Australian Bureau of Statistics
1270.0.55.003 - Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS): Volume 3 - Non ABS Structures, July 2011
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There are also non spatial Australia Post postcodes that do not represent street delivery areas. These are not included in the POA classification.
For the 2011 Census, 2516 POAs are defined to cover the whole of geographic Australia. POAs may cross State or Territory (S/T) borders and where this happens, standard census products will provide data for the whole POA.
2540 crosses NSW/OT
2618 crosses NSW/ACT
2620 crosses NSW/ACT
3585 crosses Vic./NSW
3644 crosses Vic./NSW
4383 crosses Qld/NSW
4825 crosses Qld/NT
Unclassified, No Usual Address and Migratory-Offshore-Shipping are represented as non spatial objects in the digital boundaries.
POAs are not allocated names since there is no standardised name available for Australia Post postcodes. In most cases the code is repeated in the name field except where S/T boundaries are crossed when a description is added (see example below).
POA CODING STRUCTURE
Each POA code is the same as the corresponding four-digit Australia Post postcode. Special purpose codes are included as balancing items. SA1s allocated to these codes are not part of any official POA.
Australia Post postcodes have changed since the 2006 Census and therefore those used in the POA listing for the 2011 Census may not match those used for the 2006 Census.
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