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.
Redland City geography
This profile provides Census data for Redland 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.
Redland City has 16 small areas:
Alexandra Hills is bounded by Valantine Road, Fullerton Street, Randall Road, William Street, Marina Street, Margaret Street, Balmoral Street, Allenby Road, Cherry Street, McDonald Road, the creek and the suburb of Wellington Point in the north, Hilliards Creek in the east, Boundary Road and Redland Bay Road in the south, and Coolnwynpin Creek, Draycott Street, Metropolitan South Institute of TAFE, Alexandra Hills High School and Valantine Road Park in the west.
Birkdale is bounded by Rickertt Road, Quarry Road, the railway line, Henry Street, Thorne Road, the suburb of Thorneside, Ruth Street and Moreton Bay in the north, Thomas Street, Birkdale Road, Badgen Road, Hardy Road, Collingwood Road, Pitt Road, Tulloch Drive, Tarradarrapin Creek Wetlands, Old Cleveland Road East and the suburb of Wellington Point in the east, Marina Street, William Street, Randall Road, Fullerton Street, Valantine Road, Daveson Road and Jones Road in the south, and Tingalpa Creek in the west.
Capalaba is bounded by Jones Road, Daveson Road and Valantine Road in the north, the suburb of Alexandra Hills, Alexandra Hills State High School, Metropolitan South Institute of TAFE, Coolnwynpin Creek and Redland Bay Road in the east, Duncan Road, Mount Cotton Road and Broadwater Road in the south, and Brisbane City, Tingalpa Creek and Tingalpa Reservoir in the west.
Cleveland is bounded by Finucane Road, Shore Street West, Endeavour Canal and Moreton Bay in the north, Moreton Bay in the east, South Street in the south, and Hilliards Creek in the west.
Coochiemudlo Island is surrounded by Moreton Bay, and is located about 1 kilometre offshore from Victoria Point.
Mount Cotton is bounded by the locality of Sheldon, West Mount Cotton Road, Mount Cotton Road and Eprapah Creek in the north, Kingfisher Road, Bunker Road, Double Jump Road, Heinemann Road and German Church Road in the east, Logan City and Gramzow Road in the south, and Logan City in the west.
North Stradbroke Island
North Stradbroke Island is located offshore from the mainland area of Redland City, across Moreton Bay.
Ormiston is bounded by the locality of Wellington Point and Hilliards Creek in the north, Moreton Bay in the east, Endeavour Canal and Columbus Canal in the south-east, Shore Street West and Finucane Road in the south, and Hilliards Creek in the west.
Redland Bay is bounded by Double Jump Road, Cleveland-Redland Bay Road and Moogurrapum Creek in the north, Moreton Bay in the east, the Logan River, Serpentine Creek and Logan City in the south, and German Church Road and Heinemann Road in the west.
Sheldon is bounded by Broadwater Road, Mount Cotton Road and Duncan Road in the north, Taylor Road, Woodlands Drive and Mount Cotton Road in the east, West Mount Cotton Road and the locality of Mount Cotton in the south, and Ford Road, Buhot Creek and Tingalpa Creek in the west.
Southern Moreton Bay Islands
Southern Moreton Bay Islands are a collection of islands located between the Australian mainland and North Stradbroke Island.
Thorneside is bounded by Moreton Bay in the north and west, Ruth Street, the suburb of Birkdale, Thorne Road and Henry Street in the east, and the railway line, Quarry Road and Rickertt Road in the south.
Thornlands is bounded by South Street in the north, Moreton Bay in the east, Eprapah Creek in the south, and Woodlands Drive, Taylor Road and Hilliards Creek in the west.
Victoria Point is bounded by Moreton Bay in the north and east, Moogurrapum Creek, Cleveland-Redland Bay Road and Double Jump Road in the south, and Kingfisher Road and Eprapah Creek in the west.
Wellington Point is bounded by Moreton Bay in the north, Hilliards Creek in the east, the suburb of Alexandra Hills, the creek, McDonald Road, Cherry Street, Allenby Road and Balmoral Street in the south, and the suburb of Birkdale, Old Cleveland Road East, Tarradarrapin Creek Wetlands, Tulloch Drive, Pitt Road, Collingwood Road, Hardy Road, Badgen Road, Birkdale Road and Thomas Street in the west.
Redland City Mainland
Redland City Mainland includes all mainland suburbs in Redland City and excludes all islands.