Geography
 

Statistical Geography allows users to understand, compare and analyse statistical data for informed decision making about all sorts of places from Cities and Suburbs to Regional Areas or Local Government Areas.

The Statistical Spatial Framework is designed to help data custodians to add location to their datasets and enable users to integrate geospatial and statistical information. This ensures that location can be used to better understand our environment, society and economy.

Statistical Geography Boundaries

Link: online mapping tool to view and compare statistical boundaries
ABS Maps – an online mapping tool to view and compare statistical boundaries

For more information about the design of the Australian Statistical Geography Standard boundaries see the ABS Geography Publications


Interactive Maps of Statistical data

Link: map of median commuting distance from usual residence
Look at how far, and where, people travel to and from work in the Census of Population and Housing: Commuting to Work, 2016, Interactive Maps

Link: map of the index of relative socio-economic disadvantage
Compare areas of socio-economic advantage and disadvantage on the Socio-Economic Indexes for Areas (SEIFA), Australia, 2016, Interactive Maps

Link: map of the responses to the Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey
See how your electorate responded in the Marriage Law survey on the Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey, 2017, Interactive Map


What's new in Statistical Geography

Updated Local Government Areas and Electoral Divisions are available in the Australian Statistical Geography Standard Volume 3: Non ABS Structures, July 2018

A full set of historical ASGC and ASGS boundaries, and Geographic Correspondences are now available on data.gov.au. Search for; ‘ABS’, the 'year', and ‘correspondences or coding indexes’

The Australian Population Grid models Estimated Residential Population on 1 km2 grid cells across Australia for June 2017

Get ASGS boundaries as a web service using the ABS Geospatial Web Services User Guide

Look at how Australians spending patterns change depending on their access to services in our Capital Cities - Access to Services and Household Expenditure in Australian Capital Cities