7100.1 - Agricultural Census: Nature and Content, 2015-16  
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The Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS) will continue to be the core geographical framework used for release of the Agricultural Census data in addition to some non-standard geographies. Outputs for 2015-16 are expected to be released at national, state and territory level, Statistical Area 4 (SA4) and Statistical Area 2 (SA2), with the Natural Resource Management regions (NRM), Australian Agricultural Environments (AAE), and Murray Darling Basin region also available for some products.

A common theme arising from the Agricultural Census submissions process was a need for sub-state data with a strong focus on the finer-level ASGS geographies. The finest-level standard ASGS output will continue to be at SA2 as used for the 2010-11 Agricultural Census allowing for comparability between the two collections.

Further information on ABS geographies and classifications can be found on the ABS Geography page.

More detail on the outputs and output schedule will be published as an update to this paper in the first half of 2016.