Australian Bureau of Statistics
1386.0 - What's New in Regional Statistics, 2012
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 13/06/2012
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UNDERSTANDING THE NEW ABS GEOGRAPHY
Case study #1 has been reproduced here as an example of the impact of change from the ASGC to the ASGS. This case study includes Map 1A showing the SLA (ASGC) representing the City of Armadale in Western Australia.
Map 1A: Number of New House Building Approvals by SLA, July-December 2011, ASGC
Map 1B shows how this SLA is now represented by the SA3 of Armadale and its eight SA2s under the ASGS, providing a greater level of geographic detail.
Map 1B: Number of New House Building Approvals by SA2, July-December 2011, ASGS
Under the ASGC, the SLA of Armadale (C) had 708 new houses approved from July to December 2011. Under the new ASGS structure, the SA3 of Armadale also has 708 new house building approvals. There were 456 approvals in the SA2 of Forrestdale - Harrisdale - Piara Waters, 128 in Armadale - Wungong - Brookdale, 38 in Kelmscott, 27 in Seville Grove, 26 in Camillo - Champion Lakes, 20 in Mount Nasura - Mount Richon - Bedfordale, 13 in Roleystone and zero in Ashendon - Lesley.
To read the other case studies in the feature article, refer to Exploring the New ABS Geography with Buildings Data.
More information on the ASGS can be found by visiting the Geography Portal on the ABS website. This includes details about the new ASGS regions referred to in this article, for example, the Statistical Area 2 (SA2) and Statistical Area 3 (SA3) regions.
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