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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.

Shoalhaven City geography

This profile provides Census data for Shoalhaven 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.

Shoalhaven City has 30 small areas:

Location of Bangalee - Cambewarra and Surrounds

Bangalee - Cambewarra and Surrounds

Bangalee - Cambewarra & Surrounds is bounded by the localities of Browns Mountain and Beaumont, Cambewarra Lookout Road and Cambewarra Range Nature Reserve in the north, generally by the locality of Meroo Meadow, Pestells Lane, Meroo Road, the locality of Bomaderry, Bells Lane, Moss Vale Road and Bomaderry Creek in the east, the locality of North Nowra and the Shoalhaven River in the south and the localities of Illaroo and Budgong in the west.

Location of Berry and Surrounds

Berry and Surrounds

Berry & Surrounds is bounded by the localities of Kangaroo Valley, Wattamolla and Woodhill and Barren Grounds Nature Reserve in the north, the Municipality of Kiama, Broughton Creek and the Tasman Sea in the east, the southern boundary of Seven Mile Beach National Park, the locality of Shoalhaven Heads, the Shoalhaven River and the locality of Bomaderry in the south and Meroo Road, Pestells Lane and the localities of Cambewarra and Browns Mountain in the west.

Location of Bomaderry

Bomaderry

Bomaderry is bounded by the locality of Meroo Meadow in the north, the locality of Bolong and Hanigans Lane in the east, the Shoalhaven River in the south and the Princes Highway, Bomaderry Creek, Bomaderry Creek Regional Park, the locality of North Nowra, Moss Vale Road and Bells Lane in the west.

Location of Burrill Lake - Lake Tabourie and Surrounds

Burrill Lake - Lake Tabourie and Surrounds

Burrill Lake - Lake Tabourie & Surrounds is bounded by the locality of Ulladulla in the north and north-east, the Tasman Sea in the south-east, Meroo National Park, the Princes Highway and Termeil State Forest in the south, and the locality of Termeil, Meroo National Park, and the localities of Woodburn and Woodstock in the west.

Location of Callala Bay - Currarong and Surrounds

Callala Bay - Currarong and Surrounds

Callala Bay - Currarong & Surrounds is bounded by the locality of Worrigee, Currambene State Forest, Saltwater Swamp Nature Reserve, the Crookhaven River, the locality of Culburra Beach and Lake Wollumboola in the north, the Tasman Sea in the east, Jervis Bay and Currambene Creek in the south and Western Road, the locality of Falls Creek, the Princes Highway, Warra Warra Road South and the locality of South Nowra in the west.

Location of Coastal Mid

Coastal Mid

Coastal Mid is bounded by the localities of Tullarwalla and Sussex Inlet in the north, The Springs Road, Goonawarra Drive, the localities of Cudmirrah and Berrara and the Tasman Sea in the east, Narrawallee Creek, Croobyar Creek and the locality of Little Forest in the south, and the locality of Pointer Mountain, Bunnair Creek, the locality of Twelve Mile Peg, the Princes Highway, Mondayong Road and Wents Road in the west.

Location of Coastal South

Coastal South

Coastal South is bounded by Croobyar Creek and the locality of Milton in the north, Stony Creek, the localities of Ulladulla and Kings Point, the Princes Highway, the locality of Lake Tabourie and the Tasman Sea in the east, the Eurobodalla Shire in the south, and the Princes Highway, the Old Princes Highway and the localities of Brooman, Morton and Mount Kingiman in the west.

Location of Culburra Beach - Orient Point

Culburra Beach - Orient Point

Culburra Beach - Orient Point is bounded by the Crookhaven River in the north and west, the Tasman Sea in the east and Wollumboola Lake and the locality of Wollumboola in the south.

