ABS Boundary Pack

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



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  • Offers complete national coverage
  • Enables mapping of all data provided by the ABS
  • Saves time downloading and stitching state-based boundaries


  • Annual updates
  • Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS) boundaries
  • Australian Standard Geography Classification (ASGC) boundaries 
  • Federal/Commonwealth and State Electoral boundaries

Coverage details

  • Coverage: Australia
  • Release Schedule: Annually
  • Unit of Sale: Country




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 Center and Locality (UCL)
  • Significant Urban Area (SUA)

Volume 5: Remoteness Structure

  • Remoteness Area (RA)
  • Australian Statistical Geography Classification (ASGC)
  • Statistical Local Area (SLA)