scott Creek Conservation Park in the north, the Adelaide Hills Council area and the District Council of Mount Barker area in the east, Kuitpo Road, Wickham Hill Road, Toops Hill Road, McLaren Flat Road, Clayton Road, Douglas Gully Road, Beltunga Road and Kays Road in the south, and Amery Road, the Onkaparinga River and Piggott Range Road in the west.

Location of Coromandel East - Cherry Gardens - Chandlers Hill - Ironbank

Coromandel East - Cherry Gardens - Chandlers Hill - Ironbank

Coromandel East - Cherry Gardens - Chandlers Hill - Ironbank is bounded by the Sturt River in the north, the Adelaide Hills Council area in the east, the locality of Dorset Vale, Frith Road, Lafferty Road, the locality of Clarendon, Grants Gully Road, Easton Road, Piggott Range Road and Education Road in the south and Armata Road, the suburb of Happy Valley, Mount Malvern Road, the western edge of Clarendon Lutheran Camp, the suburb of Aberfoyle Park, Main Road, the locality of Coromandel Valley and Driscoll Road in the west.

Location of Coromandel Valley

Coromandel Valley

Coromandel Valley is bounded by the Sturt River in the north and west, the locality of Coromandel East in the east and Main Road, Spencer Court and Murrays Hill Road in the south.

Location of Flagstaff Hill

Flagstaff Hill

Flagstaff Hill is bounded by the Sturt River in the north, Murrays Hill Road and Spencer Court in the east, Black Road and Manning Road in the south and the locality of Happy Valley, Reservoir Drive, Black Road and the waterway in the west.

Location of Hackham

Hackham

Hackham is bounded by Doctors Road in the north, States Road and the locality of Onkaparinga Hills in the east, Piggott Range Road and Church Hill Road in the south and Main South Road in the west.

Location of Hackham West

Hackham West

Hackham West is bounded by Beach Road in the north, Main South Road in the east, Honeypot Road in the south, and the Southern Expressway in the west.

Location of Happy Valley

Happy Valley

Happy Valley is bounded by Black Road and Reservoir Drive in the north, generally by the suburb of Flagstaff Hill, Happy Valley Drive and Windebanks Road in the east, the locality of Chandlers Hill, Education Road, the northern edge of The Vines Golf Club of Reynella and Reynell Road in the south, and Byards Road, Kenihans Road, Braes Close, Main South Road, Candy Road, Chandlers Hill Road and Main South Road in the west.

Location of Huntfield Heights

Huntfield Heights

Huntfield Heights is bounded by Honeypot Road in the north, Main South Road in the east and south, and the Southern Expressway in the west.

Location of Maslin Beach

Maslin Beach

Maslin Beach is bounded by the suburb of Moana, Commercial Road and the suburb of Seaford Rise in the north, Main South Road in the east, Thomas Road, Old Coach Road and Tuitt Road in the south, and Gulf St Vincent in the west.

Location of McLaren Flat

McLaren Flat

McLaren Flat is bounded by Kays Road, Beltunga Road, Blewitt Springs Road, Douglas Gully Road, Clayton Road and McLaren Flat Road in the north, Toops Hill Road, Wickham Hill Road and Range Road in the east, the locality of The Range, Truscott Road, Oakley Road and Sand Road in the south, and Foggo Road in the west.

Location of McLaren Vale

McLaren Vale

McLaren Vale is bounded by the Onkaparinga River in the north, Amery Road, Foggo Road, Sand Road, Oakley Road, Truscott Road and the locality of The Range in the east, Binney Road, Malpas Road and Victor Harbor Road in the south, and Tatachilla Road, Main South Road, the suburb of Seaford Heights, Ostrich Farm Road, Victor Harbor Road, Quarry Road, Barytes Road and a line running continuous of Barytes Road in the west.

Location of Moana

Moana

Moana is bounded by Robertson Road in the north, Commercial Road in the east, the suburb of Maslin Beach in the south, and Gulf St Vincent in the west.

