1270.0.55.005 - Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS): Volume 5 - Remoteness Structure, July 2011  
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This publication is the fifth and final volume of a series detailing the new Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS). This publication describes the Remoteness Structure of the ASGS.

The Remoteness Structure provides a geographical standard for the publication of statistics by relative remoteness.

The ASGS brings all the regions for which the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) publishes statistics within the one framework. It is the framework for understanding and interpreting the geographical context of statistics published by the ABS. The ASGS has been in effect since July 2011. The ABS encourages the use of the ASGS by other organisations to improve the comparability and usefulness of statistics generally.

As a whole the ASGS represent a more comprehensive, flexible and consistent way of defining Australia's statistical geography than the previous geographic classification used by the ABS, the Australian Standard Geographical Classification (ASGC). For further information, or to assist you to move from the ASGC to the ASGS please refer to the ABS website at <http://www.abs.gov.au/geography>.

This publication is volume 5 of a series detailing the ASGS. Already published are:

The digital boundaries, codes and names for the regions described in this volume are available free of charge from the ABS website at <http://www.abs.gov.au/geography>.

Any enquires regarding the ASGS and the Remoteness Structure or suggestions for their improvement can be made by emailing geography@abs.gov.au