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Counts of 2011 Census geographies

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Geography

  • Counts of 2011 Census geographies

Enumeration procedures

2006 fact sheets

Australian Statistical Geography Standard – ABS structures (effective 1 July 2011)
Spatial Unit NSW Vic. Qld SA WA Tas. NT ACT OT(a) Aust.
S/T State/Territory 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 9
GCCSA (b) Greater Capital City Statistical Area 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 3 34
  No. SA2s in Greater Capital Cities only 279 281 236 109 173 35 44 110 3 1,270
  No. SA1s in Greater Capital Cities only 10,845 9,658 5,120 3,018 4,094 587 268 918 12 34,520
SA4 (b) Statistical Area Level 4 30 19 21 9 11 6 4 3 3 106
SA3 (b) Statistical Area Level 3 93 67 82 30 35 17 11 11 5 351
SA2 (b) Statistical Area Level 2 540 435 528 172 252 100 70 112 5 2,214
SA1 (b) Statistical Area Level 1 17,895 13,339 11,043 4,091 5,512 1,450 541 920 14 54,805
MB (b) Mesh Block 107,325 81,377 67,900 28,209 40,534 12,992 3,198 6,013 79 347,627
IREG (b) Indigenous Region 9 4 10 5 10 3 9 3 4 57
IARE (b) Indigenous Area 109 41 87 34 71 13 64 5 5 429
ILOC (b) Indigenous Location 293 91 191 89 215 36 187 8 6 1,116
SOS (b) Section of State 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 5 5 52
SOSR (b) (c) Section of State Range 13 12 13 10 11 11 9 5 5 89
UCL (b) (c) Urban Centre/Locality 540 353 415 170 178 102 69 5 7 1839
SUA (d) Significant Urban Area 40 24 19 9 11 6 3 2 1 110
RA Remoteness Area na na na na na na na na na na
For footnotes, see end of page.

 

Australian Statistical Geography Standard – non-ABS structures (effective 1 July 2011)
Spatial Unit NSW Vic. Qld SA WA Tas. NT ACT OT(a) Aust.
LGA (e) Local Government Area 154 81 76 72 141 31 18 2 2 577
POA (d) (f) (g) Postal Area 612 669 426 321 337 111 32 28 5 2,516
SSC (b) (h) State Suburb 2,629 1,547 1,861 849 889 423 218 106 7 8,529
CED (b) (i) Commonwealth Electoral Division 50 39 32 13 17 7 4 4 4 168
SED (b) (j) State Electoral Division 95 90 91 49 61 25 27 5 3 446
ADD (d) (g) (k) Australian Drainage Division 6 4 7 8 7 3 5 3 4 15
NRMR (b) Natural Resource Management Region 16 12 17 10 8 5 3 3 5 79

 

Australian Standard Geographical Classification (effective 1 July 2011)
Spatial Unit NSW Vic. Qld SA WA Tas. NT ACT OT(a) Aust.
SLA (b) Statistical Local Area 201 211 477 129 156 45 68 116 5 1,408
  1. Other Territories (OT) includes the Territories of Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Christmas Island and Jervis Bay.
  2. Includes records for Migratory–Offshore–Shipping and No usual address for each state and territory.
  3. Includes records for remainder of State/Territory.
  4. May cross state and territory borders and can be counted more than once in individual state and territory figures but only once in the Australia total.
  5. Includes records for LGA 9399 Unincorporated and LGA 9499 No usual address for each state and territory.
  6. Migratory–Offshore–Shipping (Aust.), No usual address (Aust.) included in the counts for each state and territory. Unclassified (Aust.) included in the count for Tas. only.
  7. The Australia total count includes one record each for Migratory–Offshore–Shipping (Aust.), No usual address (Aust.) and Unclassified (Aust.).
  8. Includes records for Unclassified in NSW, Vic., SA, Tas. and ACT.
  9. The ACT Electoral Division of Fraser includes Jervis Bay and is counted in ACT and OT. The NT Electoral Division of Lingiari includes Christmas Island and Cocos (Keeling) Islands and is counted in NT and OT. Each is counted only once in the Australia total.
  10. Includes record for Unclassified in OT.
  11. Migratory–Offshore–Shipping (Aust.), No usual address (Aust.) included in the counts for each state and territory. Unclassified (Aust.) included in the count for OT only.

Notes

  1. na - Counts not available until third release of Census data.
  2. Records for all Migratory - Offshore - Shipping, No usual address and Unclassified do not have spatial objects in the digital boundary files, therefore these records are not mappable in Geographic Information Systems (GISs).

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