THE SPATIAL UNITS
Mesh Block (MB)
A Mesh Block is the smallest geographical unit for which ABS data will be output. Unlike the CD, they will not be used as a collection unit. Mesh Blocks do not aggregate to CDs.
Mesh Blocks have been identified by their predominant land use: residential, commercial, agricultural, parkland etc. In residential areas Mesh Blocks will generally contain between 30 to 60 dwellings. For more information regarding Mesh Blocks please refer to the Information Paper: Draft Mesh Blocks Australia 2005 (cat. no. 1209.0.55.001) and to the earlier Information Paper: Mesh Blocks Australia 2003 (cat. no. 1209.0). To download the Mesh Blocks digital boundaries please refer to Mesh Blocks Digital Boundaries Australia 2006 (cat. no. 1209.0.55.002) on the ABS web site.
MBs are identified by a unique eleven-digit code within each S/T.
10000010000 is MB 0000010000 of New South Wales
50007680000 is MB 0007680000 of Western Australia