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Statistical District (S Dist)


A Statistical District (S Dist) is an Australian Standard Geographical Classification (ASGC) defined area which bounds a large predominantly urban area outside the Capital City Statistical Divisions (SDs). A Statistical District consists of one or more urban centres in close proximity to each other, with a total population of 25,000 or more. The boundaries of Statistical Districts are defined to contain the anticipated urban spread of the area for a period of at least twenty years.


Statistical Districts consist of one or more Statistical Subdivisions (SSDs) and may cross Local Government Area (LGA) boundaries. Statistical Districts can, and in three cases do, straddle Statistical Division and state/territory boundaries. The Gold Coast-Tweed Statistical District encompasses an urban area which lies partly in Queensland and partly in New South Wales. The Albury-Wodonga Statistical District straddles the New South Wales/Victorian border. The Canberra-Queanbeyan Statistical District is partly in the Australian Capital Territory and partly in New South Wales.


For a list of Statistical Districts, and their component Statistical Subdivisions and Statistical Local Areas, refer to Statistical Geography Volume 1: Australian Standard Geographical Classification (ASGC) 2006 (cat. no. 1216.0). Maps of these areas are available from ABS Information Consultancy.


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