1259.0.30.001 - Australian Standard Geographical Classification (ASGC) Digital Boundaries, Australia, July 2011  
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The product Australian Standard Geographical Classification (ASGC) Digital Boundaries, Australia, July 2011 (cat no. 1259.0.30.001) contains comma-separated value (.csv) files. This year, to assist users in the transition to the new ASGS, the 2011 ASGC has been aggregated up from the 2011 Mesh Blocks (MBs). The 2011 MBs are also the building blocks for the ASGS.

These .csv files list the ASGC hierarchies for all regions beginning with MBs.

There are nine .csv files listing the geographical hierarchies for each State/Territory (S/T):

  • New South Wales (NSW)
  • Victoria (Vic.)
  • Queensland (QLD)
  • South Australia (SA)
  • Western Australia (WA)
  • Tasmania (Tas.)
  • Northern Territory (NT)
  • Australian Capital Territory (ACT)
  • Other Territories (OT).

File Contents

For example MB_2011_ASGC_NSW.csv contains all MBs within NSW and includes the following fields:
  • MB_CODE_2011
  • SLA_NAME_2011
  • SSD_CODE_2011
  • SSD_NAME_2011
  • SD_CODE_2011
  • SD_NAME_2011
  • STATE_CODE_2011
  • STATE_NAME_2011
  • SDIST_CODE_2011
  • SDIST_NAME_2011
  • MSR_CODE_2011
  • MSR_NAME_2011
  • SR_CODE_2011
  • SR_NAME_2011
  • SRS_CODE_2011
  • SRS_NAME_2011
  • LGA_CODE_2011
  • LGA_NAME_2011
  • MB_AREA_SQKMS_2011

These files list the MBs that make up the SLAs, SSDs, SDs, State, SDists, MSRs, SRs, SRSs and the LGAs.

The file provides the area in square kilometres of the MBs, which is calculated using Albers equal-area conic projection. Please note, special purpose MBs and water MBs outside the ASGC regions have not been given a spatial object, and therefore have no area in the .csv files.

Information and boundaries for Mesh Blocks are available from the Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS): Volume 1 - Main Structure and Greater Capital City Statistical Areas, July 2011 (cat no. 1270.0.55.001)