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Victorian ABS Mesh Block Population 2011


The dataset was derived by the Bioregional Assessment Programme. This dataset was derived from multiple datasets. You can find a link to the parent datasets in the Lineage Field in this metadata statement. The History Field in this metadata statement describes how this dataset was derived.

This dataset shows the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Mesh Blocks across Victoria, with the 2011 census population and housing counts attached as attributes. It was derived by the Bioregional Assessment Programme from the ABS Mesh Block Population Counts Aus 2011 dataset, and the ABS Boundaries 2011 dataset. The source datasets are identified in the Lineage field in this metadata statement. The processes undertaken to produce this derived dataset are described in the History field in this metadata statement.

Dataset History

The ABS 2011 Mesh Block Population Count spreadsheet (https://data.bioregionalassessments.gov.au/datastore/dataset/ee39fa76-db4e-412a-af0a-115d965b5813) was joined to the Victorian ABS Mesh Block boundaries (https://data.bioregionalassessments.gov.au/datastore/dataset/8b65c3a4-7010-4a79-8eaa-5621b750347f) using the unique MB_CODE11 field within ESRI ArcMap 10.2.

Two additional fields were added to show Mesh Block Area (km2) and Population Density (people/km2). These field values were calculated within ESRI ArcMap 10.2 using the Field Calculator tool.

Dataset Citation

Bioregional Assessment Programme (2014) Victorian ABS Mesh Block Population 2011. Bioregional Assessment Derived Dataset. Viewed 29 September 2017, http://data.bioregionalassessments.gov.au/dataset/b27fdf82-dd1e-4841-a228-21f671a95368.

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Additional Info

Field Value
Title Victorian ABS Mesh Block Population 2011
Type Dataset
Language eng
Licence Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International, http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/, (c) Commonwealth of Australia (Bioregional Assessment Programme http://www.bioregionalassessments.gov.au), (c) Commonwealth of Australia (Australian Bureau of Statistics)
Data Status completed
Update Frequency notPlanned
Landing Page https://data.gov.au/data/dataset/2159a353-465f-4116-b916-eed17356d93f
Date Published 2016-03-29
Date Updated 2017-09-29
Contact Point
Bioregional Assessment Programme
Temporal Coverage N/A - N/A
Geospatial Coverage POLYGON ((150 -39, 150 -34, 141 -34, 141 -39, 150 -39))
Jurisdiction Victoria
Data Portal data.gov.au
Publisher/Agency Bioregional Assessment Programme