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South Gippsland Shire

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.

South Gippsland Shire geography

This profile provides Census data for South Gippsland Shire 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.

South Gippsland Shire has 8 small areas:

Location of Korumburra

Korumburra

Korumburra is bounded by the localities of Loch, Poowong East and Ranceby in the north, the localities of Arawata and Kardella, Kardella Road, Stevens Road, the South Gippsland Highway, Old Leongatha Road, Hardwicks Road, Korumburra South Road and Wallace Road in the east, the locality of Korumburra South in the south, and the localities of Jumbunna and Whitelaw, Sullivan Road, Korumburra-Bena Road and the locality of Bena in the west.

Location of Leongatha

Leongatha

Leongatha is bounded by the locality of Ruby, Wild Dog Valley Road and the locality of Leongatha North in the north, the Strzelecki Highway, Myers Road, Mardan Road and the Tarwin River West Branch in the east, the locality of Nerrena, the Tarwin River West Branch, Carmodys Road, the South Gippsland Highway, the locality of Leongatha South and Racecourse Road in the south, and the localities of Korumburra South and Kardella South in the west.

Location of Mirboo North - Baromi

Mirboo North - Baromi

Mirboo North - Baromi is bounded by the localities of Allambee Reserve, Allambee South and Baw Baw Shire in the north, the localities of Delburn, Darlimurla, Boolarra South and Mirboo in the east, the locality of Mardan in the south, and the localities of Berrys Creek and Hallston in the west.

Location of Nyora - Poowong and District

Nyora - Poowong and District

Nyora - Poowong and District is bounded by Cardinia and Baw Baw Shires in the north, the Lang Lang River and the locality of Poowong East in the east, the localities of Korumburra, Bena and Jeetho in the south, and Loch-Wonthaggi Road, Colliers Road, Boundary Road, the South Gippsland Highway and Cardinia Shire in the west.

Location of Rural North East

Rural North East

Rural North East is bounded by Baw Baw Shire and the locality of Mirboo North in the north, Latrobe City and Wellington Shire in the east, the localities of Toora North and Mount Best, the Franklin River, the locality of Wonga, Boolarra-Foster Road and the localities of Foster, Foster North, Stony Creek and Meeniyan in the south, and the localities of Nerrena, Leongatha, Kardella South, Korumburra, Poowong and Poowong North in the west.

Location of Rural West

Rural West

Rural West is bounded by the localities of Loch, Korumburra, Kardella and Leongatha and the Tarwin River West Branch in the north, the localities of Koorooman, Dumbalk and Meeniyan in the east, the localities of Tarwin and Pound Creek, the Bass Highway, Wares Road, Meeks Road, Outtrim-Inverloch Road, Scotts Estate Road, Stewarts Road, Inverloch-Kongwak Road and Bass Coast Shire in the south, and Korumburra-Wonthaggi Road, Bena-Kongwak Road, Sheepways Road and Bass Coast Shire in the west.

Location of South East Coastal District

South East Coastal District

South East Coastal District is bounded by the localities of Dollar, Woorarra West, Boolarong and Gunyah and Devils Pinch Road in the north, Wellington Shire in the north-east, Bass Strait in the east and south, and the localities of Tarwin Lower, Buffalo and Stony Creek in the west.

Location of South West Coastal District

South West Coastal District

South West Coastal District is bounded by Wares Road, the Bass Highway, the localities of Leongatha South, Koonwarra, Nerrena and Dumbalk in the north, the localities of Dollar, Foster North, Fish Creek and Walkerville in the east, Bass Strait in the south and south-west, and Pound Creek, Inverloch-Venus Bay Road, Pound Creek Road, the Bass Highway and Stuchberry Road in the north-west.

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