This product releases updates to the Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS) Non-ABS Structure regions that have changed since July 2018. Changes have not occurred in the Local Government Areas (LGAs) since the release of the 2018 Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS) Non ABS Structure, however, an updated edition of 2019 LGAs is provided in this product.
This update to the Local Government Areas (LGAs) and State Electoral Divisions (SEDs) contains allocation files showing the relationship between 2016 Mesh Blocks or Statistical Areas Level 1 (SA1s) and the new region definitions. This update also includes updated codes and labels for regions that have changed since the last edition. This information allows users to allocate 2016 Census and other data to the new region definitions. Revised ABS versions of the digital boundaries are also included for these new region definitions.
To enable TableBuilder users to access 2016 Census data using the latest LGA and SED boundaries, Census TableBuilder Recode files are also available in the Downloads tab of this publication. For more information on how to use recodes, see the Custom Data section of the TableBuilder User Guide. System restrictions have been implemented within Census TableBuilder which prevent the cross-tabulation of certain data items within certain 2016 Census Pro datasets. In some instances these restrictions may impact on the usability of geographical recodes. For further information see Using TableBuilder for Census Data.
As advised in the last edition, the ABS has moved to delivering the ASGS boundary data using open data formats. We provide the ASGS in Shapefile and Geopackage file formats. We have discontinued MapInfo Tab and Mid/Mif file formats. Both Shapefile and Geopackage formats can be used with Mapinfo software.
For support and further information about the ASGS and other ABS geospatial products see www.abs.gov.au/geography.