1300.1.55.001 - Statistics News NSW (Newsletter), Mar 2004  
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ABS GEOGRAPHY - MESH BLOCKS

A new ABS Position paper, Mesh Blocks (cat. no. 1209.0) was released on 16 March 2004. Mesh Blocks represent a new approach to statistical geography. About four to five times smaller than a Census Collection District, Mesh Blocks will aggregate reasonably accurately to almost any geographical area. The ABS plans to increase the quantum and quality of geographically referenced statistics by linking street addresses to Mesh Blocks, thus enabling the coding and aggregation of almost any location-specific data into meaningful statistics. The ABS values your suggestions for the essential design criteria of Mesh Blocks, and responses to the Position Paper should be directed to the following: Director, Geography, Australian Bureau of Statistics, PO BOX 10, Belconnen 2616; or by email: geography@abs.gov.au.