2902.0 - Census Update (Newsletter), Dec 2002  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 03/01/2003   
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Digital Boundaries

With increasing use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for statistical analysis, digital boundaries have become a very important component of the Australian Standard Geographical Classification (ASGC). The ABS encourages and supports the use of the ASGC by other organisations to improve the comparability and usefulness of statistics generally.

The ABS has significantly reduced the price of digital boundaries, in line with the new Commonwealth Spatial Data Access and Pricing Policy. Digital boundaries of the geography used for the 2001 Census of Population and Housing are available on the following CD-ROM products, priced at $95 each:

Boundaries are in MapInfo interchange format (mid/mif), and include code and name attributes for every polygon.

Enquiries about Digital Boundaries should be forwarded to the Assistant Director, Area Classification, telephone 02 6252 5888, fax 02 6252 8666 or email geography@abs.gov.au