This product releases updates to the Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS) Non-ABS Structure regions that have changed since July 2018. Changes have not occurred in the Local Government Areas (LGAs) since the release of the 2018 Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS) Non ABS Structure, however, an updated edition of 2019 LGAs is provided in this product.
Updates to the State Electoral Divisions (SEDs) are planned to be published later in 2019. This update will include the results of electoral boundary redistributions in a number of States and Territories.
This update to Local Government Areas (LGAs) contains allocation files showing the relationship between 2016 Mesh Blocks and the region definitions.
To enable TableBuilder users to access 2016 Census data using the latest LGA boundaries, Census TableBuilder Recode files are also available in the Downloads tab of this publication. For more information on how to use recodes, see the Custom Data section of the TableBuilder User Guide.
As advised in the last edition, the ABS has moved to delivering the ASGS boundary data using open data formats. We provide the ASGS in Shapefile and Geopackage file formats. We have discontinued MapInfo Tab and Mid/Mif file formats. Both Shapefile and Geopackage formats can be used with Mapinfo software.
For support and further information about the ASGS and other ABS geospatial products see www.abs.gov.au/geography.