Australian Bureau of Statistics
How to find a Region 2006-2010
Using the Address Search
For example, after zooming in to SLA level, the following shows an example of a region that is just north of your address at 20 Northbourne Avenue. This means that you will need to click on another place marker if you want to find the SLA level region that your address is in.
The map below shows the region that does include 20 Northbourne Avenue.
2. Search for a locality
If you know what type of region you are interested in (Local Government Area, or Statistical Local Area/Statistical Division/Statistical Subdivision/Capital City), first click on the relevant tab above the region list.
Type in the locality (suburb, town)
Where a locality or region containing your search term is available, options will appear under the search box in 'did you mean?'
Click on the drop down arrow to view the range of options including the term "Barmera" and you can then select any of the options to go to that locality.
3. Search for a specific region (e.g. Local Government Area, Statistical Local Area)
You may know the name of the region you are interested in (e.g. your Local Government Area). Where a region name containing your search term is available, options will appear in a drop down box. Click on any of the options to go to that region.
USING THE LISTS
If you know the region or region type you are interested in, (Local Government Area, or Statistical Local Area/Statistical Division/Statistical Subdivision/Capital City), first ensure that the relevant tab above the region list is active. The default is SD/SSD/SLA. To choose 'Local Government Area', just click on the tab.
The lists default to Australia and the states and territories.
To see what other regions are available in the states/territories, open the list by clicking on the '+' next to the state/territory name.
Open each level in the list by clicking on '+'.
When you have found the region you are interested in, you can either go directly to the profile for that region by clicking on 'Get Data',
or find that region on the map by clicking on the region name.
When you click on the region name, the map will show you the boundary of that region. There is another link here to 'Get Data'
USING THE MAP
The map defaults to Australia, showing markers for each state and territory:
You can zoom in or out of the map, or pan across it.
The default regions on the map are Statistical Divisions/Statistical Subdivisions/Statistical Local Areas. You can switch to Local Government Areas before using the map (and back again at any time) by clicking on the tabs above the region lists.
Zoom into the map, by using the bar:
or using your 'mouse' wheel.
As you zoom into the map, you will see different colour place markers. These show the different types of regions on the map. Check the legend to see what level of region you are in:
Click on any place marker to see the region name, draw the region boundary, and find a link to 'Get data' for that region. You will also see the region highlighted in the list to the left of the map.
You can keep this boundary and continue zooming/panning.
To clear this boundary before continuing zooming or panning, click on 'Clear selected region' at the top of the map
This page last updated 21 October 2011