1216.0 - Australian Standard Geographical Classification (ASGC), July 2011  
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 05/10/2011  Final
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PURPOSE

The Main Structure of the ASGC is used to collect and disseminate a broad range of ABS social, demographic and economic statistics. Maps depicting the Main Structure boundaries are provided in this publication.


THE STRUCTURE

The Main Structure has four hierarchical levels, comprising in ascending order: SLAs-SSDs-SDs-S/Ts. In this structure, SLAs aggregate to form SSDs, and this aggregation principle continues up the remaining hierarchical levels. At each hierarchical level, the component spatial units (e.g. SLAs) collectively cover all of Australia (as defined in this publication) without gaps or overlaps.


Tables

Detailed tables of the Main Structure are available in both the publication pdf and .csv file.

For example:

  • Main Structure - Broad

(showing three hierarchical levels: S/T-SD-SSD)

S/T SD SSD Name

4 SOUTH AUSTRALIA
05 Adelaide
05 Northern Adelaide
10 Western Adelaide

  • Main Structure - Detailed

(showing four hierarchical levels: S/T-SD-SSD-SLA)

S/T SD SSD SLA Name

4 SOUTH AUSTRALIA
05 Adelaide
05 Northern Adelaide
2030 Gawler (T)
5681 Playford (C) - East Central
10 Western Adelaide
1061 Charles Sturt (C) - Coastal
1064 Charles Sturt (C) - Inner East







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