1216.0 - Australian Standard Geographical Classification (ASGC), Jul 2009  
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Contents >> Remoteness Structure >> The Stucture


The Remoteness Structure is defined only in census years, commencing with the census year 2001 and then further in census year 2006. It contains three hierarchical levels, comprising in ascending order: CDs-RAs-S/Ts.

In this structure, CDs aggregate to RAs and RAs aggregate to S/Ts without gaps or overlaps. Consequently the structure covers all of Australia.


The Remoteness Structure determined for the 2006 Census is listed in the publication Statistical Geography: Volume 1 Australian Standard Geographical Classification (ASGC), Jul 2006 (cat. no. 1216.0). The listing provides:

  • Remoteness Structure: States/Territories, Remoteness Areas (showing only the top two levels of the hierarchy: S/T-RA)


S/T RA Name

0 Major Cities of Australia
1 Inner Regional Australia
2 Outer Regional Australia
3 Remote Australia
4 Very Remote Australia
5 Migratory

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