1270.0.55.001 - Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS): Volume 1 - Main Structure and Greater Capital City Statistical Areas, July 2016  
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This publication is the first in a series of five yearly Volumes that details the various structures and regions of the Australian Statistical Geographic Standard (ASGS). This 2016 standard provides a common framework of statistical geography used by the ABS and other organisations to enable the publication of statistics that are comparable and spatially integrated. The ASGS provides users with an integrated set of standard regions that they can use to access, visualise, analyse and understand statistics produced by the ABS and other organisations.

Volume 1 outlines the building block and conceptual basis of the standard, Mesh Blocks, regions of the main structure, the Greater Capital City Statistical Areas and their relationships to each other. These boundaries have been updated taking into account real world changes relating to population and infrastructure. Digital boundaries and allocation tables for these regions can be obtained as downloads within this product