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Remoteness structure code (ASGC 2004) N[N]

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METeOR identifier:Help on this term270813
Registration status:Help on this termHousing assistance, Retired 10/02/2006
Definition:Help on this termThe ASGC (2004) code set representing remoteness structure of the area.

Representational attributes

Classification scheme:Australian Standard Geographical Classification 2004
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ValueMeaning
0Not applicable

Collection and usage attributes

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Coding to ASGC Remoteness Structure codes is preferably done by using the ABS National Localities Index, to map the actual address. In some data collections, a compromise has to be made and the ASGC Remoteness Structure code derived from suburb and/or postcode only. However, this solution results in some inaccuracy of information.

The accurate recording of the state or territory is essential.

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The purpose of the ASGC Remoteness Structure is to classify Census Collection Districts (CDs) which share common characteristics of remoteness into broad geographical regions. The categories of the ASGC Remoteness Structure are:

  • major cities of Australia: CDs with an average Accessibility/Remoteness Index of Australia (ARIA) index value of 0 to 0.2;
  • inner regional Australia: CDs with an average ARIA index value greater than 0.2 and less than or equal to 2.4;
  • outer regional Australia: CDs with an average ARIA index value greater than 2.4 and less than or equal to 5.92;
  • remote Australia: CDs with an average ARIA index value greater than 5.92 and less than or equal to 10.53;
  • very remote Australia: CDs with an average ARIA index value greater than 10.53; and
  • migratory: composed of off-shore, shipping and migratory CDs.

Source and reference attributes

Origin:Help on this termABS, Australian Standard Geographical Classification 2004, Cat. no. 1216.0

Relational attributes

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Dwelling—geographic location, remoteness structure code (ASGC 2004) N[N] Housing assistance, Retired 10/02/2006

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