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2975.0.55.017 - Census Working Paper 96/4 - Fact Sheet 17 - 1996 Miscellaneous Collection Districts, 1996  
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1996 CENSUS OF POPULATION AND HOUSING
FACT SHEET 17
1996 MISCELLANEOUS COLLECTION DISTRICTS


There are a number of Collection Districts (CDs) that are not like the majority of normal CDs and often require some explanation. These CDs are generally referred to as Miscellaneous CDs and fall into 5 basic types: Point CDs, Water CDs, Off-shore CDs, Shipping CDs and Migratory CDs. Due to their specific nature these CDs can not be accurately represented geographically by digital boundaries and are represented graphically by symbols or as symbolic circular boundaries.


MAJOR WATERWAY COLLECTION DISTRICTS

Water CDs are assigned to bodies of water that are required to be separated from the land area for enumeration and dissemination purposes. For example, sections of Sydney Harbour where people are likely to be resident on vessels on Census night.

For the 1991 Census, problems were caused where Water CDs contained dwellings and people. Theoretically, in output products this was possible as people live on the water in houseboats and the like. For mapping purposes, however, this is highly undesirable, as data appear in waterways.

For the 1996 Census, Water CDs have a default land-based CD to which they are linked, usually by a connection to the population within the Water CD (e.g. where persons are likely to come ashore). Any person enumerated in a Water CD is transferred to the default land-based CD at the time that the Census forms are processed. This is to ensure no persons are mapped in waterways. Water CDs therefore do not have any statistical data associated with them, they are nil CDs.


Below is how Water CDs and Off-shore CDs, Shipping CDs and Migratory CDs will be represented as graphic objects in the boundary files for CDATA96 and the digital boundaries for dissemination.



The blue triangle is the size and shape of the Water CDs.

The black star is the size and shape of the Off-shore CDs, Shipping CDs and Migratory CDs.

The objects are actual polygons and not symbols. These have been used instead of point symbols as the point symbols stay at a constant display size at whatever zoom the users is at. Meaning, the symbols would stand out regardless of whether you are looking at the state or just the capital city.

For the purposes of dissemination via secondary distributors these miscellaneous CD boundaries will be stored in separate files. For CDATA96 they have been combined with the standard CD boundaries.

List of Water CDs for 1996



      1996 Water CDs
      Description

      NSW
      1070311
      Chinderah Bay (Tweed River)
      1071609
      Terranora Broadwater (Terranora Creek)
      1071610
      Terranora Inlet (Tweed River)
      1080511
      Coffs Harbour
      1100314
      Fullerton Cove/Hunter River
      1100315
      Newcastle Harbour
      1101307
      Throsby Creek
      1111112
      Port Stephens
      1120608
      Lake Macquarie
      1122410
      Lake Entrance (Lake Macquarie)
      1162110
      Lake Albert
      1191212
      Wollongong Harbour
      1192112
      Lake Illawarra (North)
      1192610
      Lake Illawarra (South)
      1210211
      Munmorah Lake
      1210716
      Budgewoi Lake / Tuggerah Lake
      1211312
      Tuggerah Entrance
      1220810
      Wamberal Lagoon (Gosford)
      1221009
      Avoca Lake (Gosford)
      1221301
      Brisbane Water (Gosford)
      1221304
      Booker Bay/Hardys Bay (Brisbane Water)
      1221411
      Fagans Bay (Gosford)
      1222111
      Woy Woy Bay (Gosford)
      1240108
      Pittwater
      1240901
      Narrabeen Lakes
      1241411
      Middle Harbour/Bantry Bay
      1242009
      Dee Why Lagoon
      1250210
      Berowra Creek / Cowan Creek (Hawkesbury River)
      1310104
      Woronora River / Georges River
      1310813
      Oyster Bay (Georges River)
      1311509
      Quibray Bay
      1311512
      Gwawley Bay (Georges River)
      1311513
      Woolooware Bay
      1312313
      Port Hacking
      1312611
      Georges River (Sylvania)
      1331111
      Parramatta River (Ermington)
      1340113
      Powells Creek (Homebush Bay)
      1342613
      Little Salt Pan Creek (Georges River)
      1360111
      Salt Pan Creek North (Georges River)
      1360210
      Salt Pan Creek South (Georges River)
      1361013
      Jew Fish Bay / Gungah Bay (Georges River)
      1361111
      Edith Bay / Lime Kiln Bay (Georges River)
      1361315
      Never Fail Bay / Oatley Bay (Georges River)
      1361414
      Connells Bay / Kyle Bay / Shipwrights Bay (Georges River)
      1361612
      Kogarah Bay (Georges River)
      1363201
      Botany Bay (Sandringham)
      1380511
      Parramatta River (Meadowbank)
      1381213
      Parramatta River (Ryde)
      1390105
      Long Bay/Willoughby Bay (Middle Harbour)
      1400115
      Walsh Bay / Sydney Cove / Farm Cove / Woolloomooloo Bay (Sydney Harbour)
      1410115
      Homebush Bay
      1421913
      Port Botany (Botany Bay)

