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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.

Warringah Council area geography

This profile provides Census data for Warringah Council area 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.

Warringah Council area has 21 small areas:

Location of Allambie Heights

Allambie Heights

Allambie Heights is bounded by Aquatic Drive, Allambie Road, Rodborough Road, Ethie Road and Owen Stanley Avenue in the north, the Peninsula Industrial Estate, Allenby Park Parade, Lyly Road, the southern edge of TAFE NSW Northern Sydney Institute, Old Pittwater Road and Condamine Road in the east, Manly Creek, Bangaroo Street and Manning Street in the south, and the southern edge of Wakehurst Golf Club and Wakehurst Parkway in the west.

Location of Beacon Hill

Beacon Hill

Beacon Hill is bounded by Oxford Falls Road and the locality of Oxford Falls in the north, Alkira Circuit, Towradgi Street, Parr Parade, Careden Avenue, McIntosh Road, Eltham Street, Monaro Place, Warri Close, Warringah Road and Beacon Hill Road in the east, the suburbs of Brookvale and Allambie Heights in the south, and the suburb of Frenchs Forest in the west.

Location of Belrose - Oxford Falls

Belrose - Oxford Falls

Belrose - Oxford Falls is bounded by Mona Vale Road, Forest Way and the localities of Terrey Hills and Ingleside in the north, the suburb of Cromer and Willandra Road in the east, Lady Penrhyn Drive, the northern edge of Red Hill Reserve, Brooker Avenue, Oxford Falls Road and the suburbs of Frenchs Forest and Davidson in the south, and Middle Harbour Creek in the west.

Location of Brookvale

Brookvale

Brookvale is bounded by the suburbs of Beacon Hill and Narraweena in the north, Harbord Road in the east, Wattle Road, Short Street, William Street, Condamine Street, Old Pittwater Road, the southern edge of TAFE NSW Northern Sydney Institute and Lyly Road in the south, and Allenby Park Parade, the eastern edge of Allenby Park, the northern edge of Peninsula Industrial Estate, Beacon Hill Road and Aperta Place in the west.

Location of Collaroy - Wheeler Heights

Collaroy - Wheeler Heights

Collaroy - Wheeler Heights is bounded generally by Lantana Avenue, Veterans Parade, Edgecliffe Boulevard and Wetherill Street in the north, the Tasman Sea in the east, Dee Why Lagoon, Pittwater Road and South Creek Road East in the south, and generally by Parkes Road, Penrith Avenue, South Creek Road and the South Creek in the west.

Location of Cromer

Cromer

Cromer is bounded by Wakehurst Parkway in the north, the Narrabeen Lakes, South Creek, South Creek Road, Penrith Avenue, Parkes Road, South Creek Road East and Campbell Avenue in the east, Lynwood Avenue, Gould Avenue, the southern edge of Lillihina Reserve, Pertaka Place and Willandra Road in the south, and Little Willandra Road, Wheeler Creek and the locality of Oxford Falls in the west.

Location of Curl Curl - North Curl Curl

Curl Curl - North Curl Curl

Curl Curl - North Curl Curl is bounded generally by Headland Road in the north, the Tasman Sea in the east, generally by Wyndora Avenue, Loch Street, Wyadra Avenue, Cooksey Avenue, Gardere Avenue, Corella Street and Brighton Street in the south, and Harbord Road in the west.

Location of Davidson

Davidson

Davidson is bounded by Middle Harbour Creek in the north and west, Garigal National Park, Stone Parade, Borgnis Street, Andrew Street, Ashworth Avenue, Frenchs Forest Bushland Cemetery, Kambora Avenue and Pound Avenue in the east, and Mimosa Street, John Oxley Drive, McBrien Place and the suburb of Frenchs Forest in the south.

Location of Dee Why

Dee Why

Dee Why is bounded generally by Lynwood Avenue, Campbell Avenue and South Creek Road in the north, the Tasman Sea in the east, generally by Headland Road, Harbord Road and Warringah Road in the south, and Victor Road in the west.

