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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.

Orange City geography

This profile provides Census data for Orange City 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.

Orange City has 12 small areas:

Location of Bletchington

Bletchington

Bletchington is bounded by the extent of the urban area in the north, the railway line and Clergate Road in the east, Dalton Street in the south, and the Mitchell Highway (Molong Road) and Ploughmans Creek in the west.

Location of Bowen

Bowen

Bowen is bounded by Phillip Street in the north, Ophir Road, the extent of the urban area and Perc Griffith Way in the east, the Mitchell Highway (Bathurst Road) in the south, and the railway line in the west.

Location of Calare

Calare

Calare is bounded by the extent of the urban area in the north, the Mitchell Highway (Molong Road) and Woodward Street in the east, Park Road, Pinnacle Road, James Road, the railway line and the locality of Canobolas in the south, and the Cabonne Council area in the west.

Location of Glenroi

Glenroi

Glenroi is bounded by the Mitchell Highway (Bathurst Road) in the north, Lone Pine Avenue in the east, the extent of the urban area in the south, and the railway line in the west.

Location of Orange Central

Orange Central

Orange Central is bounded by Dalton Street in the north, the railway line in the east, Warrendine Street in the south, and Woodward Street in the west.

Location of Warrendine

Warrendine

Warrendine is bounded by Warrendine Street in the north, the railway line in the east, the extent of the urban area and Park Road in the south, and Woodward Road and Woodward Street in the west.

Location of Rural North

Rural North

Rural North is located to the immediate north, east and south of the urban centre of Orange. Rural North is bounded by the Cabonne Council area in the north and east, the locality of Lucknow, Gosling Creek and the localities of Spring Creek, Springside and Canobolas in the south, and the Cabonne Council area and the urban township area of Orange in the south-west and west.

Location of Rural South - Lucknow

Rural South - Lucknow

Rural South - Lucknow is bounded by the locality of Orange, Gosling Creek and the locality of Emu Swamp in the north, the Cabonne Council area in the east, Blayney Shire in the south, and the Cabonne Council area in the west.

Location of Blayney Shire

Blayney Shire

Blayney Shire is located in the Central Tablelands of New South Wales, about 250 kilometres west of the Sydney CBD. Blayney Shire is bounded by the Cabonne Council area and Orange City in the north, the Bathurst Regional Council area in the east and south-east, and Cowra Shire in the south-west and west.

Location of Cabonne Council area

Cabonne Council area

The Cabonne Council area is located in the Central Tablelands of New South Wales, about 290 kilometres west of the Sydney CBD. The Cabonne Council area is bounded by the Dubbo Regional Council area and the Mid-Western Regional Council area in the north, the Bathurst Regional Council area in the east, Orange City, Blayney Shire and Cowra Shire in the south, and Forbes Shire and Parkes Shire in the west.

Location of Cowra Shire

Cowra Shire

Cowra Shire is located in the Central Tablelands of New South Wales, about 310 kilometres west of the Sydney CBD. Cowra Shire is bounded by the Cabonne Council area and Blayney Shire in the north, the Bathurst Regional Council area in the east, Upper Lachlan Shire and the Hilltops Council area in the south, and Weddin Shire and Forbes Shire in the west.

Location of Forbes Shire

Forbes Shire

Forbes Shire is located in the Central Tablelands of New South Wales, about 360 kilometres west of the Sydney CBD. Forbes Shire is bounded by Parkes Shire in the north, the Cabonne Council area in the east, Cowra Shire and Weddin Shire in the south, and Bland Shire and Lachlan Shire in the west.

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