2911.0.55.003 - Census of Population and Housing: Outcomes from the 2011 Census Output Geography Discussion Paper, 2011  
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ASGS Implementation Timetable

Design is now final for the ASGS geographies:
  • Mesh Block
  • Statistical Area Level 1
  • Statistical Area Level 2
  • Statistical Area Level 3
  • Statistical Area Level 4
  • Greater Capital City Statistical Areas

The boundaries, labels and codes for these geographies were released in Volume One of the ASGS.
Volume One was released in December 2010, ABS Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS): Volume 1 - Main Structure and Greater Capital City Statistical Area, July 2011 (cat. no. 1270.0.55.001).

The digital boundaries are also available for download.

The ASGS will come into effect on 1 July 2011.

The non-ABS structures will be released progressively from mid-2011; this is to ensure that the Census is released on the most up-to-date boundaries available.

Some geographies cannot be finalised until Census Data is analysed.

These include:
  • Urban Centre and Locality
  • Section of State
  • Section of State Range
  • Remoteness
  • Significant Urban Area
  • Natural Resources Management Region
  • Australian Drainage Region.

Implementation plans for other ABS collections are outside the scope of this paper.

For further information refer to the ASGS chapter on the Geography portal, or contact the ABS National Information and Referral Service.