1270.0.55.003 - Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS): Volume 3 - Non ABS Structures, July 2016  
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TOURISM REGIONS (TR)
Tourism Regions (TR) are an ABS approximation of Tourism Regions provided by Tourism Research Australia (TRA). They are administrative regions primarily used by Tourism Research Australia for research and policy purposes.

More information can be found on the Tourism Research Australia website: https://www.tra.gov.au/research/Regional-overview.html

METHODOLOGY
The Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS) Tourism Regions have been created using Statistical Area Level 2 (SA2) to enable the release of ABS data on areas that, as closely as possible, approximate those provided.

For the 2016 ASGS, 77 Tourism Regions have been defined. Tourism Regions do not cross State or Territory borders. The ACT has only one Tourism Region and there are no Tourism Regions for the Other Territories (OT). 'Migratory-Offshore-Shipping' SA2s are generally not included, except for the 'Migratory-Offshore-Shipping (QLD)' SA2 which is used to create an entry for the Tourism Region of the ‘Great Barrier Reef’ (3R160). The 'Great Barrier Reef' Tourism Region is a non-spatial entry and is only provided so that data can be coded.

TOURISM REGION NAMES
ASGS Tourism Region names are the same as those specified by the relevant State or Territory Tourism organisations.


TOURISM REGION CODING STRUCTURE
ASGS Tourism Regions are sorted by name then allocated a two digit code starting from 01 within each State or Territory. This is prefixed by a single digit State or Territory code to enable unique identification of Tourism Regions across the country.

The codes used for Tourism Regions may not match those used in 2011 in some instances. Correspondences enabling translation of data from 2011 to 2016 to qualify these changes will be released with this volume.

Special purpose codes are not included for Tourism Regions.

Example:


State and TerritoryTourism RegionName

1New South Wales
1R100Hunter
2Victoria
2R100High Country
3Queensland
3R100Whitsundays