      VIC
      NO Water CDs
      N/A

      QLD
      3111807
      Islands within the Shire of Caloundra
      3120414
      Islands within the Shire of Caboolture
      3121614
      Hays Inlet / Island within the Shire of Redcliffe
      3160305
      South Stradbroke Island (East side)
      3162302
      Northern part of South Stradbroke to Surfers Paradise (East side)
      3170715
      Coolangatta / Burleigh Heads

      SA
      4011413
      At the head of Spencer Gulf in Port Augusta

      WA
      5061008
      Mandurah Estuary

      TAS
      NO Water CDs

      NT
      7010303
      Brinkin
      7010405
      City/Lameroo Beach
      7010505
      Coconut Grove
      7010606
      Fannie Bay/East Point
      7010907
      Doctor's Gully
      7011204
      Ludmilla
      7011909
      Nightcliff
      7012108
      Rapid Creek
      7012207
      Frances Bay
      7012302
      Mindil Beach
      7012406
      Dripstone/Casuarina Beach

      ACT
      8010705
      Lake Ginninderra (North)
      8012301
      Lake Ginninderra (South)
      8012401
      Lake Burley Griffen (Scrivener Dam)
      8012701
      Lake Burley Griffen (West Lake)
      8014003
      Lake Burley Griffen (Central Basin)
      8014106
      Lake Burley Griffen
      8014202
      Lake Burley Griffen (East Basin)

      OT
      NO Water CDs



OFF-SHORE, SHIPPING AND MIGRATORY COLLECTION DISTRICTS

Off-shore, shipping and migratory CDs are not spatial units in the usual sense as they have no defined boundaries. They are designed to facilitate the recording of people on Census night who are not in dwellings, but are in the following:

Off-shore

On oil rigs, drilling platforms and other off-shore structures. For the 1996 Census, Australian residents temporarily in Antarctica are included in a special type of off-shore CD, called the Antarctica CD.

Shipping

On board vessels in and between Australian ports.

Migratory

In transit on board long distance trains, buses and aircraft.

Dwellings in these CDs are classified into types: "Migratory dwellings" and "Off-Shore dwellings". Dwellings in Shipping CDs appear as Off-Shore Dwellings. Dwellings in the Antarctica CD are included in the off-shore, shipping and migratory CD of Antarctica.

Off-shore, shipping and migratory CDs are defined for all of the States of Australia. They are not defined for the Australian Capital Territory and the Other Territories.

Off-shore, Shipping and Migratory CDs also form their own spatial units for each level of the Australian Geographical Classification (ASGC). Postal Areas (POA) and Electoral Divisions (SED and CED) also have their own spatial units for Off-Shore, Shipping and Migratory CDs. For more information please refer to the following publications "Statistical Geography: Volume 1 Australian Standard Geographical Classification (ASGC)" catalogue number 1216.0 and "Statistical Geography: Volume 2 Census Geographic Areas, Australia" catalogue number 2905.0.

Off-shore CDs, Shipping CDs and Migratory CDs will be represented in digital CD boundary files as black stars (see Water CDs for graphic representation). For all higher level boundaries that include Off-shore, Shipping and Migratory CDs in CDAT96 the stars will be the same colour as the relevant boundary.


List of 1996 Migratory, Off-Shore and Shipping CDs


      1996 CD's
      Area

      NSW
      1450101
      Migratory
      1450102
      Off-Shore
      1450201
      Clarence River (Shipping)
      1450202
      Coffs Harbour (Shipping)
      1450203
      Newcastle (Shipping)
      1450204
      Rozelle, Sydney (Shipping)
      1450205
      Johnstons Bay area, Sydney (Shipping)
      1450206
      Darling Harbour, Balmain, McMahon's Point area (Shipping)
      1450207
      Kirribilli, Garden Island area (Shipping)
      1450208
      Port Jackson Area (Inc. Middle Harbour) (Shipping)
      1450209
      Botany Bay (Shipping)
      1450210
      Port Kembla (Shipping)
      1450211
      Eden (Shipping)

      VIC
      2390101
      Migratory
      2390102
      Off-Shore
      2390201
      Port of Melbourne (Shipping)
      2390202
      Port of Geelong (Shipping)
      2390203
      Port of Hastings (Shipping)
      2390204
      Port of Portland (Shipping)
      2390205
      Port of Corner Inlet and Port Albert (Shipping)
      2390206
      Anderson Inlet (Shipping)
      2390207
      Gippsland Lakes (Shipping)
      2390208
      Snowy River (Shipping)
      2390209
      Mallacoota (Shipping)

