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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 Playford geography

This profile provides Census data for the City of Playford 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 Playford has 21 small areas:

Location of Andrews Farm

Andrews Farm

Andrews Farm is bounded by Curtis Road in the north, Stebonheath Road and a line running continuous of Stebonheath Road in the east, Petherton Road in the south, and Andrews Road in the west.

Location of Angle Vale

Angle Vale

Angle Vale is bounded by the Gawler River in the north, Wingate Road, Angle Vale Road and Frisby Road in the east, Curtis Road in the south, and McGee Road in the west.

Location of Blakeview

Blakeview

Blakeview is bounded by Smith Road in the north, the Adams Road alignment and a line running south to Craigmore Road in the east, Craigmore Road, the Bentley Road-Hanson Road alignment, a line to the north and west of Craigmore High School and Uley Road in the south, and Main North Road in the west.

Location of Craigmore

Craigmore

Craigmore is bounded by Craigmore Road in the north, Birmingham Drive, Manchester Circuit, Gloucester Drive, Beatrix Drive and the locality of One Tree Hill in the east, the Whitford Road alignment in the south, and the Turner Drive alignment, Adams Road, Uley Road, a line to the west and north of Craigmore High School and the Bentley Road-Hanson Road alignment in the west.

Location of Davoren Park - Elizabeth West

Davoren Park - Elizabeth West

Davoren Park - Elizabeth West is bounded by Davoren Road in the north, Connell Street and the Gawler railway line in the east, a line running south of Winterslow Road and Bellchambers Road in the south, and Stebonheath Road in the west.

Location of Elizabeth

Elizabeth

Elizabeth is bounded by Dauntsey Road in the north, Main North Road in the east, Fairfield Road and Ridley Road in the south, and the Gawler railway line in the west.

Location of Elizabeth Downs

Elizabeth Downs

Elizabeth Downs is bounded by Uley Road in the north, Adams Road in the east, Yorktown Road and Garlick Road in the south, and Main North Road in the west.

Location of Elizabeth East

Elizabeth East

Elizabeth East is bounded by Yorktown Road, a line to the south of Olive Grove Reserve, Midway Road and a line to the south of Adam Creek in the north, an alignment running south between Chesterfield Walk and Cardnell Crescent, Blackburn Road and Shandon Court in the east and south, and Main North Road in the west.

Location of Elizabeth Grove

Elizabeth Grove

Elizabeth Grove is bounded by Ridley Road and Fairfield Road in the north, Main North Road in the east, Hogarth Road in the south, and Harvey Road in the west.

Location of Elizabeth North

Elizabeth North

Elizabeth North is bounded by a line on the southern edge of the Smithfield Army Ordnance Depot in the north, Main North Road in the east, Dauntsey Road in the south, and the Gawler railway line in the west.

Location of Elizabeth Park

Elizabeth Park

Elizabeth Park is bounded by Garlick Road and Yorktown Road in the north, the Turner Drive alignment and a line running to the south of Adam Creek in the east, a line running to the south of Olive Grove Reserve and Yorktown Road in the south, and Main North Road in the west.

Location of Elizabeth South

Elizabeth South

Elizabeth South is bounded by Ridley Road in the north, Harvey Road, Hogarth Road, Trimmer Road, Oldham Road, Mark Road, John Rice Avenue and Jarvis Road in the east, Porter Street and Commercial Road in the south, and the Gawler railway line in the west.

Location of Elizabeth Vale

Elizabeth Vale

Elizabeth Vale is bounded by Hogarth Road in the north, Main North Road in the east, the Little Para River and a line running to the south of Prunus Avenue and Wayford Street in the south, and Jarvis Road, John Rice Avenue, Mark Road, Oldham Road and Trimmer Road in the west.

Location of Hillbank

Hillbank

Hillbank is bounded by the Whitford Road alignment in the north, the locality of Gould Creek in the east, the Little Para River in the south, and Main North Road, Shandon Court, Blackburn Road and an alignment running north between Chesterfield Walk and Cardnell Crescent in the west.

Location of Munno Para - Munno Para West - Munno Para Downs

Munno Para - Munno Para West - Munno Para Downs

Munno Para - Munno Para West - Munno Para Downs is bounded by Angle Vale Road and Dalkeith Road in the north, Main North Road in the east, Curtis Road in the south, and Frisby Road in the west.

Location of One Tree Hill - Rural East

One Tree Hill - Rural East

One Tree Hill - Rural East is bounded by the South Para River in the north, Plum Quarry Road, Bassnet Road and One Tree Hill-Kersbrook Road in the east, Airstrip Road, Hannaford Hump Road, One Tree Hill Road, Gould Creek, the Little Para Reservoir and the Little Para River in the south, and a line running south to north bounding the Grandview Drive estate, the Brooker Drive estate and the Highfield Drive estates in Hillbank, a line running south to north bordering Mark Avenue and Beatrix Drive in Craigmore, the Adams Road alignment, a line running south to north on the eastern side of Bentley Road and Ackerman Avenue in the west.

Location of Penfield - Penfield Gardens - MacDonald Park

Penfield - Penfield Gardens - MacDonald Park

Penfield - Penfield Gardens - MacDonald Park is bounded by the Gawler River, McGee Road and Curtis Road in the north, Andrews Road, Petherton Road and Stebonheath Road in the east, Bellchambers Road, Penfield Road, Heaslip Road and the Port Pirie railway in the south, and Taylor Road, Robert Road, King Road, Davoren Road and Carclew Road in the west.

Location of Smithfield

Smithfield

Smithfield is bounded by Curtis Road in the north, Main North Road in the east, a line south of the Smithfield Army Ordnance Depot in the south, and the Gawler railway line and a line running north bordering Connell Street and between Blackham Crescent and Moulds Crescent in the west.

Location of Smithfield Plains

Smithfield Plains

Smithfield Plains is bounded by Curtis Road in the north, a line running between Blackham Crescent and Moulds Crescent in the east, Davoren Road in the south, and a line running continuous of Stebonheath Road and Stebonheath Road in the west.

Location of Virginia - Waterloo Corner - Buckland Park

Virginia - Waterloo Corner - Buckland Park

Virginia - Waterloo Corner - Buckland Park is bounded by the Gawler River in the north, Carclew Road, Davoren Road, King Road, Robert Road, Taylor Road, the Port Pirie railway and Heaslip Road in the east, a line running east to west between Mumford Road and Mill Road and a line running east to west to the south of the Winston Park Equestrian Centre in the south, and Gulf St Vincent in the west.

Location of Playford North Urban Renewal area

Playford North Urban Renewal area