Australian Bureau of Statistics
1392.0 - Statistical News SA, June 2010
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SOUTH AUSTRALIAN STATISTICAL NEWS AND RELEASES
New geographic boundaries for Adelaide capital city
Australian Statistical Geography Standard: Design of the Statistical Areas Level 4, Capital Cities and Statistical Areas Level 3, May 2010 (cat. no. 1216.0.55.003)
The Australian Bureau of Statistics intends to replace the current Australian Standard Geographical Classification (ASGC) with the new Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS) with effect from July 2011.
The ASGC is used for the collection and dissemination of geographically classified statistics. The ASGC has been the foundation of the statistical geography used by the ABS, and many other organisations, since 1984. Over the years it has been scrutinised for: lack of stability over time, inconsistent population sizes of the defined areas and that some of the areas were not meaningful. Furthermore it is incompatible with mesh blocks.
The ASGS has therefore been developed to address these issues. It will be based on mesh blocks and will define more stable, consistent and meaningful areas than the ASGC. It will be the new basis for the publication of the complete range of ABS spatial statistics. The ASGS will become the essential reference for understanding and interpreting the geographical context of ABS statistics.
This is the third and final information paper designed to explain aspects of the ASGS. Its purpose is to provide background to stakeholders regarding the Statistical Area 3s (SA3s) and 4s (SA4s) of the ASGS to facilitate consultation on their design.
Local users will be interested to learn that the proposed ASGS Capital City definition of Adelaide has been extended considerably (from the existing Adelaide Statistical Division). To the north, the towns of Gawler, Roseworthy and Two Wells are now included. To the east, a large area of the Adelaide Hills and the towns of Mount Barker and Lobethal, are now included.
The attached Information Paper invites stakeholder comments, feedback and suggestions, by Friday 2 July 2010. The ABS is interested in your views on both the boundaries and the labels. These can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org with the words "ASGS Submission" in the title. A CD copy of the proposed boundaries can also be obtained for this email address.
National Regional Profiles Made Easier
The National Regional Profiles now use a Google Maps based interface to make it easier to find information on Local Government Areas and other types of regions across Australia.
Each of the more than 2,000 regional profiles offers a range of current social and economic indicators spanning 2004-08.
The profiles also include information from a number of other government departments, such as the Australian Tax Office and Centrelink.
Selected findings for SA:
Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2008-09 (cat. no. 3218.0)
This product contains estimates of the resident populations of areas of Australia as at 30 June in each year from 2001 to 2009. The areas for which estimates are provided are Local Government Areas (LGAs), Statistical Local Areas, Statistical Divisions, Statistical Subdivisions, Statistical Districts and states and territories of Australia, according to the 2009 edition of the Australian Standard Geographical Classification.
South Australian findings include:
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This page last updated 13 September 2010