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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.

Rockhampton geography

This profile provides Census data for Rockhampton 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.

Rockhampton has 15 small areas:

Location of Allenstown

Allenstown

Allenstown is located to the south and south-west of the Rockhampton CBD. Allenstown is bounded by Archer Street, Murray Street, South Street and Saleyards Street in the north, the railway line in the east, the Nepean Highway and Upper Dawson Road in the south, and Penlington Street, Davis Street and Canning Street in the west.

Location of Berserker and The Common

Berserker and The Common

Berserker & The Common is located on the northern side of the Fitzroy River from the Rockhampton CBD. Berserker & The Common is bounded by Simpson Street and Adair Street in the north, Frenchmans Creek in the east, the Fitzroy River in the south, and Moores Creek in the west.

Location of Frenchville

Frenchville

Frenchville is located to the north-east of the Rockhampton CBD. Frenchville is bounded by the locality of Norman Gardens in the north, Mount Archer National Park in the east, the locality of Koongal, Bloxsom Street, Thozet Road, the locality of Koongal, Frenchmans Creek and Simpson Street in the south, and Moores Creek in the west.

Location of Gracemere

Gracemere

Gracemere is located to the south-west of the Rockhampton urban area. Gracemere is bounded by Scrubby Creek and the locality of Fairy Bower in the north, the Bruce Highway, the Burnett Highway, Gavial Gracemere Road and the locality of Bouldercombe in the east, the locality of Kabra in the south, and Neerkol Creek in the west.

Location of Kawana

Kawana

Kawana is located to the north of the Rockhampton CBD. Kawana is bounded by Limestone Creek and Nuttall Street in the north, Yaamba Road (the Bruce Highway) in the east, Richardson Road and Splitters Creek in the south, and the Fitzroy River in the west.

Location of Koongal - Lakes Creek

Koongal - Lakes Creek

Koongal - Lakes Creek is located to the south-east of the Rockhampton urban area. Koongal - Lakes Creek is bounded by the locality of Frenchville, Thozet Road, Bloxsom Street, the locality of Frenchville, Pilbeam Drive and the locality of Mount Archer in the north, Livingstone Shire in the east, the Fitzroy River in the south, and Frenchmans Creek in the west.

Location of Mount Morgan District

Mount Morgan District

Mount Morgan District is bounded by the localities of Bushley, Stanwell and Bouldercombe in the north, the locality of Bajool in the east, and Banana Shire in the south and west.

Location of Norman Gardens

Norman Gardens

Norman Gardens is located to the north-east of the Rockhampton CBD. Norman Gardens is bounded by Yeppoon Road in the north, the localities of Limestone Creek and Mount Archer in the east, Moores Creek in the south, and Yaamba Road (the Bruce Highway) in the west.

Location of Park Avenue

Park Avenue

Park Avenue is located north of the Rockhampton CBD. Park Avenue is bounded by Yaamba Road (the Bruce Highway) in the north, Moores Creek in the east, the Fitzroy River in the south, and Splitters Creek and Richardson Road in the west.

Location of Parkhurst - Limestone Creek  - Mount Archer

Parkhurst - Limestone Creek - Mount Archer

Parkhurst - Limestone Creek - Mount Archer is located to the north of the Rockhampton urban area. Parkhurst - Limestone Creek - Mount Archer is bounded by Ramsay Creek and Livingstone Shire in the north, Livingstone Shire and Limestone Creek in the east, Pilbeam Drive and the localities of Frenchville and Norman Gardens in the south, and Yeppoon Road, Yaamba Road, Nuttall Street, Limestone Creek and the Fitzroy River in the west.

Location of Rockhampton City and Depot Hill

Rockhampton City and Depot Hill

Rockhampton City & Depot Hill is bounded by North Street and the Fitzroy River in the north, Gavial Creek in the east, Prospect Street, the locality of Port Curtis and the railway line in the south, and Saleyards Street, South Street and Murray Street in the west.

Location of Rural South East

Rural South East

Rural South East is bounded by the Fitzroy River in the north, Raglan Creek and the Gladstone Regional Council area in the east, the Gladstone Regional Council area and Banana Shire in the south, and the localities of Fletcher Creek, Nine Mile Creek, Limestone, Struck Oil, Moongan, The Mine, Stanwell, Nine Mile and Gracemere, the Bruce Highway, the locality of Allenstown and Prospect Street in the west.

Location of Rural West

Rural West

Rural West is bounded by Livingstone Shire, Marlborough Creek and the Fitzroy River in the north, the Fitzroy River, Lion Creek, Nine Mile Road, Old Nine Mile Road, the locality of West Rockhampton, Murray Lagoon, Yeppen Yeppen Lagoon, the Bruce Highway, the locality of Gracemere, Scrubby Creek, Neerkol Creek and the localities of Kabra, Bouldercombe and The Mine in the east, the locality of Boulder Creek and Banana Shire in the south, and the Central Highlands Regional Council area in the west.

Location of The Range

The Range

The Range is located to the west of the Rockhampton CBD. The Range is bounded by North Street and Murray Street in the north, Archer Street, Canning Street, Davis Street, Penlington Street and Upper Dawson Road in the east, Yeppen Yeppen Lagoon in the south, and the Botanic Gardens, Wentworth Terrace, Penlington Street, Ann Street, Denham Street, Clarke Street and Pennycuick Street in the west.

Location of Wandal and West Rockhampton

Wandal and West Rockhampton

Wandal & West Rockhampton is bounded by the Fitzroy River in the north, North Street, Pennycuick Street, Clarke Street, Denham Street, Ann Street, Penlington Street, Wentworth Terrace and Diggers Rugby Park in the east, Yeppen Yeppen Lagoon, Murray Lagoon, Rockhampton Airport and Old Nine Mile Road in the south, and Lion Creek in the north.

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