1259.0.30.001 - Australian Standard Geographical Classification (ASGC) Digital Boundaries (Intercensal), Australia, July 2010  
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Dataset Custodian


Australian Standard Geographical Classification (ASGC) Digital Boundaries (Intercensal), Australia (cat. no. 1259.0.30.001)


ABS Geography Section

Email: geography@abs.gov.au



The digital boundaries for this edition of the ASGC are consistent with the spatial units described in the structures of the ASGC 2010. Date of effect of this edition is 1 July 2010. Digital boundaries are for Statistical Local Area (SLA), Statistical Subdivision (SSD), Statistical Division (SD), Local Government Area (LGA), Statistical District (SDIST), Major Statistical Region (MSR), Statistical Region (SR), Statistical Region Sector (SRS) and State/Territory (STE).

Geographic Extent Name

Geographic Australia; including the external territories of Cocos (Keeling) Islands & Christmas Island but excluding all other external territories.

Data Currency

Beginning date: 1 July 2010

End date: Current

Data Status

Progress: Completed dataset

Maintenance and Update Frequency: No further updates are planned

Data Access

Stored Data Format

Digital as separate files for each level of the ASGC 2010 structures represented.

Available Format Type

MapInfo Interchange Format (mid/mif) and ESRI Shapefile Format (.shp)

Access Constraints

Copyright Commonwealth of Australia administered by the ABS.

Data Quality


SLA boundaries are aligned to the PSMA digital topographic database. Higher level spatial units are aggregated from the SLA level.

Positional Accuracy

The PSMA topographic database to which boundaries are aligned was captured at scales which vary from 1:4,000 in urban areas to 1:250,000 in remote areas.

Attribute Accuracy

Geographical area codes and labels are 100% validated to the 2010 edition codes and labels of the structures represented. (Reference is cat. no. 1216.0).

Logical Consistency

Spatial units are closed polygons. Polygons are attributed with ASGC 2010 codes and labels. Slivers/bow-ties may be present within or between spatial units. These data include attribute records without spatial objects for administrative purposes.


Four structures defined for the ASGC 2010 are represented - all levels of each of those structures are represented. The four structures represented are the Main Structure, Local Government Area Structure, Statistical District Structure and Statistical Region Structure.

Co-ordinate Systems


Geocentric Datum of Australia 1994 (GDA94)


Geographical (ie. latitudes and longitudes)

Metadata Date

July 2010

Additional Metadata

Reference: Australian Standard Geographical Classification (ASGC) 2010 (cat. no. 1216.0); Australian Standard Geographical Classification (ASGC) - Electronic Structures 2010 (cat. no. 1216.0.15.001) and Australian Standard Geographical Classification (ASGC) Correspondences 2010 (cat. no. 1216.0.15.002).

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