Location of Forestville

Forestville

Forestville is bounded by Carroll Creek in the north, the reserve, Fitzpatrick Avenue West, Warringah Road, Maxwell Parade, Currie Road and Forestville Park in the east, the suburb of Killarney Heights, Lanford Avenue and Warringah Road in the south, and Middle Harbour in the west.

Location of Frenchs Forest

Frenchs Forest

Frenchs Forest is bounded by Ashworth Avenue, Lockwood Avenue, Glen Street, Pringle Avenue, Bambara Road, Prince Charles Road, Wearden Road and the locality of Oxford Falls in the north, Oxford Falls Road and the suburb of Beacon Hill in the east, the industrial area, Rodborough Road, Allambie Road, Aquatic Drive, Aquatic Reserve, Wakehurst Parkway, Garigal National Park, Forestville Park, Currie Road, Maxwell Parade, Warringah Road, Fitzpatrick Avenue West, Salerno Street and Carroll Creek in the south, and Middle Harbour Creek and the suburb of Davidson in the west.

Location of Freshwater

Freshwater

Freshwater is bounded by Brighton Street, Corella Street, Gardere Avenue, Cooksey Avenue, Wyadra Avenue, Batho Street, Loch Street and Wyndora Avenue in the north, the Tasman Sea in the east, generally by Undercliffe Road, Oliver Street and Pittwater Road in the south, and Hillcrest Place, McDonald Street, Marlborough Avenue, Ozone Street, Wyadra Avenue and Harbord Road in the west.

Location of Killarney Heights

Killarney Heights

Killarney Heights is bounded by the suburb of Forestville and Forestville Park in the north, Wakehurst Parkway in the east, the Manly Council area and Bantry Bay in the south, and Middle Harbour and Warringah Road in the west.

Location of Manly Vale

Manly Vale

Manly Vale is bounded by the waterway in the north, Addiscombe Road in the east, Kenneth Road and Burnt Bridge Creek in the south, and the suburb of North Balgowlah in the west.

Location of Narrabeen

Narrabeen

Narrabeen is bounded by the Narrabeen Lagoon in the north and west, the Tasman Sea in the east, and generally by Wetherill Street and Edgecliffe Boulevard in the south.

Location of Narraweena

Narraweena

Narraweena is bounded by Willandra Road, Pertaka Place, Gould Avenue and Lynwood Avenue in the north, Victor Road in the east, the suburb of Brookvale in the south, and Lascelles Road, Warri Close, Monaro Place, McIntosh Road, Careden Avenue, Parr Parade, Alkira Circuity and Willandra Road in the west.

Location of North Balgowlah

North Balgowlah

North Balgowlah is bounded by Manning Street, Bangaroo Street and Kalaui Street in the north, the suburb of Manly Vale in the north-east and east, Burnt Bridge Creek in the south, and Clontarf Street in the west.

Location of North Manly

North Manly

North Manly is bounded by William Street, Short Street and Wattle Road in the north, Harbord Road, Wyadra Avenue, Ozone Street, Marlborough Road, Waiwera Avenue and Pittwater Road in the east, Manly Creek and Brookvale Creek in the south, and Condamine Street in the west.

Location of Queenscliff

Queenscliff

Queenscliff is bounded generally by Undercliffe Road in the north, the Tasman Sea in the east, the Manly Council area in the south, and generally by Oliver Street in the west.

Location of Terrey Hills - Duffys Forest - Cottage Point

Terrey Hills - Duffys Forest - Cottage Point

Terrey Hills - Duffys Forest - Cottage Point is bounded by Coal and Candle Creek, General San Martin Drive and West Head Road in the north, McCarrs Creek Right Hand Branch, Mona Vale Road, the eastern edge of Garigal National Park, Deep Creek and Wakehurst Parkway in the east, Wakehurst Parkway, the localities of Oxford Falls and Belrose, Forest Way and Mona Vale Road in the south, and Cowan Creek in the west.

Location of SHOROC Region

SHOROC Region

The SHOROC (Shore Regional Organisation of Councils) Region is located to the north of the Sydney CBD. The SHOROC Region is bordered by the Ku-ring-gai Council area in the west, and by water on three sides; the Hawkesbury River in the north, the Tasman Sea in the east, and Sydney Harbour in the south.

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