Location of Morphett Vale

Morphett Vale

Morphett Vale is bounded by Sheriffs Road and Pimpala Road in the north, Panalatinga Road in the east, Margaret Street, Doctors Road and Beach Road in the south and the Southern Expressway in the west.

Location of Noarlunga Centre - Noarlunga Downs

Noarlunga Centre - Noarlunga Downs

Noarlunga Centre - Noarlunga Downs is bounded by Beach Road in the north, the Southern Expressway and the suburb of Huntfield Heights in the east, Main South Road in the south and the Onkaparinga River and Dyson Road in the west.

Location of O'Halloran Hill - Darlington

O'Halloran Hill - Darlington

O'Halloran Hill - Darlington is located in two sections. The northern section of O'Halloran Hill - Darlington is bounded by Main South Road in the north and west, the Sturt River, Hyland Avenue, Ely Court, the waterway and the suburb of Flagstaff Hill in the east and Black Road in the south. The southern section of O'Halloran Hill - Darlington is bounded by Chandlers Hill Road in the north and east, Candy Road in the south and Main South Road in the west.

Location of O'Sullivan Beach

O'Sullivan Beach

O'Sullivan Beach is bounded by the City of Marion and the railway line in the north, the suburb of Reynella, Brodie Road and the Southern Expressway in the east, Christie Creek in the south, and Gulf St Vincent in the west.

Location of Old Noarlunga

Old Noarlunga

Old Noarlunga is bounded by Main South Road, Church Hill Road and Piggott Range Road in the north, the localities of Onkaparinga Hills and McLaren Vale and Barytes Road in the east, Quarry Road and Robinsons Road in the south, and Eric Road and Seaford Road in the west.

Location of Old Reynella

Old Reynella

Old Reynella is bounded by the Reynella By-Pass Road (Main South Road) in the north and west, Panalatinga Road in the east, and Pimpala Road in the south.

Location of Onkaparinga Hills

Onkaparinga Hills

Onkaparinga Hills is bounded by the suburb of Woodcroft, Pine Road, Pimpala Road, Armata Road and Education Road in the north, Piggott Range Road and the Onkaparinga River in the east, the Onkaparinga River, the suburb of Old Noarlunga, Piggott Range Road and the suburb of Hackham in the south, and States Road, Margaret Street, Panalatinga Road and Kellys Road in the west.

Location of Port Noarlunga

Port Noarlunga

Port Noarlunga is bounded by Dale Avenue, Fenton Avenue, Bice Avenue, Mills Avenue and Bruce Avenue in the north, Dyson Road and the suburb of Noarlunga Downs in the east, the Onkaparinga River in the south, and Gulf St Vincent in the west.

Location of Port Noarlunga South

Port Noarlunga South

Port Noarlunga South is bounded by the Onkaparinga River in the north and north-east, the suburb of Seaford Meadows in the south-east, Commercial Road and Aldam Road in the south, and Gulf St Vincent in the west.

Location of Reynella

Reynella

Reynella is bounded by the City of Marion in the north, the Reynella Bypass Road (Main South Road ) in the east, Sherriffs Road in the south, and Brodie Road and a line running continuous of Brodie Road in the west.

Location of Reynella East

Reynella East

Reynella East is bounded by Braes Close and Kenihans Road in the north, Byards Road in the east, Reynell Road in the south, and Panalatinga Road in the west.

Location of Seaford

Seaford

Seaford is bounded by Aldam Road, Commercial Road and Seaford Road in the north, Eric Road and Main South Road in the east, Griffiths Drive and Robertson Road in the south, and Gulf St Vincent in the west.

Location of Seaford Meadows

Seaford Meadows

Seaford Meadows is bounded by the suburb of Port Noarlunga South and the Onkaparinga River in the north, the Onkaparinga River and Main South Road in the east, Seaford Road in the south, and Commercial Road in the west.

Location of Seaford Rise - Seaford Heights

Seaford Rise - Seaford Heights

Seaford Rise - Seaford Heights is bounded by Griffiths Drive and Robinson Road in the north, Victor Harbor Road, Ostrich Farm Road and the locality of McLaren Vale in the east, the suburb of Maslin Beach in the south, and Commercial Road in the west.