      QLD
      3270101
      Migratory
      3270102
      Off-Shore
      3270201
      Karumba (Shipping)
      3270202
      Weipa (Shipping)
      3270203
      Thursday Island (Shipping)
      3270204
      Cairns (Shipping)
      3270205
      Mourilyan (Shipping)
      3270206
      Lucinda Point (Shipping)
      3270207
      Townsville (Shipping)
      3270208
      Bowen (Shipping)
      3270209
      Abbot Point (Shipping)
      3270210
      Mackay (Shipping)
      3270211
      Hay Point (Shipping)
      3270212
      Rockhampton (Shipping)
      3270213
      Gladstone (Shipping)
      3270214
      Bundaberg (Shipping)
      3270215
      Innisfail (Shipping)
      3270216
      Brisbane (Shipping)
      3270217
      Cape Flattery Area (Shipping)

      SA
      4150101
      Migratory
      4150102
      Off-Shore
      4150201
      Thevenard (Shipping)
      4150202
      Port Lincoln (Shipping)
      4150203
      Whyalla and Port Bonython (Shipping)
      4150204
      Port Pirie (Shipping)
      4150205
      Wallaroo (Shipping)
      4150206
      Goolwa (Shipping)
      4150207
      Edithburgh & Port Giles (Shipping)
      4150208
      Androssan (Shipping)
      4150209
      Outer Harbour (Shipping)
      4150210
      Port Adelaide (Shipping)
      4150211
      Port Stanvac (Shipping)

      WA
      5140101
      Migratory
      5140102
      Off-Shore
      5140201
      Wyndham (Shipping)
      5140202
      Yampi (Shipping)
      5140203
      Derby (Shipping)
      5140204
      Broome (Shipping)
      5140205
      Port Hedland (Shipping)
      5140206
      Port Walcott (Shipping)
      5140207
      Dampier (Shipping)
      5140208
      Barrow Island (Shipping)
      5140209
      Onslow (Shipping)
      5140210
      Exmouth Gulf (Shipping)
      5140211
      Carnarvon (Shipping)
      5140212
      Geraldton (Shipping)
      5140213
      Freemantle (Shipping)
      5140214
      Kwinana (Shipping)
      5140215
      Bunbury (Shipping)
      5140216
      Albany (Shipping)
      5140217
      Esperance (Shipping)
      5140218
      Busselton (Shipping)

      TAS
      6060101
      Migratory
      6060102
      Off-Shore
      6060103
      Antarctica
      6060201
      Burnie (Shipping)
      6060202
      Devonport (Shipping)
      6060203
      Tamar River (Shipping)
      6060204
      Hobart (Shipping)
      6060205
      Strahan (Shipping)
      6060206
      Grassy (Shipping)
      6060207
      Triabunna (Shipping)
      6060208
      Port Huon (Shipping)
      6060209
      Whitemark & Lady Barron (Shipping)
      6060210
      Stanley (Shipping)
      6060211
      Currie (Shipping)

      NT
      7040101
      Migratory
      7040102
      Off-Shore
      7040201
      Darwin (Shipping)
      7040202
      Nhulunbuy (Gove) (Shipping)
      7040203
      Groote Eylandt (Shipping)

      ACT
      NO Migratory, Off-Shore or Shipping.

      OT
      NO Migratory, Off-Shore or Shipping



POINT COLLECTION DISTRICTS

Point CDs are special purpose CDs used in the Census where a specific community has a central location but where some or all of the members of that community may or may not be fixed to that location on Census night or any other night. These special purpose CDs are created so that special enumeration procedures can be applied to the particular circumstances. They include:
  • Indigenous Community CDs - these are defined where there is a significant central location for an Indigenous population;
  • Defence Establishment CDs - are defined where there is a clear grouping and special enumeration procedures are required;
  • Mining or Construction towns or camps CDs - are defined when the town or camp is expected to exist for at least two censuses.

Point CDs are represented in the CD maps and in the digital boundary files as circular boundaries. They are approximately positioned close to the central location. They are assigned a small arbitrary area of 0.008 Sq Kms. The area assigned to the CDs does not reflect the area covered by the people enumerated in the CD and therefore the CDs are not representative of the population when used in choropleth (thematic or shaded) mapping. Similarly the area assigned to these CDs is not appropriate for population density analysis. Information on the area covered by the populations in these CDs would be very difficult to collect.

Point CDs can sometimes be the only CD in other higher level areas, for example a Point CD boundary might also be a POA boundary. Geographic classifications effected include Urban Centre/Localities (UCLs), Postal Areas (POAs), Indigenous Areas (IAREs) and Indigenous Locations (ILOCs). The statements made in the paragraph above also relate to boundaries in these classifications which are point CDs. They are easily identifiable by their area (0.008 Sq Kms).

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