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Limestone Coast region

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.

Limestone Coast region geography

This profile provides Census data for the Limestone Coast region 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 Limestone Coast region has 7 small areas:

Location of District Council of Grant

District Council of Grant

The District Council of Grant is located in the Limestone Coast Region of South Australia, about 450 kilometres south of the Adelaide CBD and 450 kilometres west of the Melbourne CBD. The District Council of Grant is bounded by the Wattle Range Council area in the north, the Victorian border in the east, and the Southern Ocean in the south and west. The District Council of Grant surrounds the City of Mount Gambier.

Location of Kingston District Council area

Kingston District Council area

The Kingston District Council area is located in the Limestone Coast Region of South Australia, about 300 kilometres south-east of the Adelaide CBD. The Kingston District Council area is bounded by the Coorong District Council area in the north, the Tatiara District Council area in the north-east, the Naracoorte-Lucindale Council area in the south-east, the District Council of Robe in the south, and the Southern Ocean in the west.

Location of City of Mount Gambier

City of Mount Gambier

The City of Mount Gambier is located in the Limestone Coast Region of South Australia, about 440 kilometres south of the Adelaide CBD and 440 kilometres west of the Melbourne CBD. The City of Mount Gambier is surrounded entirely by the District Council of Grant. The City of Mount Gambier is bounded by Pinehall Avenue and Bishop Road in the north, Attamurra Road, Sycamore Road, Dohle Road and Lake Terrace East in the east, Nelson Road, McCormick Street, P J Browne Reserve, John Watson Drive, Northumberland Avenue and Grant Avenue in the south, and White Avenue, Tollner Road, Milton Road, Wandilo Road, Wireless Road West and O'Leary Road in the west.

Location of Naracoorte-Lucindale Council area

Naracoorte-Lucindale Council area

The Naracoorte Lucindale Council area is located in South Australia, about 330 kilometres south-east of the Adelaide GPO. The Naracoorte Lucindale Council area is bounded by the Kingston District Council area and the Tatiara District Council area in the north, the Victorian border and the West Wimmera Shire in the east, the Wattle Range Council area in the south, and the District Council of Robe in the west.

Location of District Council of Robe

District Council of Robe

The District Council of Robe is located in the Limestone Coast Region of South Australia, about 340 kilometres south-east of the Adelaide CBD. The District Council of Robe is bounded by the Kingston District Council area in the north, the Naracoorte-Lucindale Council area in the east, the Wattle Range Council area in the south, and the Southern Ocean in the west.

Location of Tatiara District Council area

Tatiara District Council area

The Tatiara District Council area is located in the Limestone Coast Region of South Australia, about 200 kilometres south-east of the Adelaide CBD. The Tatiara District Council area is bounded by the Southern Mallee District Council area in the north, the Victorian border and West Wimmera Shire in the east, the Naracoorte Lucindale Council area in the south, and the Kingston District Council area and the Coorong District Council area in the west.

Location of Wattle Range Council area

Wattle Range Council area

The Wattle Range Council area is located in the Limestone Coast Region of South Australia, about 400 kilometres south-east of the Adelaide CBD and 500 kilometres west of the Melbourne CBD. The Wattle Range Council area is bounded by the District Council of Robe and the Naracoorte Lucindale Council area in the north, the Victorian border, West Wimmera Shire and Glenelg Shire in the east, the District Council of Grant in the south, and the Southern Ocean in the west.

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