Location of Sellicks Beach

Sellicks Beach

Sellicks Beach is bounded by Button Road in the north, Main South Road in the east, the District Council of Yankalilla area in the south, and Gulf St Vincent in the west.

Location of Willunga and Surrounds

Willunga and Surrounds

Willunga and Surrounds is bounded by Tatachilla Road, Victor Harbor Road, Malpas Road, Binney Road, Edwards Road and the localities of McLaren Vale and McLaren Flat in the north, Range Road in the east and south-east, Mount Terrible Road and the District Council of Yankalilla area in the south, and Main South Road, Hahn Road, Dabblebrook Road, Paddys Row, Adey Road, Hampshire Way and Main South Road in the west.

Location of Woodcroft

Woodcroft

Woodcroft is bounded by Reynell Road and a line running continuous of Reynell Road in the north, Education Road, Armata Road, Pimpala Road and Pine Road in the east, the locality of Onkaparinga Hills and Kellys Road in the south and Panalatinga Road in the west.

Location of Northern District

Northern District

Northern District is bounded by the Sturt River in the north, the localities of Coromandel East and Chandlers Hill, the western edge of Clarendon Lutheran Camp and Mount Malvern Road in the east, the locality of Chandlers Hill, Education Road, the northern edge of The Vines Golf Club of Reynella and Reynell Road in the south, and Panalatinga Road and Main South Road in the west.

Location of Central North District

Central North District

Central North District is bounded by the City of Marion, Main South Road, Panalatinga Road, Reynell Road and a line running continuous of Reynell Road in the north, Education Road, Armata Road, Pimpala Road, Pine Road, the locality of Onkaparinga Hills, Kellys Road and States Road in the east, Piggott Range Road, Church Hill Road, Main South Road and the Onkaparinga River in the south, and Gulf St Vincent in the west.

Location of Central South District

Central South District

Central South District is bounded by the Onkaparinga River, Main South Road, Church Hill Road and Piggott Range Road in the north, the localities of Onkaparinga Hills and McLaren Vale, Quarry Road, Victor Harbor Road, Ostrich Farm Road, the locality of McLaren Vale and Main South Road in the east, Thomas Road, Old Coach Road and Tuitt Road in the south, and Gulf St Vincent in the west.

Location of Southern District

Southern District

Southern District is bounded by Tuitt Road, Old Coach Road and Thomas Road in the north, Main South Road, Adey Road, Culley Road and Hahn Road in the east, Main South Road and the District Council of Yankalilla area in the south, and Gulf St Vincent in the west.

Location of Hills North District

Hills North District

Hills North District is bounded by the Sturt River in the north, the Adelaide Hills Council area and the District Council of Mount Barker area in the east, Kuitpo Road, Wickham Hill Road, Toops Hill Road, McLaren Flat Road, Clayton Road, Douglas Gully Road, Beltunga Road, Kays Road, Amery Road and the Onkaparinga River in the south, and the suburb of Old Noarlunga, Piggott Range Road, the suburb of Hackham, States Road, Margaret Street, Panalatinga Road, Kellys Road, Armata Road, the suburb of Happy Valley, Mount Malvern Road, the western edge of Clarendon Lutheran Camp, the suburb of Aberfoyle Park, Main Road, the locality of Coromandel Valley and Driscoll Road in the west.

Location of Hills South District

Hills South District

Hills South District is bounded by the Onkaparinga River, Amery Road, Kays Road, Beltunga Road, Blewitt Springs Road, Douglas Gully Road, Clayton Road and McLaren Flat Road in the north, Toops Hill Road and Range Road in the east, Mount Terrible Road and the District Council of Yankalilla area in the south, and Main South Road, Hahn Road, Dabblebrook Road, Paddys Row, Adey Road, Hampshire Way, Main South Road, the suburb of Seaford Heights, Ostrich Farm Road, Victor Harbor Road, Quarry Road, Barytes Road and a line running continuous of Barytes Road in the west.