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Capital Cities

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Data for this map is sourced from the National Regional Profile. To find more data available for capital cities see the Regional Data in ABS Products page. This page describes how to locate regional data in ABS publications.

The capital cities in each of the eight states and territories are defined under the Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS) by a single Greater Capital City Statistical Area (GCCSA) e.g. Greater Sydney Statistical Area. The exception to this is Canberra, as the whole of the ACT is included in the GCCSA.

From July 2011 the Australian Standard Geographical Classification (ASGC) was progressively replaced by the ASGS. For more information about how the definition of capital cities has changed see Australian Statistical Geography Standard: Design of the Statistical Areas Level 4, Capital Cities and Statistical Areas Level 3 (cat. no. 1216.0.55.003), Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS): Volume 1 - Main Structure and Greater Capital City Statistical Areas (cat. no. 1270.0.55.001) and the GCCSA Fact Sheet.

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