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2975.0.55.002 - Census Working Paper 96/4 - Fact Sheet 02 - Number of 1996 Census Geographic Areas, 1996  
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1996 CENSUS OF POPULATION AND HOUSING
FACT SHEET 2
NUMBER OF 1996 CENSUS GEOGRAPHIC AREAS


    Spatial Unit
NSW
VIC
QLD
SA
WA
TAS
NT
ACT
OT(a)
AUST

ASGC
    (effective 1 July 1996)
S/T
    State/Territory
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
9
SD
    Statistical Division
13
12
12
8
10
5
3
2
1
66
SSD
    Statistical Subdivision
43
45
30
21
26
9
11
8
1
194
SLA
    Statistical Local Area
189
200
449
130
151
44
63
107
3
1336
    No. SLAs in Cap City SD
46
74
225
31
37
35
8
106
0
562
LGA
    Local Government Area (b)
178
79
126
119
143
30
9
1
1
686
SDist
    Statistical District (c)
6
7
8
n.a.
n.a.
2
n.a.
1
n.a.
21 (c)
MSR
    Major Statistical Region
2
2
2
2
2
1
1
1
1
14
SR
    Statistical Region
23
14
11
6
7
1
1
1
1
65
CD
    Collection District (d)(e)
11566
7889
6366
3150
3480
1089
378
492
12
34422
    No. CDs in Cap City SD (d)
6504
5241
2607
2141
2314
390
138
485
n.a
19820
SOS
    Sections of State
5
5
5
5
5
5
4
3
3
40
UCL
    Urban Centre/Locality
526
316
350
154
170
101
54
3
4
1678
    Census Specific
CED
    Commonwealth Electoral Division (f)
51
38
27
13
15
6
2
3
0 (a)
155
SED
    State Electoral Division (f)
100
89
90
48
58
29
26
3
n.a.
385
SSC
    State Suburb (f)(g)
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
362
298
94
n.a.
n.a.
n.a.
754
POA
    Postal Area (f)(h)
590
627
394
322
294
109
25
25
2
2388
POCUCP
    Postcode of Usual Residence (k)
623
700
432
341
394
119
31
28
6
2639
AREG
    ATSIC Region (f)(n)
6
2
8
3
9
1
7
1
2
36 (n)
IARE
    Indigenous Area (o)
188
50
153
38
129
16
114
3
3
692 (o)
ILOC
    Indigenous Location (o)
267
59
182
71
179
26
146
3
3
934 (o)
    Misc. Areas
    Water CDs
52
0
6
1
1
0
11
7
0
78
    Offshore CDs
1
1
1
1
1
2 (m)
1
n.a.
n.a.
8
    Migratory CDs
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
n.a.
n.a.
7
    Shipping CDs
11
9
17
11
18
11
3
n.a.
n.a.
80

(a) OT - Other Territories - Includes the Territories of Cocos (Keeling) Islands and Christmas Island and Jervis Bay. Cocos (Keeling) & Christmas Islands are incorporated into an WA CED and Jervis Bay is incorporated into an ACT CED and a NSW POA. The POA and CEDs are only counted in their State/Territory of origin.
(b) Includes 1 LGA 9399 Unincorporated for each State/Territory.
(c) Statistical Districts can cross State/Territory borders, as such SDists may be counted twice in a State/Territory (NSW 3, VIC 1, QLD 1, ACT 1). They are counted once for the Australia total.
(d) Excludes water CDs as no counts are recorded for water CDs (Nil CDs).
(e) Includes Off-shore, Migratory and Shipping CDs.
(f) CD Derived - Areas derived from a best fit basis, from externally determined boundaries.
(g) State Suburb counts do not include the one 'unclassified' suburb that occurs in each State and Territory.
(h) Includes 1 "dump" postcode (x999) for each State/Territory - x= State or Territory code. Postal Area boundaries may cross State/Territory borders, and are counted in the State or Territory of origin.
(k) The total of the States do not add up to the Australian total because some postcodes cross State borders. A postcode can be counted in several states.
(m) 2nd Offshore CD is Antarctica
(n) ATSIC Regions cross State and Territory borders, as such AREGs may be counted twice in a State/Territory (NSW 1, WA 1, ACT 1, OT 2) . They are counted once in the Australia total.
(o) Parts of Jervis Bay Territory are incorporated in a NSW IARE and ILOC and all of the Territories of Christmas Island and Cocos (Keeling) Islands are included in a WA IARE and ILOC. These IAREs and ILOCs are counted twice - in the OT as well as in the particular State. They are counted once in the Australia total.
n.a. not applicable




    Journey to Work Study Areas
      Coverage of Study Area
    Number of SLAs

    1 New South Wales
      Sydney, Wollongong, Newcastle and surrounding areas
    57
    2 Victoria
      Melbourne, Geelong, La Trobe Valley, Bendigo, Ballarat and surrounding areas
    130
    3 Queensland (Incl. part NSW)
      Brisbane, Gold Coast, Tweed (NSW), Toowoomba, Sunshine Coast,Townsville, Cairns and surrounding areas
    343 (a)
    4 South Australia
      Adelaide and surrounding areas
    45
    5 Western Australia
      Perth and surrounding areas and
      Pilbara region
    52
    6 Tasmania
      Hobart, Launceston, Burnie, Devonport and surrounding areas
    35
    7 Northern Territory
      Darwin, Alice Springs and surrounding areas
    44
    8 Australian Capital Territory (Incl. part NSW)
      Canberra, Queanbeyan (NSW) and surrounding areas
    113 (b)

(a) In the Queensland Journey to Work Study Area, 39 of the 41 CDs contained within SLA Mareeba (34850) are not included in the study area. This study area includes the NSW SLAs of Tweed (A) - Pt A (17551) and Tweed (A) - Pt B (17552).
(b) In the Australian Capital Territory Journey to Work Study Area, 19 of the 22 CDs contained within SLA Cooma/Monaro (12050) are included in the study area. This study area includes the NSW SLAs of Cooma - Monaro (12050), Gunning (13600), Queanbeyan (16450), Yarrowlumla (A) - Pt A (18651), Yarrowlumla (A) - Pt B (18652) and Yass (18700).

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