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Remoteness Structure

Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS) Edition 3
Reference period
July 2021 - June 2026

Remoteness Areas divide Australia and the States and Territories into 5 classes of remoteness on the basis of relative access to services. Remoteness Areas are based on the Accessibility and Remoteness Index of Australia (ARIA+), produced by the Hugo Centre for Population and Migration Studies. Remoteness Areas are aggregates of SA1s that are grouped together based on their average ARIA+ score.

The Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS) Edition 3 Remoteness Structure will be released in early 2023.

The most current version of the Remoteness Structure is from ASGS 2016 - 1270.0.55.005 - Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS): Volume 5 - Remoteness Structure, July 2016.

For information on how the Remoteness Structure relates to the whole ASGS, refer to the ASGS diagram.