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1216.0 - Australian Standard Geographical Classification (ASGC), Jul 2009  
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ASGC-RELATED PRODUCTS AND SERVICES

National Localities Index (NLI) and AddressCoder@ABS

The National Localities Index Australia (cat. no. 1252.0.55.001) was a coding tool designed to assist users assign the ASGC Main Structure codes to street address information. The last release of the NLI was in 2007 and the NLI is no longer produced.

The AddressCoder@ABS was a web service that assigned a SLA or CD code to an address or a list of addresses. It was available to external users who registered with the National Data Network (NDN). This service is no longer available.

To replace the localities file of the NLI a Locality to SLA correspondence file was created for 2009. It is available on request by contacting ABS Geography at <geography@abs.gov.au> (see paragraph on Locality to SLA Correspondences).


Maps and digital boundaries

Maps depicting past years ASGC boundaries are included in the various editions of this publication from 1996 onwards. Maps depicting the 1981 and 1986 Census Editions were included in the respective Census Publications. Maps of the ASGC Edition 2009 Main Structure are included in this publication.

Maps of CDs for the 2001 and 2006 Census of Population and Housing are available in PDF format on request for a fee. To obtain these maps please contact the ABS National Information and Referral Service (NIRS) on telephone number 1300 135 070 or alternatively you can contact them by emailing <client.services@abs.gov.au>.

Digital boundaries for 1981 (pre ASGC), 1986 and from 1991 onwards are available in MapInfo interchange format (.MID .MIF) on several CDROM products. The 2009 ASGC digital boundaries are also available in MapInfo interchange format and ESRI Shapefile format, these boundaries can be downloaded from the ABS web site free of charge from Australian Standard Geographical Classification (ASGC) Digital Boundaries (Intercensal) Australia 2009 (cat. no. 1259.0.30.001).


Labels and Codes

Listings of ASGC labels and codes are available for all structures and all editions of the Australian Standard Geographical Classification. The latest listings are available electronically as ASCII comma delimited text files and can be downloaded from the ABS web site free of charge from Australian Standard Geographical Classification (ASGC) - Electronic Structures 01 Jul 2009 (cat. no. 1216.0.15.001).


ASGC correspondences

The ABS has developed a large number of correspondences between editions of the ASGC and between the various structures. These are available electronically as ASCII comma delimited text files and some can be downloaded from the ABS web site free of charge. Correspondences available on the web site can be accessed from Australian Standard Geographical Classification (ASGC) Correspondences, 01 Jul 2009 (cat. no. 1216.0.15.002) and ABS Postal Area Concordances, Aug 2006 (cat. no. 2905.0.55.001). We also have a large number of other correspondence products available by request. To obtain these correspondence products please contact ABS Geography at <geography@abs.gov.au>.


Locality to Statistical Local Area (SLA) Correspondences

The Locality to SLA Correspondence is a file to assist coding to the ASGC.

The correspondence will facilitate the coding of addresses to Statistical Local Area (SLA) or Local Government Area (LGA) on the basis of State, Locality and Postcode. It effectively replaces the localities file of the National Localities Index (NLI) which was discontinued after the ASGC 2007. It does not replace the NLI streets file. Where a locality is split between two or more SLAs, it is allocated to the SLA which contains the most Geocoded National Address File (GNAF) Address points.

Alias and alternative names for localities are treated as if they were legitimate localities in their own right. No indication is given whether the locality is a gazetted locality of an alias/alternative. Similarly, alternative locality postcode combinations are treated as a legitimate combination in their own right. No indication is given which of the postcodes is officially assigned by Australia Post. The file therefore cannot be used to validate postcodes or localities.

The Locality to SLA correspondence file is available on request from ABS Geography by emailing <geography@abs.gov.au>.


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