Shire of Serpentine JarrahdaleCommunity profile
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Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale

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.

Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale geography

This profile provides Census data for the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale 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 Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale has 7 small areas:

Location of Byford area

Byford area

The Byford area is bounded by Thomas Road, the South Western Highway and the reserve in the north, the Darling Range Regional Park, Beenyup Road, Old Brickworks Road, Crossing View, Nettleton Road and the quarry in the east, Cardup Siding Road in the south, and Hopkinson Road in the west.

Location of Cardup area

Cardup area

The Cardup area is bounded by Thomas Road and Hopkinson Road in the north, Cardup Siding Road and the South Western Highway in the east, Norman Road, Soldiers Road and the railway line in the south, and Kargotich Road in the west.

Location of Darling Downs area

Darling Downs area

The Darling Downs area is bounded by Rowley Road and the City of Armadale in the north, the South Western Highway in the east, Thomas Road and Nicholson Road in the south, and Pony Place, Jandakot Regional Park and the City of Kwinana in the west.

Location of Hopeland - Keysbrook and SW rural area

Hopeland - Keysbrook and SW rural area

Hopeland - Keysbrook and SW rural area is bounded by Jandakot Regional Park, Pony Place, Nicholson Road and Thomas Road in the north, Kargotich Road, the Serpentine River, Rowe Road, Hopeland Road, Henderson Road and the South Western Highway in the east, the Shire of Murray in the south, and the City of Rockingham and the City of Kwinana in the west.

Location of Jarrahdale area

Jarrahdale area

The Jarrahdale area is bounded by the City of Armadale in the north, the Albany Highway and the Shire of Wandering in the east, the Shire of Murray in the south, and the South Western Highway, the quarry, Nettleton Road, Crossing View, Old Brickworks Road, Beenyup Road, Darling Range Regional Park and the South Western Highway in the west.

Location of Mundijong area

Mundijong area

The Mundijong area is bounded by the railway line, Bishop Road, Robertson Road and Norman Road in the north, the South Western Highway in the east, Feast Road, Wright Road, Hall Road and the Serpentine River in the south, and Kargotich Road in the west.

Location of Serpentine area

Serpentine area

The Serpentine area is bounded by the Serpentine River, Hall Road, Wright Road and Feast Road in the north, the South Western Highway in the east, the locality of Keysbrook and Henderson Road in the south, and Hopeland Road and Rowe Road in the west.

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