Geography
 

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 has recently undertaken a review of the Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS). The outcomes of this review are available in this Information Paper. As part of the review the ABS conducted a consultation survey from May to July 2019. A summary of the responses to this consultation is available on the ABS Consultation Hub.

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.


Statistical Geography Boundaries
Link: online mapping tool to view and compare statistical boundaries
ABS Maps – an online mapping tool to view and compare statistical boundaries

For more information about the design of the Australian Statistical Geography Standard boundaries see the ABS Geography Publications


Interactive Maps of Statistical data


Examine the geographic distribution of people with different levels of disability, by age group in the At Risk Populations - persons with disability, Interactive Maps


View the geographic distribution of people with a range of chronic health conditions by age groups in the At Risk Populations - Health Conditions Distribution, Interactive Maps


See the geographic distribution of people aged 50 and over who work across a range of industries in the At Risk Populations - Employment Distribution, Interactive Map


What's new in Statistical Geography

See what's coming up for the 2021 release of ASGS Edition 3 in Review outcomes for Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS), 2020

Updated Local Government Areas are available in the Australian Statistical Geography Standard Volume 3: Non ABS Structures, June 2020

A full set of historical ASGC and ASGS boundaries, geographic correspondences, and coding indexes are now available on the ABS Geospatial Solutions page through data.gov.au

The Australian Population Grid models estimates of the resident population on 1 km2 grid cells across Australia for June 2019.

Get ASGS boundaries as a web service using the ABS Geospatial Web Services User Guide

Look at how Australian spending patterns change depending on access to services in our Capital Cities - Access to Services and Household Expenditure in Australian Capital Cities

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