Administrative Boundaries Metadata Statement

  • File Identifier: 4D324402-10D2-49A5-8757-7F9AAF14BB28
  • Hierarchy Level: dataset
  • Hierarchy Level Name: dataset
  • Standard Name: ANZLIC Metadata Profile: An Australian/New Zealand Profile of AS/NZS ISO 19115:2005, Geographic information – Metadata
  • Standard Version: 1.1
  • Date Stamp: 2016-12-12
  • Resource Title: Administrative Boundaries Dataset
  • Alternate Resource Titles: Administrative Boundaries, Admin Boundaries
  • Metadata Creation Date: 2006-05-22
  • Metadata Published Date: 2016-12-12
  • Metadata Revision Date: 2016-12-12
  • Metadata Language: English
  • Metadata Character Set: utf8

Abstract

The Administrative Boundaries dataset is comprised of eight themes:

  1. – Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Boundaries 2011
  2. – Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Boundaries 2016
  3. – Electoral Boundaries
  4. – Local Government Areas (LGA)
  5. – Suburbs/Localities
  6. – Wards
  7. – State Boundaries
  8. – Town Points

The Administrative Boundaries product includes all administrative boundaries included in contributors’ data, however, within South Australia part of the far west of the state is unincorporated within the Suburbs/Localities theme and no data is available. Administrative Boundaries data will be revised on a regular basis and dependent on the availability of data. Geographic Polygon Data Files are based on GDA94 are produced from varying format data provided from the jurisdictions.

The ABS boundaries data themes are the Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS) boundaries. The ASGS brings all the regions for which the ABS publishes statistics within the one framework and is used by the ABS for the collection and dissemination of geographically classified statistics since 1 July 2011. The ABS release a new version of their boundaries for each census and each version is now included in PSMA’s Administrative Boundaries as a theme. The Mesh Blocks released are used in building all ABS boundaries. SEIFA is not a boundary dataset, but provides socio-economic indexes for the ABS statistical areas. The other dataset themes are based on government data provided quarterly by the appropriate authorities.

The Commonwealth and State/Territory Governments collect data to delineate the areas covered by each tier of government within Australia. They also provide data for the urban and non-urban areas within their jurisdictions.

The Administrative Boundaries dataset is used as a basis for other datasets provided by PSMA Australia.

Purpose

Administrative Boundaries data serves as a foundation for several other datasets provided by PSMA as well as being a valuable dataset in its own right. The common geometric base allows users to apply the spatial data to the full extent of coverage. This common infrastructure facilitates data integration with supplementary data.

  • Name of Individual: Anthony Hesling
  • Organisation Name: PSMA Australia Ltd
  • Telephone: +61 2 6260 9000
  • Facsimile: +61 2 6260 9001
  • Delivery point: Unit 6, 113 Canberra Ave., Griffith, ACT 2603, Australia

All spatial data is supplied by the jurisdictions (Commonwealth, States and Territories Governments) through various agencies.

For each theme, the data is supplied by the appropriate agency as described below.

ABS Boundaries themes

The ABS Boundaries data is sourced from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) and is part of their Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS).

The digital ABS main Structures Boundaries are updated every five years for each national Census. The ABS carries out the update process to these themes using the other PSMA national datasets.

Electoral Boundaries theme

The digital Electoral Boundaries and their legal identifiers have been supplied by the Electoral Commission from each state and territory as well as the Australian Electoral Commission. These boundaries undergo re-distribution depending on population of the electorate before each election.

Local Government Areas theme

The digital Local Government Areas and their legal identifiers have been derived from the cadastre data from each Australian state and territory jurisdiction.

Wards theme

The digital Wards and their legal identifiers have been mainly derived from the Local Government Areas data from each Australian state and territory jurisdiction that maintains the data.

Suburbs/Localities theme

The digital Suburb/Locality boundaries and their legal identifiers have been derived from the cadastre data from each Australian state and territory jurisdiction.

State Boundaries theme

The digital State boundaries and their legal identifiers have been derived mainly from the cadastre data from each state and territory jurisdiction.

Town Points theme

The Town Points and their associated attributes are sourced from the ABS. Cadastral parcels sourced from the state and territory jurisdictions are used to assist with Town Point Alignment where appropriate. This theme is not currently maintained. Data maintenance is carried at PSMA Australia using tools that enforce data integrity (both spatial and aspatial).

Quality Assurance processes are used to check the structural integrity of the data. PSMA uses a platform that has been developed to hold, quality assure and distribute PSMA Australia’s suite of national spatial datasets. Positional accuracy is dependant on the accuracy of data from the individual contributor data and this may vary considerably between and within jurisdiction boundaries.

More information is contained in the Administrative Boundaries Product Description available on the PMSA website at www.psma.com.au

  • Australia
  • Australian Capital Territory
  • New South Wales
  • Northern Territory
  • Queensland
  • South Australia
  • Tasmania
  • Victoria
  • Western Australia

BOUNDARIES-Administrative
BOUNDARIES-Cultural

Topic Category :

Boundaries

  • Status: onGoing
  • Maintenance and Update Frequency: quarterly

GDA94

Vector

Classification: unclassified

Dataset may be accessed via:
http://data.gov.au/dataset/19432f89-dc3a-4ef3-b943…
A PSMA Reseller; or
PSMA Distribution Pty Ltd (by PSMA Resellers).

Identifier: license

Annotation: Licences are available from PSMA Distribution Pty Ltd (for PSMA Resellers), PSMA Resellers and the Commonwealth of Australia represented by the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet (see http://data.gov.au/dataset/19432f89-dc3a-4ef3-b943…).

Identifier: copyright

Annotation: All copies must acknowledge copyright by including the notice “ © PSMA Australia Ltd ”

Identifier: copyright

Annotation: All copies must acknowledge copyright by including the notice “ © PSMA Australia Ltd ”

North Bounding Latitude: -8 South Bounding Latitude: -45 West Bounding Longitude: +96 East Bounding Longitude: +168

Identifier: AUS

Identifier: AUSAAT