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Wollondilly 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.

Wollondilly Shire geography

This profile provides Census data for Wollondilly 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.

Wollondilly Shire has 13 small areas:

Location of Appin - Cataract - Darkes Forest

Appin - Cataract - Darkes Forest

Appin - Cataract - Darkes Forest is bounded by Campbelltown City in the north, Wollongong City in the east, Wingecarribee Shire in the south, and the locality of Wilton, Cascade Creek and the Cataract and Nepean Rivers in the west.

Location of Bargo - Yanderra - Pheasants Nest

Bargo - Yanderra - Pheasants Nest

Bargo - Yanderra - Pheasants Nest is bounded by the Bargo and Nepean Rivers in the north, the Nepean River in the east, Wingecarribee Shire and the Hume Highway in the south, and the Bargo River in the west.

Location of Buxton - Couridjah

Buxton - Couridjah

Buxton - Couridjah is bounded by the locality of Thirlmere, Slides Road and Nattai Street in the north, the locality of Tahmoor, East Street and the Bargo River in the east, Wingecarribee Shire in the south, and the locality of Lakesland in the west.

Location of Camden Park - Mount Hunter - Cawdor

Camden Park - Mount Hunter - Cawdor

Camden Park - Mount Hunter - Cawdor is bounded by Flaggy Creek, the Mount Hunter Rivulet, Burragorang Road, Fosters Lane, Westbrook Road, Cawdor Road, the transmission line, Griffiths Avenue and Navigation Creek in the north, the Nepean River and the locality of Menangle in the east, Remembrance Driveway and the localities of Razorback and Picton in the south, and the localities of The Oaks and Glenmore in the west.

Location of Douglas Park - Wilton

Douglas Park - Wilton

Douglas Park - Wilton is bounded by the Nepean River and the localities of Razorback and Menangle in the north, the Nepean and Cataract Rivers, Cascade Creek and the locality of Cataract in the east, Wingecarribee Shire in the south, and the Nepean River in the west.

Location of Menangle - Razorback

Menangle - Razorback

Menangle - Razorback is bounded by the localities of Mount Hunter and Cawdor, Remembrance Driveway and the locality of Camden Park in the north, the Nepean River in the east, the locality of Douglas Park and the Nepean River in the south, and the locality of Picton in the west.

Location of Oakdale - Nattai - National Park

Oakdale - Nattai - National Park

Oakdale - Nattai - National Park is bounded by Blue Mountains City in the north, the Warragamba River, Werriberri Creek, the localities of The Oaks, Mowbray Park and Lakesland and the Little River in the east, Wingecarribee Shire and the Wollondilly River in the south, and Murruin Creek and the Oberon Council area in the west.

Location of Orangeville - Werombi and District

Orangeville - Werombi and District

Orangeville - Werombi & District is bounded by the locality of Silverdale and the southern edge of Gulguer Nature Reserve in the north, the Nepean River and Sickles Creek in the east, Burragorang Road, Mount Hunter Rivulet, Flaggy Creek, Tabers Creek, the locality of The Oaks and Silverdale Road in the south, and Werriberri Creek in the west.

Location of Picton - Mowbray Park - Maldon

Picton - Mowbray Park - Maldon

Picton - Mowbray Park - Maldon is bounded by the localities of The Oaks and Mount Hunter in the north, the locality of Razorback and the main southern railway line in the east, the Nepean River, the localities of Tahmoor and Thirlmere and the Cedar and Stonequarry Creeks in the south, and the localities of Lakesland and Oakdale in the west.

Location of Tahmoor

Tahmoor

Tahmoor is bounded by Myrtle Creek in the north, the Nepean River in the east, the Bargo River and the locality of Buxton in the south, and the localities of Couridjah and Thirlmere in the west.

Location of The Oaks - Belimbla Park - Glenmore

The Oaks - Belimbla Park - Glenmore

The Oaks - Belimbla Park - Glenmore is bounded by the locality of Orangeville in the north, the locality of Mount Hunter in the east, the locality of Mowbray Park in the south, and the locality of Oakdale in the west.

Location of Thirlmere - Lakesland

Thirlmere - Lakesland

Thirlmere - Lakesland is bounded by Sheehys Creek Road, the locality of Oakdale, Rockbarton Road, Barkers Lodge Road, Fergusson Road, the locality of Mowbray Park and the Stone Quarry, Cedar and Matthews Creeks in the north, the localities of Picton and Tahmoor and Nattai Street in the east, Slides Road, the locality of Couridjah, West Parade, the locality of Buxton and Wingecarribee Shire in the south, and the Little River in the west.

Location of Wallacia - Warragamba - Silverdale

Wallacia - Warragamba - Silverdale

Wallacia - Warragamba - Silverdale is bounded by the Nepean River in the north and north-east, Liverpool City and the Nepean River in the south-east, the southern edge of Gulguer Nature Reserve and the locality of Werombi in the south, and Werriberri Creek and the Warragamba River in the west.

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