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2975.0.55.013 - Census Working Paper 96/4 - Fact Sheet 13 - Postal Area Allocation Alternatives, 1996  
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1996 CENSUS OF POPULATION AND HOUSING
FACT SHEET 13
POSTAL AREA ALLOCATION ALTERNATIVES


Postal Areas are formed by aggregating whole collection districts (CDs) that fall within the physical boundaries of a postcode on a best fit basis. This series excludes non-mappable Australia Post postcodes e.g. post office box only postcodes, some postcodes which are delivery routes which are also covered by other postcodes (a situation which often occurs in rural areas), and some postcodes which, because of the application of the 'best fit' principle, do not get a CD allocated to them.

When creating Postal Areas it is sometimes difficult to match CDs to Australia Post Postcodes. This is primarily because post codes are designed to distribute mail and not for disseminating statistics. This fact causes a number of problems in generating POAs. The problems encountered when choosing which CDs belonged in which postcodes when generating the POA classification included:

1) where Postcodes did not match with CD boundaries (quite common);

2) where the area covered by Postcodes overlapped. For example, a person may live in a particular postcode but may collect their mail from a post box with a different postcode or have special arrangements with Post Offices for mail delivery (common in rural areas); and

3) where detailed, up to date post code information was not readily available.

Since the initial release of POAs, more up to date information has been received which can make the CD/POA concordance much clearer. The listing below is provided for clients information. It shows those CDs that were allocated to a particular 1996 Census POA as well as showing an alternative Postal Area that the CD could have been allocated to. Standard census statistical output are only available for 1996 Census POAs and not on this alternative listing.


    State Code
    CD Code
    1996 POA
    Altern. POA

    1
    230102
    2330
    2756
    1
    331111
    2330
    2150
    1
    130205
    2337
    2333
    1
    041006
    2396
    2356
    1
    041007
    2396
    2388
    1
    141206
    2583
    2797
    1
    151710
    2583
    2808
    1
    170501
    2620
    2611
    1
    161305
    2644
    2642
    1
    020903
    2648
    2879
    1
    011404
    2669
    2681
    1
    011201
    2700
    2707
    1
    011306
    2700
    2706
    1
    151508
    2722
    2726
    1
    040808
    2844
    2842
    1
    010401
    2877
    2675
    1
    111308
    2301
    2318
    1
    111401
    2301
    2318
    1
    111402
    2301
    2316
    1
    111403
    2301
    2316
    1
    111404
    2301
    2316
    1
    111405
    2301
    2316
    1
    111406
    2301
    2316
    1
    111410
    2301
    2316
    1
    111413
    2301
    2316
    1
    111414
    2301
    2316
    1
    111501
    2301
    2319
    1
    111502
    2301
    2319
    1
    111503
    2301
    2319
    1
    111504
    2301
    2319
    1
    111505
    2301
    2319
    1
    111506
    2301
    2319
    1
    111507
    2301
    2319
    1
    111508
    2301
    2319
    1
    111509
    2301
    2319
    1
    111510
    2301
    2319
    1
    111511
    2301
    2319
    1
    111512
    2301
    2319
    1
    111602
    2301
    2315
    1
    111603
    2301
    2315
    1
    111605
    2301
    2315
    1
    111606
    2301
    2315
    1
    111610
    2301
    2315
    1
    111901
    2301
    2318
    1
    111904
    2301
    2318
    1
    111905
    2301
    2318
    1
    111906
    2301
    2318
    1
    111907
    2301
    2318
    1
    111908
    2301
    2318
    1
    111909
    2301
    2318
    1
    112001
    2301
    2317
    1
    112002
    2301
    2317
    1
    112003
    2301
    2317
    1
    112004
    2301
    2317
    1
    112005
    2301
    2317
    1
    112006
    2301
    2317
    1
    112007
    2301
    2317
    1
    112008
    2301
    2317
    1
    112009
    2301
    2317
    1
    120201
    2301
    2278
    1
    120202
    2301
    2278
    1
    120209
    2301
    2278
    1
    120212
    2301
    2278
    1
    120301
    2301
    2278
    1
    120311
    2301
    2278
    1
    021503
    2838
    2839
    1
    021505
    2838
    2839
    1
    021506
    2838
    2839
    2
    032103
    3740
    3737
    2
    041603
    3875
    3858
    2
    041602
    3875
    3854
    5
    061913
    6230
    6232
    5
    061911
    6230
    6232
    5
    061910
    6230
    6232
    5
    061908
    6230
    6232
    5
    061907
    6230
    6232
    5
    061902
    6230
    6232
    5
    030609
    6085
    6065


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