Australian Statistical Geography Standard 2011
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Classification Scheme|
|Synonymous names:||ASGS 2011|
|Definition:||The Australian Bureau of Statistics framework for statistical geography. The main purpose of the Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS) is the dissemination of geographically classified statistics. It provides a common framework of statistical geography which enables the publication of statistics that are comparable and spatially integrated.|
|Context:||From July 2011, the ABS will progressively replace the current Australian Standard Geographical Classification (ASGC) with the Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS) as its geographical framework.|
The ASGS classification structures are split into two broads groups, the ABS Structures and the Non-ABS Structures.
The ABS Structures are hierarchies of regions defined and maintained by the ABS. The regions that comprise the ABS Structures will remain unchanged until the next Census of Population and Housing in 2016.
The ABS Structures are built directly from mesh blocks. Non-ABS Structures are approximated by mesh blocks, the Statistical Areas Level 1 (SA1s), or the Statistical Areas Level 2 (SA2s).
The ABS Structures comprise six interrelated hierarchies of regions. They are:
The Non-ABS Structures comprise eight hierarchies of regions which are not defined or maintained by the ABS, but for which the ABS is committed to providing a range of statistics. They generally represent administrative regions and are approximated by mesh blocks, SA1s or SA2s. They are:
Source and reference attributes
Australian Bureau of Statistics 2011. 1270.0.55.001 - Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS): Volume 1 - Main Structure and Greater Capital City Statistical Areas, July 2011 http://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/[email protected]/DetailsPage/
Canberra: ABS. Viewed on 15/07/2011.
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Has been superseded by Australian Statistical Geography Standard 2016
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