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State and territory


The State/Territory is the largest spatial unit in the Australian Standard Geographical Classification (ASGC).


There are six states and five territories in the ASGC: New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia, Tasmania, Northern Territory, Australian Capital Territory, Jervis Bay Territory and the external Territories of Christmas Island and Cocos (Keeling) Islands.


Jervis Bay Territory, and the Territories of Christmas Island and Cocos (Keeling) Islands are grouped as one spatial unit at the State/Territory level in the category of Other Territories.


States/Territories consist of one or more Statistical Divisions. In aggregate, they cover Australia without gaps or overlaps.


For further information see Statistical Geography Volume 1: Australian Standard Geographical Classification (ASGC) 2006 (cat. no. 1216.0).


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