This publication provides an update to selected Non-ABS structures of the Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS). It includes those regions that have undergone change since the last ASGS release and that require an update for statistical purposes, in particular Local Government Areas (LGAs).
The ASGS Non-ABS Structures are geographic areas not defined or maintained by the ABS, but which are important to users of statistics. These regions generally represent administrative areas and are approximated by the allocation of whole Mesh Blocks, Statistical Areas Level 1 or Statistical Areas Level 2. The digital boundaries and allocation tables for these updated regions are available for download within this product. See previous releases for other ASGS regions. Geospatial web services are also available and can be found in the user guide.
The ASGS provides a common framework of statistical geography used by the ABS and other organisations to enable the publication of statistics that are comparable and spatially integrated. The ASGS provides data users with an integrated set of standard regions that they can use to access, visualise, analyse and understand statistics produced by the ABS and other organisations.