The Australian Standard Geographical Classification (ASGC) was used from 1984 to 2011 by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) for the collection and dissemination of geographically classified statistics.
The 2011 edition of the ASGC was the last. From 2011 onwards the ABS adopted a new statistical geography classification called the Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS).
Since 1984, the ASGC was updated and released annually. This was necessary to ensure that Statistical Local Areas (SLA) were updated to reflect changes in gazetted Local Government Areas (LGA) as proclaimed by State and Territory government authorities. The ASGC provided seven hierarchies of geographical areas. Each structure was designed to suit different statistical purposes. The various ASGC structures are depicted in the ASGC STRUCTURAL CHART.
A suite of ASGC publications were released annually by the ABS. The 2011 Final Editions of the ASGC are listed below.
For a full list of all ABS Geography publications please click on the following link:
ABS Geography Publications