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City of West Torrens

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.

City of West Torrens geography

This profile provides Census data for the City of West Torrens 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 West Torrens has 22 small areas:

Location of Brooklyn Park - Adelaide Airport

Brooklyn Park - Adelaide Airport

Brooklyn Park - Adelaide Airport is bounded by Sir Donald Bradman Drive, May Terrace and Henley Beach Road in the north, Marion Road, Ralph Street and the eastern boundary of the Adelaide Airport in the east, James Melrose Road and Warren Avenue in the south and Tapleys Hill Road in the west.

Location of Camden Park

Camden Park

Camden Park is bounded by Mooringe Avenue in the north, Streeters Road, a line running continuous of Streeters Road and Paget Street in the east, the tramway in the south and Morphett Road in the west.

Location of Cowandilla - Hilton

Cowandilla - Hilton

Cowandilla - Hilton is bounded by Hounslow Avenue, Bagot Avenue and Darebin Street in the north, South Road in the east, Davenport Terrace, Brooker Terrace and the drain in the south and Marion Road in the west.

Location of Fulham - West Beach

Fulham - West Beach

Fulham - West Beach is bounded by the City of Charles Sturt in the north and west, the River Torrens and Tapleys Hill Road in the east and Boat Harbour, Military Road and the suburb of Glenelg North in the south.

Location of Kurralta Park - Glandore

Kurralta Park - Glandore

Kurralta Park - Glandore is bounded by Barwell Avenue in the north, South Road in the east, the tramway in the south and Beckman Street, Gray Street, Garfield Avenue and McArthur Avenue in the west.

Location of Lockleys

Lockleys

Lockleys is bounded by the River Torrens in the north, a line running continuous of Mellor Avenue and Mellor Avenue in the east, Henley Beach Road, May Terrace and Sir Donald Bradman Drive in the south and Tapleys Hill Road and the River Torrens in the west.

Location of Marleston - Ashford - Keswick

Marleston - Ashford - Keswick

Marleston - Ashford - Keswick is bounded by Richmond Road in the north, the Anzac Highway in the east, South Road, Barwell Avenue, Moss Avenue and Galway Avenue in the south and Marion Road in the west.

Location of Mile End

Mile End

Mile End is bounded by Henley Beach Road, South Road and Kintore Street in the north, East Terrace and the railway line in the east, Sir Donald Bradman Drive, South Road, Darebin Street and Bagot Avenue in the south and Hounslow Avenue and Rankine Road in the west.

Location of North Plympton - Netley

North Plympton - Netley

North Plympton - Netley is bounded by Richmond Road, Marion Road and Galway Avenue in the north, Birdwood Terrace in the east, Mooringe Avenue in the south and Morphett Road and the Adelaide Airport in the west.

Location of Novar Gardens - Glenelg North

Novar Gardens - Glenelg North

Novar Gardens - Glenelg North consists of two sections. The western section is bounded by the suburb of West Beach in the north, Tapleys Hill Road in the east, Anderson Avenue in the south and Holdfast Bay in the west. The eastern section is bounded by Warren Avenue and James Melrose Road in the north, Morphett Road in the east, the City of Holdfast Bay in the south and McCann Avenue, Bonython Avenue and Shannon Avenue in the west.

Location of Plympton

Plympton

Plympton is bounded by Mooringe Avenue and Birdwood Terrace in the north, Garfield Avenue, Gray Street and Beckman Street in the east, the tramway in the south and Padget Street, a line running continuous of Streeters Road and Streeters Road in the west.

Location of Richmond - West Richmond - Mile End South

Richmond - West Richmond - Mile End South

Richmond - West Richmond - Mile End South is bounded by the drain, Brooker Terrace, Davenport Terrace, South Road and Sir Donald Bradman Drive in the north, the railway line in the east, Richmond Road in the south and Morley Street and the Adelaide Airport in the west.

Location of Thebarton

Thebarton

Thebarton is bounded by the River Torrens in the north, Port Road in the east, Kintore Street in the south and South Road in the west.

Location of Torrensville

Torrensville

Torrensville is bounded by the River Torrens in the north, South Road in the east, Henley Beach Road, Rankine Road and Hounslow Avenue in the south and Marion Road, Henley Beach Road and Hardys Road in the west.

Location of Underdale

Underdale

Underdale is bounded by the River Torrens in the north, Hardys Road in the east, Henley Beach Road in the south and Mellor Avenue and a line running continuous of Mellor Avenue in the west.

Location of Airport Ward

Airport Ward

Airport Ward is bounded by Henley Beach Road in the north, Marion Road, Sir Donald Bradman Drive, Clifford Street and the eastern boundary of the Adelaide Airport in the east, the southern boundary of the Adelaide Airport, James Melrose Road, Warren Avenue, Tapleys Hill Road and Anderson Avenue in the south and the Gulf St Vincent, a line running continuous of Siesta Avenue, Siesta Avenue, Cambridge Avenue, Mayfair Drive and Burnley Street in the west.

Location of Hilton Ward

Hilton Ward

Hilton Ward is bounded by Henley Beach Road in the north, Bagot Avenue, Tarragon Street, South Road, Davenport Terrace, Milner Road, Kingston Avenue and Brooker Terrace in the east, Richmond Road in the south and the eastern boundary of the Adelaide Airport, Clifford Street, Sir Donald Bradman Drive and Marion Road in the west.

Location of Keswick Ward

Keswick Ward

Keswick Ward is bounded by Ballara Street and James Congdon Drive in the north, the railway line in the east, Anzac Highway, South Road and the tramway in the south and Beckman Street, Gray Street, Urrbrae Terrace, Birdwood Terrace, Murdoch Avenue, Marion Road, Galway Avenue, Grove Avenue, Brooker Terrace, Kingston Avenue, Milner Road, Davenport Terrace and South Road in the west.

Location of Lockleys Ward

Lockleys Ward

Lockleys Ward is bounded by the River Torrens in the north, West Street, Ashley Street and Holbrooks Road in the east, Henley Beach Road in the south and Everest Street in the west.

Location of Morphett Ward

Morphett Ward

Morphett Ward is bounded by Warren Avenue, James Melrose Road, Morphett Road, Mooringe Avenue, Streeters Road, Errington Street, Osborne Terrace and Lydia Street in the north, Marion Road in the east, Wattle Terrace, Anzac Highway, Ferguson Street and Ronald Terrace in the south and Pine Avenue, Burrupa Avenue, Shannon Avenue, McCann Avenue, Bonython Avenue and Shannon Avenue in the west.

Location of Plympton Ward

Plympton Ward

Plympton Ward is bounded by Richmond Road in the north, Grove Avenue, Galway Avenue, Marion Road, Murdoch Avenue, Birdwood Terrace, Urrbrae Terrace, Gray Street and Beckman Street in the east, the tramway, Marion Road, Lydia Street, Osborne Terrace, Errington Street, Streeters Road and Mooringe Avenue in the south and Morphett Road and the eastern boundary of the Adelaide Airport in the west.

Location of Thebarton Ward

Thebarton Ward

Thebarton Ward is bounded by the River Torrens in the north, Port Road, East Terrace and James Congdon Drive in the east, Ballara Street, South Road, Tarragon Street and Bagot Avenue in the south and Henley Beach Road, Holbrooks Road, Ashley Street and West Street in the west.

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