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How to find a Region 2006-2010
 

Using the Address Search
Using the Lists
Using the Map


USING THE ADDRESS SEARCH

You can either:
1. Search for a specific address
2. Search for a locality (e.g. suburb, town)
3. Search for a specific region (e.g. Local Government Area, Statistical Local Area)

1. Search for a specific address

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. The default is SD/SSD/SLA. To choose 'Local Government Area', just click on the tab.

Graphic: Tab between SLA and LGA regions

Type the address into the Address Search box.

Graphic: Search bar

To improve your search for a specific address, use the format StreetNo Streetname Suburb/TownName StateAbbreviation

e.g. 20 Northbourne Avenue Canberra ACT

The map will show you the location of this address.

  • If you have chosen the Local Government Area tab, you will see the Local Government Areas near your chosen address. Click on a nearby place marker to see if your address is inside that Local Government Area.
  • If you have chosen the SD/SSD/SLA tab, you will see the Statistical Divisions near your chosen address.

Graphic: Address search for 20 Northbourne Ave City ACT 2601

  • Click on a nearby place marker to see if your address is inside that Statistical Division. If you want another type of region, zoom until the place markers change colour (see the legend for the region type colours) and then click on a nearby place marker to see if your address is inside that.

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.

Graphic: map boundary does not include address

The map below shows the region that does include 20 Northbourne Avenue.


Graphic: map boundary does include address
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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.


Graphic: SD/SSD/SLA and LGA tabs

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?'

Graphic: 'Did you mean' suggestion box under address search bar

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.

Graphic: Address search result for 'Botany Bay'


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.

Graphic: SD/SSD/SLA and LGA tabs

The lists default to Australia and the states and territories.

Graphic: Default list of regions

To see what other regions are available in the states/territories, open the list by clicking on the '+' next to the state/territory name.

Graphic: List with NSW regions open

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',

Graphic: 'Get data' link in regions list

or find that region on the map by clicking on the region name.

Graphic: Example of region name in list

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'

Graphic: Map of selected region with boundary drawn
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USING THE MAP

The map defaults to Australia, showing markers for each state and territory:

Graphic: Map of Australia

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.

Graphic: SD/SSD/SLA and LGA tabs

Zoom into the map, by using the bar:

Graphic: Zoom bar on map

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:

Graphic: Map Legend

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.

Graphic: Link between region name in list and map

You can keep this boundary and continue zooming/panning.

Graphic: Map

To clear this boundary before continuing zooming or panning, click on 'Clear selected region' at the top of the map

Graphic: Map option - clear selected region

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