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1216.0 - Australian Standard Geographical Classification (ASGC), July 2011  
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 05/10/2011  Final
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PURPOSE OF THE ASGC

The main purpose of the ASGC is for collecting and disseminating geographically classified statistics. These are statistics with a ‘where’ dimension.

The ASGC provides a common framework of statistical geography which enables the production of statistics that are comparable and can be spatially integrated.

In practice, statistical units such as households and businesses are first assigned to a geographical area in one of the ASGC structures. Data collected from these statistical units are then compiled into ASGC defined geographic aggregations which, subject to confidentiality restrictions, are then available for publication.

The purposes of this publication are to outline the ASGC structures, describe the codes and names of geographical areas used and depict the statistical relationship between different types of geography used in the classification.


ENQUIRIES

For information regarding the ASGC and the ASGS, please refer to the ABS Geography web portal at abs.gov.au/geography or, contact ABS Geography by email geography@abs.gov.au or by writing to Locked Bag 10, Belconnen, ACT 2616.

For information about related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070.



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