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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.

City of Unley geography

This profile provides Census data for the City of Unley 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 City of Unley has 23 small areas:

Location of Black Forest

Black Forest

Black Forest is bounded by the Glenelg tramway in the north, East Avenue in the east, the Noarlunga railway line in the south and South Road in the west.

Location of Clarence Park

Clarence Park

Clarence Park is bounded by Mills Street in the north, Goodwood Road in the east, Cross Road in the south and the Noarlunga railway line in the west.

Location of Everard Park

Everard Park

Everard Park is bounded by Anzac Highway in the north, Third Avenue in the east, the Glenelg tramway in the south and South Road in the west.

Location of Forestville

Forestville

Forestville is bounded by the Keswick Military Barracks in the north, the Noarlunga/Belair railway line in the east, Victoria Street and the Glenelg tramway in the south and Third Avenue in the west.

Location of Fullarton

Fullarton

Fullarton is bounded by Randolph Avenue and Fullarton Road in the north, Glen Osmond Road in the east, Fisher Street and Cheltenham Street in the south and Windsor Street in the west.

Location of Goodwood

Goodwood

Goodwood is bounded by Leader Street, Parsons Street and Simpson Parade in the north, King William Road in the east, Lanor Avenue, Clifton Street and Victoria Street in the south and the Noarlunga/Belair railway line in the west.

Location of Highgate

Highgate

Highgate is bounded by Cheltenham Street in the north, Fullarton Road in the east, Cross Road in the south and West Terrace and Balmoral Street in the west.

Location of Hyde Park

Hyde Park

Hyde Park is bounded by Opey Avenue in the north, Unley Road in the east, Northgate Street in the south and Wood Street in the west.

Location of Kings Park

Kings Park

Kings Park is bounded by the Belair railway line in the east, Cross Road in the south and Goodwood Road in the west.

Location of Malvern

Malvern

Malvern is bounded by Cremorne Road in the north, Windsor Street, Balmoral Street and West Terrace in the east, Cross Road in the south and Unley Road in the west.

Location of Millswood

Millswood

Millswood is bounded by Victoria Street, Angus Street and Lanor Avenue in the north, Wood Street in the east, Malcolm Street and Lynton Avenue in the south and East Avenue in the west.

Location of Myrtle Bank

Myrtle Bank

Myrtle Bank is bounded by Fisher Street in the north, Glen Osmond Road in the east, Cross Road in the south and Fullarton Road in the west.

Location of Parkside

Parkside

Parkside is bounded by Greenhill Road in the north, Glen Osmond Road and Fullarton Road in the east, Randolph Avenue in the south and Windsor Street, Maud Street and Unley Road in the west.

Location of Unley

Unley

Unley is bounded by Greenhill Road in the north, Unley Road, Maud Street and Windsor Street in the east, Cremorne Street and Opey Avenue in the south and King William Road in the west.

Location of Unley Park

Unley Park

Unley Park is bounded by Malcolm Street and Northgate Street in the north, Unley Road in the east, Cross Road in the south and the Belair railway line in the west.

Location of Wayville

Wayville

Wayville is bounded by Greenhill Road in the north, King William Road in the east, Simpson Parade, Parsons Street, Leader Street, the Noarlunga/Belair railway line and the southern boundary of the Keswick Military Barracks in the south and the Anzac Highway in the west.

Location of Fullarton Ward

Fullarton Ward

Fullarton Ward is bounded by Wattle Street in the north, Glen Osmond Road in the east, Cross Road in the south and West Terrace, Dover Street and Duthy Street in the west.

Location of Goodwood South Ward

Goodwood South Ward

Goodwood South Ward is bounded by the tramway and Victoria Street in the north, Goodwood Road in the east, Cross Road in the south and South Road in the west.

Location of Goodwood Ward

Goodwood Ward

Goodwood Ward is bounded by Greenhill Road in the north, the tramway, Bendall Avenue, John Street, Albert Street and Weller Street in the east, Lanor Avenue, Clifton Street, Goodwood Road, Victoria Street and the tramway in the south and South Road and the Anzac Highway in the west.

Location of Parkside Ward

Parkside Ward

Parkside Ward is bounded by Greenhill Road in the north, Glen Osmond Road in the east, Wattle Street in the south and Duthy Street, Maud Street and Porter Street in the west.

Location of Unley Park Ward

Unley Park Ward

Unley Park Ward is bounded by Clifton Street, Hardy Street, Lanor Avenue, Weller Street, Mitchell Street, Park Street and Wattle Street in the north, Duthy Street, Dover Street and West Terrace in the east, Cross Road in the south and Goodwood Road in the west.

Location of Unley Ward

Unley Ward

Unley Ward is bounded by Greenhill Road in the north, Porter Street, Maud Street and Duthy Street in the east, Wattle Street, Park Street and Mitchell Street in the south and Weller Street, Albert Street, John Street, Bendall Avenue and the tramway in the west.

Location of Eastern Region Alliance area

Eastern Region Alliance area

The Eastern Region Alliance area is located to the east of the Adelaide CBD. The Eastern Region Alliance area is bounded by the Cities of Salisbury and Playford in the north, the Adelaide Hills Council area in the east, the Cities of Mitcham, Marion and West Torrens in the south, and the Cities of Adelaide, Charles Sturt and Port Adelaide Enfield in the west.