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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.

Wyong Shire geography

This profile provides Census data for Wyong 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.

Wyong Shire has 26 small areas:

Location of Bateau Bay - Shelly Beach

Bateau Bay - Shelly Beach

Bateau Bay - Shelly Beach is bounded by Eastern Road, Castlereagh Crescent, McColl Park, Wyong Road, Shelly Beach Road, Lindsay Street, Waterview Street, Bellevue Street, Swadling Street and the locality of Toowoon Bay in the north, the Tasman Sea in the east, Gosford City in the south and the locality of Tumbi Umbi and Sherry Street in the west.

Location of Berkeley Vale - Chittaway Bay - Glenning Valley - Fountaindale

Berkeley Vale - Chittaway Bay - Glenning Valley - Fountaindale

Berkeley Vale - Chittaway Bay - Glenning Valley - Fountaindale is bounded by Ourimbah Creek in the north, Tuggerah Lake in the east, Tumbi Umbi Creek, Wyong Road, Hillside Drive and the localities of Tumbi Umbi and Ourimbah in the south and Peach Orchard Road, Enterprise Drive and the railway line in the west.

Location of Blue Haven

Blue Haven

Blue Haven is bounded by the Freeway Connection in the north, the Pacific Highway in the east, Wallarah Creek in the south and Spring Creek in the west.

Location of Budgewoi - Halekulani - Buff Point

Budgewoi - Halekulani - Buff Point

Budgewoi - Halekulani - Buff Point is bounded by the Hammond Canal, Scenic Drive, the locality of Colongra, Macleay Drive, Lake Munmorah and generally by the locality of Budgewoi Peninsula in the north, the Tasman Sea in the east, Werepi Street and the locality of Toukley in the south and Budgewoi Lake in the west.

Location of Gorokan

Gorokan

Gorokan is bounded by the locality of Lake Haven, Westbrook Parade and Goobarabah Avenue in the north, Budgewoi Lake in the east, Tuggerah Lake in the south and Marks Road, Donald Avenue, Minnamurra Road, Wallarah Road and Lake Haven Drive in the west.

Location of Gwandalan - Summerland Point

Gwandalan - Summerland Point

Gwandalan - Summerland Point is bounded by Lake Macquarie in the north, east and west and the locality of Crangan Bay, Summerland Road and the locality of Chain Valley Bay in the south.

Location of Hamlyn Terrace - Wadalba

Hamlyn Terrace - Wadalba

Hamlyn Terrace - Wadalba is bounded by Sparks Road in the north, the Pacific Highway and the localities of Kanwal, Wyongah and Tuggerawong in the east, Jensen Road in the south and Pollock Avenue, the Pacific Highway, a line running north of the Pacific Highway and Virginia Road in the west.

Location of Kanwal - Wyongah

Kanwal - Wyongah

Kanwal - Wyongah is bounded by the locality of Lake Haven in the north, Lake Haven Drive, Wallarah Road, Minnamurra Road, Donald Avenue and Tuggerah Lake in the east, Saturday Street, Cadonia Road and the locality of Tuggerawong in the south and the locality of Wadalba and the Pacific Highway in the west.

Location of Killarney Vale

Killarney Vale

Killarney Vale is bounded by Tuggerah Lake in the north, Saltwater Creek, McLean Street, Kathleen White Crescent, parkland and Castlereagh Crescent in the east, Eastern Road in the south and Northumberland Way, Roberta Street, Wyong Road, Adelaide Street, Florence Avenue and Tumbi Umbi Creek in the west.

Location of Lake Haven - Charmhaven (part)

Lake Haven - Charmhaven (part)

Lake Haven - Charmhaven (part) is bounded by Wallarah Creek in the north, Budgewoi Lake in the east, Goobarabah Avenue, Westbrook Parade, Shropshire Street, Glendale Street, Esther Close and the locality of Kanwal in the south and the Pacific Highway in the west.

Location of Lake Munmorah - Chain Valley Bay

Lake Munmorah - Chain Valley Bay

Lake Munmorah - Chain Valley Bay is bounded by the localities of Summerland Point and Gwandalan, Lake Macquarie and Lake Macquarie City in the north, the Tasman Sea in the east, generally by the locality of Budgewoi and Lake Munmorah in the south and Saliena Avenue, the Pacific Highway and Tall Timbers Road in the west.

Location of Long Jetty - Blue Bay - Toowoon Bay

Long Jetty - Blue Bay - Toowoon Bay

Long Jetty - Blue Bay - Toowoon Bay is bounded by Norfolk Street, Boomerang Road, Warrigal Street and Boondilla Road in the north, the Tasman Sea in the east, the locality of Shelly Beach, Swadling Street, Bellevue Street, Waterview Street, Lindsay Street, Shelly Beach Road and Wyong Road in the south and McLean Street, Saltwater Creek and Tuggerah Lake in the west.

Location of Mannering Park

Mannering Park

Mannering Park is bounded by Lake Macquarie in the north, Tall Timbers Road and the locality of Doyalson North in the east, Ruttleys Road and the Pacific Highway in the south and the Mannering Inlet in the west.

Location of Noraville - Norah Head - Canton Beach

Noraville - Norah Head - Canton Beach

Noraville - Norah Head - Canton Beach is bounded by Crossingham Street, Hibbard Street, Belbowrie Street, Evans Road, Hammond Road, Bundara Road and the localities of Toukley and Budgewoi in the north, the Tasman Sea in the east, the locality of Magenta in the south and Tuggerah Lake in the west.

