Mesh Blocks are a new small area unit being introduced by the ABS for the 2006 Census. They will not be fully integrated with the ASGC until after the review of the ASGC that is planned to be completed by July 2008. An information paper and request for submissions will be made as part of the review.
THE SPATIAL UNITS
Mesh Blocks (MB)
Mesh Blocks are intended as the smallest geographical unit for which ABS data will be output. They will not be used as a collection unit, unlike the CD. Mesh Blocks do not aggregate to CDs.
Mesh Blocks will be identified as to their predominant land use: residential, commercial, agricultural, parkland etc. In residential areas mesh blocks will generally contain between 30 to 60 dwellings. For more information regarding Mesh Blocks and to download the draft mesh block boundaries please refer to the Information Paper Draft Mesh Blocks Australia 2005 (cat. no. 1209.0.55.001) also the earlier Information Paper Mesh Blocks Australia 2003 (cat. no. 1209.0).
MBs are identified by unique eleven-digit codes within each S/T.
10000010000 is MB 0000010000 of New South Wales
50007680000 is MB 0007680000 of Western Australia