Location of Greenwell Point - Terara and Surrounds

Greenwell Point - Terara and Surrounds

Greenwell Point - Terara & Surrounds is bounded by the Shoalhaven River in the north, the Tasman Sea in the east, the Crookhaven River and Saltwater Swamp Nature Reserve in the south and Brundee Swamp Nature Reserve and the localities of Worrigee and Nowra in the west.

Location of Huskisson - Tomerong and Surrounds

Huskisson - Tomerong and Surrounds

Huskisson - Tomerong & Surrounds is bounded by the localities of Nowra Hill and Comberton and Currambene Creek in the north, the Tasman Sea in the east, Moona Moona Creek, the localities of Worrowing Heights and St Georges Basin, Grange Road, the locality of Basin View, the Princes Highway and the localities of Bewong and Wandandian in the south and Cottonwood Road, Blackbutt Range Road and the localities of Yerriyong and Parma in the west.

Location of Milton

Milton

Milton is bounded by Croobyar Creek and Narrawallee Creek in the north, the localities of Narrawallee, Mollymook Beach, Mollymook and the Princes Highway in the east, the locality of Ulladulla and Stony Creek in the south, and the localities of Woodstock and Croobyar in the west.

Location of Mollymook - Narrawallee and Surrounds

Mollymook - Narrawallee and Surrounds

Mollymook - Narrawallee & Surrounds is bounded by Narrawallee Creek in the north, the Tasman Sea in the east, the Princes Highway in the south and the locality of Milton in the west.

Location of North Nowra

North Nowra

North Nowra is bounded by the locality of Bangalee and Bomaderry Creek in the north, the locality of Bomaderry, Bomaderry Creek and the Princes Highway in the east and the Shoalhaven River in the south and west.

Location of Nowra

Nowra

Nowra is bounded by the Shoalhaven River in the north, the localities of Terara and Worrigee and Old Southern Road in the east, the locality of South Nowra and Shoalhaven State Forest in the south and Albatross Road, Yalwal Road, the locality of West Nowra and Nowra Creek in the west.

Location of Rural Balance

Rural Balance

Rural Balance is located in the western part of Shoalhaven City. Rural Balance is bounded by the Wingecarribee Shire and the Municipality of Kiama in the north, the localities of Broughton Vale, Bundewallah, Bellawongarah, Beaumont, Cambewarra, Tapitallee, Longreach, Bamarang, Nowra Hill, Falls Creek, Tomerong, Basin View, Sussex Inlet, Mondayong, Conjola, Yatte Yattah, Milton, Croobyar, Woodstock, Woodburn, Termeil and Cockwhy in the east, Eurobodalla Shire in the south, and the Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area and the Goulburn Mulwaree Council area in the west.

Location of Sanctuary Point

Sanctuary Point

Sanctuary Point is bounded by The Wool Road and Tomerong Creek in the north, St Georges Basin in the east and south and The Old Wool Road in the west.

Location of Shoalhaven Heads

Shoalhaven Heads

Shoalhaven Heads is bounded by Seven Mile Beach National Park in the north, the Tasman Sea in the east, the Shoalhaven River and Comerong Island in the south and the locality of Coolangatta and Bolong Road in the west.

Location of St Georges Basin - Basin View

St Georges Basin - Basin View

St Georges Basin - Basin View is bounded by the Princes Highway and the locality of Tomerong in the north, the locality of Worrowing Heights, The Wool Road and The Wool Lane in the east, St Georges Basin and Wandandian Creek in the south, and the locality of Bewong in the west.

Location of Sussex Inlet - Cudmirrah and Surrounds

Sussex Inlet - Cudmirrah and Surrounds

Sussex Inlet - Cudmirrah & Surrounds is bounded by the locality of Tullarwalla and the Tullarwalla Inlet in the north, St Georges Basin and the Sussex Inlet in the east, the Tasman Sea and Berrara Creek in the south and the locality of Mondayong in the west.

