A complete set of geographic boundaries expressly for Australia

ABS boundary pack Australia

The ABS Boundary Pack provides a complete set of geographic boundaries applicable to the 2016 Census of Population and Housing and other ABS statistical products. 2011 Census boundaries are also provided.

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)


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Features and Configurations

Key Features

  • Updated annually
  • Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS) boundaries included
  • Australian Standard Geography Classification (ASGC) boundaries included
  • Includes Federal/Commonwealth and State Electoral boundaries

Product layers/Configurations

Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS)

Volume 1: Main structure

State and Territory (STE)

Greater Capital City Statistical Area (GCCSA)

Statistical Area Level 4 (SA4)

Statistical Area Level 3 (SA3)

Statistical Area Level 2 (SA2)

Statistical Area Level 1 (SA1)

Mesh Block (MB)

Volume 2: Indigenous Structure

Indigenous Region (IREG)

Indigenous Area (IARE)

Indigenous Location (ILOC)

Volume 3: Non ABS Structures

Australian Drainage Division (ADD)

Commonwealth Electoral Division (CED)

Local Government Area (LGA)

Natural Resource Management Region (NRMR)

Postal Area (POA)

State Electoral Division (SED)

State Suburb (SSC)

Tourism Region (TR)

Volume 4: SUA, UCL, SOS

Section of State (SOS)

Section of State Range (SOSR)

Urban Centre and Locality (UCL)

Significant Urban Area (SUA)

Volume 5: Remoteness Structure

Remoteness Area (RA)

Australian Statistical Geography Classification (ASGC)

Statistical Local Area (SLA)

Product Details


  • Australia

Release schedule

  • Annual


  • Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)