Statistical geography allows users to understand, compare and analyse statistical data for informed decision making about all sorts of places from cities and suburbs to regional areas or Local Government Areas. The ABS creates a variety of products that include location information. See ABS geography products for details.
ABS data is available for many different boundaries published in the Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS). ABS Maps allows users to visualise and compare ASGS boundaries, as well as print and share simple maps.
The Statistical Spatial Framework is designed to help data custodians to add location to their datasets and enable users to integrate geospatial and statistical information. This ensures that location can be used to better understand our environment, society and economy.