2905.0 - Statistical Geography: Volume 2 - Census Geographic Areas, Australia, 2001  
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The primary geographical classification used by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) to disseminate statistical data for the 2001 Census of Population and Housing is the Australian Standard Geographical Classification (ASGC) 2001. However, the ABS will also release data for a number of geographic areas that are outside the scope of the ASGC. These are called Census Geographic Areas.

This publication provides an essential reference for understanding and interpreting the geographical context for ABS statistics published on the Census Geographic Areas.

The Census Geographic Areas described in this publication include: Commonwealth and State Electoral Divisions, Postal Areas, State Suburbs, Journey to Work Areas and the Australian Indigenous Geographical Classification (AIGC). With the exception of the Journey to Work Areas, all the geographic areas are based upon aggregations of the ASGC 2001 Census Collection Districts (CDs). This publication describes the concepts underlying each of the Census Geographic Areas and lists their codes and names.

The date of effect of the Census Geographic Areas described in this publication is 7 August 2001.

This publication is part of a three volume set of statistical geography publications relating to the 2001 Census of Population and Housing. The other two volumes are Statistical Geography Volume 1 Australian Standard Geographical Classification (ASGC) (Cat. no. 1216.0) and Statistical Geography Volume 3 Australian Standard Geographical Classification (ASGC) Urban Centres/Localities (Cat. no. 2909.0).

Any enquiries regarding the Census Geographic Areas, or suggestions for improvement, can be made by contacting the Assistant Director (Census Geography) on telephone Canberra 02 6252 7214, facsimile 02 6252 8666, email geography@abs.gov.au or by writing to Locked Bag 10, Belconnen, ACT 2616.

For details of other 2001 Census Geographic Products and Services, please refer to the 2001 Directory of Census Statistics (Cat. no. 2910.0). Alternatively, please contact the ABS National Information and Referral Service on telephone 1300 135 070, facsimile 1300 135 211 or email client.services@abs.gov.au.

D. Trewin
Australian Statistician

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