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Tamworth Regional Council

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.

Tamworth Regional Council geography

This profile provides Census data for Tamworth Regional Council 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.

Tamworth Regional Council has 17 small areas:

Location of Barraba - Rural North

Barraba - Rural North

Barraba - Rural North is located in the far north of the Tamworth Regional Council area. Barraba - Rural North is bounded by Gwydir Shire in the north, Uralla Shire in the east, the localities of Warrabah, Namoi River, Upper Manilla and Borah Creek in the south, and Narrabri Shire in the west.

Location of Calala (Residential)

Calala (Residential)

Calala (Residential) is located to the south of the Tamworth CBD. Calala (Residential) is bounded by the locality of East Tamworth in the north, the non-urban parts of Calala in the east and south, and Goonoo Goonoo Creek and the locality of South Tamworth in the west.

Location of Eastern Highlands

Eastern Highlands

Eastern Highlands is located in the far east of the Tamworth Regional Council area. Eastern Highlands is bounded by Uralla Shire in the north, Walcha Shire in the east, Mulla Mulla Creek and the localities of Ogunbil, Woolomin and Loomberah in the south, and the Peel River and the localities of Nemingha, Tintinhull, Daruka, Moore Creek, Attunga, Halls Creek, Watsons Creek and Warrabah in the west.

Location of Hillvue

Hillvue

Hillvue is located to the south-west of the Tamworth CBD. Hillvue is bounded by Hillvue Road, Wilburtree Street and Calala Lane in the north, Goonoo Goonoo Creek in the east, Burgmanns Lane and the locality of Warral in the south, and the railway line in the west.

Location of Manilla and District

Manilla and District

Manilla and District is located in the central north of the Tamworth Regional Council area. Manilla and District is bounded by the localities of Banoon, Longarm, Red Hill, Woodsreef and Thirloene in the north, Uralla Shire and the localities of Retreat and Bendemeer in the east, the localities of Moonbi, Garthowen, Attunga and Somerton and the Peel River in the south, and Gunnedah Shire in the west.

Location of Moore Creek - Daruka - Tintinhull - Hallsville

Moore Creek - Daruka - Tintinhull - Hallsville

Moore Creek - Daruka - Tintinhull - Hallsville is located to the north of the Tamworth CBD. Moore Creek - Daruka - Tintinhull - Hallsville is bounded by the locality of Attunga in the north, the localities of Moonbi and Kootingal in the east, the Cockburn River and the localities of Nemingha, East Tamworth and North Tamworth and Browns Lane in the south, and the Peel River in the west.

Location of North Tamworth

North Tamworth

North Tamworth is located to the north of the Tamworth CBD. North Tamworth is bounded by Browns Lane and a line running continuous of Browns Lane in the north, the locality of Daruka in the east, the locality of East Tamworth, Daruka Road, Janison Street, Darling Street, the railway line and the Peel River in the south, and the locality of Oxley Vale in the west.

Location of Nundle - Rural South

Nundle - Rural South

Nundle - Rural South is located in the far south of the Tamworth Regional Council area. Nundle - Rural South is bounded by Swamp Creek and the localities of Goonoo Goonoo, Loomberah, Dungowan and Weabonga in the north, Walcha Shire in the east, Upper Hunter Shire in the south, and Liverpool Plains Shire in the west.

Location of Oxley Vale

Oxley Vale

Oxley Vale is located to the north-west of the Tamworth CBD. Oxley Vale is bounded by a line running continuous of Browns Lane and Browns Lane in the north, the locality of North Tamworth in the east, and the Peel River in the south and west.

Location of South Tamworth

South Tamworth

South Tamworth is located to the south-west of the Tamworth CBD. South Tamworth is bounded by Kent Street, a line running continuous of Kent Street and the New England Highway in the north, the Peel River, Calala Creek and the locality of Calala in the east, Calala Lane, the New England Highway, Wilburtree Street and Hillvue Road in the south, and the railway line in the west.

Location of Tamworth CBD - East Tamworth

Tamworth CBD - East Tamworth

Tamworth CBD - East Tamworth is bounded by Daruka Road and the locality of North Tamworth in the north, the localities of Tintinhull and Nemingha in the east, the localities of Calala and South Tamworth in the south, and the Peel River, the railway line, Darling Street and Janison Street in the west.

Location of Warral - Kingswood - Nemingha - Calala (Rural)

Warral - Kingswood - Nemingha - Calala (Rural)

Warral - Kingswood - Nemingha - Calala (Rural) is located to the south of the Tamworth CBD. Warral - Kingswood - Nemingha - Calala (Rural) is bounded by Heiligmans Lane, the locality of Westdale, Werris Creek Road, the locality of Hillvue, Burgmanns Lane, Goonoo Goonoo Creek, the urban extent of Calala, the localities of East Tamworth and Tintinhull, Seven Mile Creek and the Cockburn River in the north, the localities of Kootingal and Piallamore and the Peel River in the east, the localities of Loomberah, Timbumburi and Duri in the south, and the locality of Bithramere in the west.

Location of West Tamworth (Central)

West Tamworth (Central)

West Tamworth (Central) is located to the west of the Tamworth CBD. West Tamworth (Central) is bounded by the Peel River in the north, the New England Highway in the east, Kent Street in the south, and the railway line in the west.

Location of West Tamworth (Coledale)

West Tamworth (Coledale)

West Tamworth (Coledale) is located to the west of the Tamworth CBD. West Tamworth (Coledale) is bounded by the Oxley Highway and Gunnedah Road in the north, the railway line in the east, the locality of Warral in the south, and the locality of Westdale in the west.

Location of Westdale - Taminda

Westdale - Taminda

Westdale - Taminda is located to the west of the Tamworth CBD. Westdale - Taminda is bounded by the Peel River in the north, the railway line, Gunnedah Road, the Oxley Highway and the locality of West Tamworth in the east, the locality of Warral and Heiligmans Lane in the south, and Duri Wallamore Road and Bowlers Lane in the west.

Location of Western Rural

Western Rural

Western Rural is located in the west of the Tamworth Regional Council area. Western Rural is bounded by the Peel River and the localities of Rushes Creek, Klori, Garthowen, Moonbi and Moore Creek in the north, the Peel River, Bowlers Lane, Duri Wallamore Road, the localities of Warral and Calala, the Peel River and the locality of Dungowan in the east, the localities of Woolomin, Nundle and Garoo in the south, and Liverpool Plains Shire and Gunnedah Shire in the west.

Location of Tamworth Urban Area

Tamworth Urban Area

Tamworth Urban Area is bounded by the localities of Attunga and Moonbi in the north, the localities of Kootingal and Piallamore in the east, the localities of Loomberah, Timbumburi and Duri in the south, and the localities of Bithramere, Winton, Wallamore, Gidley and Appleby in the west.

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