Australian Bureau of Statistics
1376.0 - Local Government and ABS, 2013
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ABS GEOGRAPHY AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREAS
AUSTRALIAN STATISTICAL GEOGRAPHY STANDARD: VOLUME 5 - REMOTENESS STRUCTURE
The Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS) Volume 5 - Remoteness Structure, July 2011 (cat no. 1270.0.55.005) released in January 2013, is the fifth and final volume of a series detailing the 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 digital boundaries, codes and names for the regions described in this volume are available free of charge from the ABS Statistical Geography web portal.
TRANSFORMING DATA TO THE AUSTRALIAN STATISTICAL GEOGRAPHY STANDARD
To assist with the implementation of the ASGS, an extensive range of correspondences are available. Correspondences involve mathematically reassigning the data from one geographic region to another. Under the ASGS a new method for building correspondences has been developed. The standard correspondences use a weighting calculated using mesh block population data from the 2011 Census. For more information, including the availability of the various correspondences, see the Correspondences page of the ABS Statistical Geography web portal. Correspondences based on area or other variables may also be available on request. Several correspondences, including LGA, were released in June and July 2012 in Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS) Correspondences, July 2011 (cat. no. 1270.0.55.006).
Further detail on correspondences and other options for converting data to the ASGS is in the ABS Information Paper: Converting Data to the Australian Statistical Geography Standard, 2012 (cat. no. 1216.0.55.004).
The latest Mesh Block to ABS LGA files (CSV format) containing codes and area (in square kilometres) for all LGAs under the ASGS Non-ABS Structures are included in Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS) Volume 3 - Non-ABS Structures (cat no. 1270.0.55.003).
AUSTRALIAN STATISTICAL GEOGRAPHY STANDARD IMPLEMENTATION SCHEDULE
A summary table of the ABS publications impacted by the transition from the ASGC to the ASGS is included on the ASGS Implementation Schedule for ABS Publications page in the ABS Statistical Geography web portal. For each publication the table summarises the geographical level available (including LGAs) and output dates for data on the ASGC and the ASGS. It also indicates the availability of any time series data.
The schedule also includes links to more detailed release plans where they are available. For example, for detailed information on Population Estimates see the ABS Information Paper: Population Estimates Under Australia's New Statistical Geography, August 2011 (cat. no. 3219.0.55.001). Plans for LGA Building Approvals statistics are outlined in Building Approvals, Australia, April 2011 (cat. no. 8731.0). Building Approvals, Australia (cat. no. 8731.0) began releasing statistics under the ASGS in the July 2011 issue.
The implementation schedule will continue to be updated with information as it becomes available.
For more information please follow the link to the ABS Statistical Geography web portal. If you have any questions regarding the ASGS please email email@example.com.
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This page last updated 29 October 2013