2074.0 - Census of Population and Housing: Mesh Block Counts, 2011  
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  • Explanatory Notes

Geographic Extent Name
Geographic Australia; including the external territories of Cocos (Keeling) Islands & Christmas Island but excluding all other external territories.

File Attributes

FieldData typeCharacters
Mesh Block IDNumeric11
Persons usually residentNumeric5

Data Currency
Data is current for Census Night, 9 August 2011

Dataset Status
Completed dataset

Maintenance and Update Frequency: No updates planned.


Stored Data Format
Digital spreadsheet files

Available Format Type
Excel 2003 files (.xls)
CSV files (.csv)

Access Constraints
Copyright Commonwealth of Australia administered by the ABS

Due to the small size of Mesh Blocks, data is confidentialised and is only released for basic dwelling counts and number of persons usually resident.
Each state contains a single Mesh Block ID for No Usual Address. These have the following coding structure:
<State Code>0000009499
For example, the NSW Mesh Block code for No Usual Address is 10000009499.