Location of Ourimbah - Rural South

Ourimbah - Rural South

Ourimbah - Rural South is bounded generally by the transmission line, the locality of Mardi, Old Maitland Road, the Sydney-Newcastle Freeway and the locality of Tuggerah in the north, the railway line, Enterprise Drive, Peach Orchard Road and the localities of Fountaindale and Glenning Vale in the east, Cutrock Road, Baileys Road, Mannings Road, the railway line, Teralba Street, Gosford City and Dog Trap Road in the south and Kilkenny Road, Gosford City and the transmission line in the west.

Location of Rural West - Mardi Rural

Rural West - Mardi Rural

Rural West - Mardi Rural is bounded by Walkers Ridge Forest Road, Wollombi Forest Road, Watagan Forest Road and Prickly Ridge Road in the north, Lake Macquarie City, Mandalong Road, Jilliby Jilliby Creek, the Wyong River and the Sydney-Newcastle Freeway in the east, Old Maitland Road, the locality of Kangy Angy and generally by the transmission line in the south and Gosford City in the west.

Location of San Remo - Doyalson

San Remo - Doyalson

San Remo - Doyalson is bounded by Gosford Road, Wyee Road, Lake Macquarie City and generally by the locality of Mannering Park and Ruttleys Road in the north, Tall Timbers Road, the Pacific Highway, Saliena Avenue and Lake Munmorah in the east, Macleay Drive, Kalele Avenue, Woolana Avenue, Ulana Avenue, Scenic Drive, the Hammond Canal, Budgewoi Lake and Wallarah Creek in the south and Spring Creek and the railway line in the west.

Location of The Entrance - North Entrance

The Entrance - North Entrance

The Entrance - North Entrance is bounded by the northern boundary of Wyrrabalong National Park in the north, the Tasman Sea in the east, Boondilla Road, Warrigal Street, Boomerang Road and Norfolk Street in the south and Tuggerah Lake in the west.

Location of Toukley

Toukley

Toukley is bounded by Budgewoi Lake in the north and west, the localities of Budgewoi and Noraville in the east and the locality of Noraville, Reynolds Road, Bundara Road, Evans Road, Belbowrie Street, Hibbard Street, Crossingham Street and Tuggerah Lake in the south.

Location of Tuggerah - Mardi - Chittaway Point - Tacoma South

Tuggerah - Mardi - Chittaway Point - Tacoma South

Tuggerah - Mardi - Chittaway Point - Tacoma South is bounded by the Wyong River in the north, Tuggerah Lake in the east, Ourimbah Creek and the locality of Kangy Angy in the south and the Sydney-Newcastle Freeway in the west.

Location of Tuggerawong - Tacoma - Rocky Point

Tuggerawong - Tacoma - Rocky Point

Tuggerawong - Tacoma - Rocky Point is bounded by Jensen Road, the localities of Wadalba and Wyongah and Saturday Street in the north, Tuggerah Lake in the east, the Wyong River in the south and McDonagh Road and the western boundary of HopeTown Special School in the west.

Location of Tumbi Umbi

Tumbi Umbi

Tumbi Umbi is bounded by Gordon Vaughan Road, Keever Close, Hillside Drive, Wyong Road, Tumbi Umbi Creek and Florence Avenue in the north, Adelaide Street, Wyong Road, Mackay Drive, Roberta Street, Northumberland Way, Sherry Street and the locality of Bateau Bay in the east, Gosford City, Tanderra Road, Tumbi Road and The Ridgeway in the south and an unnamed track and the locality of Glenning Valley in the west.

Location of Watanobbi

Watanobbi

Watanobbi is bounded by the locality of Warnervale in the north, the railway line in the east, Cutler Drive and Casey Drive in the south and the locality of Wyong in the west.

Location of Woongarrah - Warnervale remainder - Charmhaven (part)

Woongarrah - Warnervale remainder - Charmhaven (part)

Woongarrah - Warnervale remainder - Charmhaven (part) is bounded by Lake Macquarie City and Bushells Ridge Road in the north, the railway line, Spring Creek, Wallarah Creek and the Pacific Highway in the east, Sparks Road, Virginia Road, the railway line, the localities of Watanobbi and Wyong and the Sydney-Newcastle Freeway in the south and the Wyong River, Jilliby Jilliby Creek and Mandalong Road in the west.

Location of Wyong

Wyong

Wyong is bounded by the localities of Warnervale and Watanobbi, Casey Drive, Cutler Drive, the railway line and the northern boundary of North Wyong Industrial Estate in the north, a line running north of the Pacific Highway, the Pacific Highway, Pollock Avenue and the western boundary of HopeTown Special School in the east, the Wyong River in the south and the Sydney-Newcastle Freeway in the west.

Location of Central Coast

Central Coast

The Central Coast is located on the coastline north of Sydney and south of Lake Macquarie, between 60 and 90 kilometres north of Sydney. The Central Coast is bounded by Cessnock City, Lake Macquarie City and Lake Macquarie in the north, the Tasman Sea in the east, Broken Bay, the Hawkesbury River and Hornsby Shire in the south and Hawkesbury City in the west.

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