1216.0 - Australian Standard Geographical Classification (ASGC), Jul 2007  
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Mesh Blocks (MB)

Mesh Blocks are intended as the smallest geographical unit for which ABS data will be output. They will not be used as a collection unit, unlike the CD. Mesh Blocks do not aggregate to CDs.

Mesh Blocks have been identified as to their predominant land use: residential, commercial, agricultural, parkland etc. In residential areas Mesh Blocks will generally contain between 30 to 60 dwellings. For more information regarding Mesh Blocks and to download the draft Mesh Block boundaries please refer to the Information Paper Draft Mesh Blocks Australia, 2005 (cat. no. 1209.0.55.001) and to the earlier Information Paper Mesh Blocks Australia, 2003 (cat. no. 1209.0).

MB Codes

MBs are identified by unique eleven-digit codes within each S/T.


      10000010000 is MB 0000010000 of New South Wales
      50007680000 is MB 0007680000 of Western Australia

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