Output Product

Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS)

Point of Contact 

The ABS is responsible for developing statistical geography standards that are used for the dissemination of statistics. The Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS) brings together in one framework all of the regions which the ABS and many other organisations use to collect, release and analyse geographically classified statistics.

Dataset Purpose

The ASGS ensures that these statistics are comparable and geospatially integrated. It provides users with a coherent set of standard regions so that they can access, visualise, analyse and understand statistics. The ABS encourages the use of the ASGS by other organisations to improve the comparability and usefulness of statistics generally as well as in the analysis and visualisation of statistical and other data.


Complete, current and continuous coverage of Australia excluding external territories