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2911.0.55.002 - Discussion Paper: Census of Population and Housing - ABS Views on 2011 Census Output Geography, 2011  
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The following diagram compares the main structures of both the new and old geographies, as well as the number of spatial units at each level:

2011 Census (ASGS)
2006 Census (ASGC)
Statistical Area Level 4
Statistical Division
Statistical Area Level 3
Statistical Subdivision
Statistical Area Level 2
Statistical Local Area
Statistical Area Level 1
Collection District

Note: the number of SA1s, SA2s, SA3s and SA4s are a provisional estimate only.

The above diagram shows that use of the ASGS will result in an improvement in the geographical resolution of the standard output available from the Census.

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