Location of Ulladulla

Ulladulla

Ulladulla is bounded by the locality of Mollymook and the Princes Highway in the north, the Tasman Sea in the east, the localities of Burrill Lake and Kings Point in the south and Stony Creek and the locality of Milton in the west.

Location of Vincentia - Erowal Bay and Surrounds

Vincentia - Erowal Bay and Surrounds

Vincentia - Erowal Bay & Surrounds is bounded by the locality of Huskisson and Moona Moona Creek in the north, Jervis Bay in the east, Jervis Bay Territory, the Tasman Sea and Tomerong Creek in the south, and the localities of St Georges Basin and Tomerong in the west.

Location of West Nowra - South Nowra and Surrounds

West Nowra - South Nowra and Surrounds

West Nowra - South Nowra & Surrounds is bounded by the Shoalhaven River in the north, Nowra Creek, the locality of Nowra, Shoalhaven State Forest, Worrigee Nature Reserve, Warra Warra Road South and the Princes Highway in the east, the locality of Falls Creek, Currambene Creek and the locality of Parma in the south and the locality of Yerriyong and Calymea Creek in the west.

Location of Worrigee

Worrigee

Worrigee is bounded by the locality of Terara in the north, the locality of Brundee, Brundee Swamp Nature Reserve and the locality of Pyree in the east, Currambene State Forest and the locality of Comberton in the south and the locality of South Nowra, Old Southern Road and Westbrook Road in the west.

Location of Planning area 1

Planning area 1

Planning Area 1 is bounded by the localities of Kangaroo Valley, Wattamolla, Woodhill and Barren Grounds and the Municipality of Kiama in the north, the Tasman Sea in the east, the Crookhaven River, the locality of Comberton, the Princes Highway, the locality of Falls Creek, Currambene Creek and the locality of Parma in the south, and the locality of Yerriyong, Calymea Creek, the Shoalhaven River, the localities of Illaroo, Budgong, Browns Mountain and Red Rocks in the west.

Location of Planning area 2

Planning area 2

Planning Area 2 is bounded by Forest Road, Coonemia Road, Culburra Road and the Crookhaven River in the north, the Tasman Sea in the east, Jervis Bay in the south and Currambene Creek, the locality of Falls Creek and the Princes Highway in the west.

Location of Planning area 3

Planning area 3

Planning Area 3 is bounded by the localities of Nowra Hill and Comberton and Currambene Creek in the north, Jervis Bay in the east, Jervis Bay Territory, St Georges Basin, Wandandian Creek, the locality of Bewong and the Princes Highway in the south, and the locality of Wandandian, Cottonwood Road, Blackbutt Range Road and the localities of Yerriyong and Parma in the west.

Location of Planning area 4

Planning area 4

Planning Area 4 is bounded by the locality of Tullarwalla and the Tullarwalla Inlet in the north, St Georges Basin, the Sussex Inlet and the Tasman Sea in the east, Berrara Creek in the south, and the locality of Mondayong in the west.

Location of Planning area 5

Planning area 5

Planning Area 5 is bounded by Wents Road, Sussex Inlet Road and the locality of Sussex Inlet in the north, The Springs Road, Goonawarra Drive, the localities of Cudmirrah and Berrara, Berrara Creek and the Tasman Sea in the east, the Eurobodalla Shire in the south, and the Old Princes Highway, the localities of Brooman, Morton, Mount Kingiman, Little Forest, Pointer Mountain and Twelve Mile Peg in the west.

Location of Nowra - Bomaderry Structure Plan area

Nowra - Bomaderry Structure Plan area

The Nowra - Bomaderry Structure Plan area is located in the northern part of Shoalhaven City.

Location of Jervis Bay Territory

Jervis Bay Territory

Jervis Bay Territory is located to the east of Shoalhaven City. Jervis Bay Territory is bounded by the localities of Wrights Beach and Hyams Beach and Jervis Bay in the north, the Tasman Sea in the east and south, and Sussex Inlet and St Georges Basin in the west.

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