The ABS develops standard statistical geographies and frameworks, and a range of other geospatial tools and products. These are used by the ABS and a wide range of other organisations and individuals to collect, release, understand and analyse geospatially enabled data.
The ABS encourages the use of its geospatial products to improve the comparability and usefulness of statistics and other data, and to facilitate the use of these data for informed decision making.
|What's new in Statistical Geography|
|Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS) Volume 1 – Main Structure and Greater Capital City Statistical Areas (cat. no. 1270.0.55.001)
Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS) Volume 2 - Indigenous Structure (cat no. 1270.0.55.002).
Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS) Volume 3 - Non ABS Structures (cat no. 1270.0.55.003).
ABS Geospatial Web Services User Guide (cat. no. 1470.0).
Online mapping tool to view and compare the ASGS regions, ABS Maps
The ABS has developed the Statistical Spatial Framework (SSF) to enable users and producers of data to better integrate statistical and geospatial information.
A new Australian Population Grid that models population distribution and density using rebased Estimated Residential Population (ERP) totals for June 2016, has been published as part of Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2016 (cat no. 3218.0).
|Upcoming Releases||Commonly Requested Information|
|ASGS Volume 4: Significant Urban Areas, Urban Centres and Localities, Section of State - Late 2017|
ASGS Volume 5: Remoteness Structure - Early 2018
Digital Boundaries for GIS
Definition of Urban and Rural
Converting data to the ASGS
Definition of Metropolitan and non-Metropolitan