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 is in the process of reviewing the Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS) in preparation for the 2021 edition. As part of this, the ABS conducted a consultation survey from May to July 2019, and is now closed. A brief report on what the ABS has consulted on and the responses are available here - https://consult.abs.gov.au/. The next steps for the ASGS consultation is to review the responses received and carry out further investigations. ABS will then release an information paper outlining ABS's assessment of the consultation input and the broad changes being implemented for ASGS 2021.
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
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
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Look at how far, and where, people travel to and from work in the Census of Population and Housing: Commuting to Work, 2016, Interactive Maps
Compare areas of socio-economic advantage and disadvantage on the Socio-Economic Indexes for Areas (SEIFA), Australia, 2016, Interactive Maps
See how your electorate responded in the Marriage Law survey on the Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey, 2017, Interactive Map
What's new in Statistical Geography
Updated Local Government Areas are available in the Australian Statistical Geography Standard Volume 3: Non ABS Structures, July 2019
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 Estimated Residential Population on 1 km2 grid cells across Australia for June 2018
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