1216.0 - Australian Standard Geographical Classification (ASGC), July 2011  
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The product Australian Standard Geographical Classification (ASGC) July 2011 (cat no. 1216.0), contains Adobe PDF format maps for the regions within the Main Structure.

The final edition of the ASGC includes two different styles of ASGC maps. The traditional, broad overview style maps continue to be available. In addition to these are more detailed colour maps produced at the same standard as the maps included in the publication, Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS): Volume 1 - Main Structure and Greater Capital City Statistical Areas (cat no. 1270.0.55.001). These new maps provide a more detailed picture of the Statistical Local Areas (SLAs) and together with the ASGS publication enable some comparison between the most detailed regions in the ASGC and the ASGS Main Structure.

The traditional broad overview style maps depict the Main Structure, with a map of Geographic Australia and SD/SSD maps for each State/Territory. Broad overview State/Territory wide maps depicting all SSDs with their respective SLAs are also included. These traditional ASGC maps are available within the ASGC publication and are also available as a separate pdf called ‘1216.0 – Australia ASGC Edition 2011 pdf maps' from the Downloads page.

The new maps depict the Main Structure and are broken up by State/Territory. The new maps are presented hierarchically with overall State/Territory maps containing the Statistical Division (SD) boundaries, and individual Statistical Subdivision (SSD) maps containing the Statistical Local Area (SLA) boundaries. The individual SSD maps contain basic information such as major roads and town points for orientation and were created to provide a detailed picture of the SLAs within the SSD.

Due to the geographic locations of the Other Territories a meaningful overall map containing the SD of '910 Other Territories' is not possible. However, individual maps of the SSD including SLAs, are available for the Other Territories.

The new maps are only available as separate pdfs, for each State, from the Downloads page of this product. For example, the maps for New South Wales are called ‘1216.0 – New South Wales ASGC Edition 2011 pdf maps’.

Any enquires regarding the ASGC can be made by contacting Geography Section by emailing <geography@abs.gov.au>.