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ASGS (2011 Edition) - Indigenous Structure - Indigenous Area (IARE) Boundaries

Indigenous Areas (IAREs) are medium sized geographical units designed to facilitate the release of more detailed statistics. IAREs provide a balance between spatial resolution and increased granularity of attribute data. They are created by aggregating one or more ILOCs. For the 2011 Census, 429 IAREs are defined to cover the whole of geographic Australia.

There are non-spatial IAREs for Migratory – Offshore – Shipping and No Usual Address in each S/T.

Indigenous Area Names

IARE Names are allocated by ABS and are generally based upon a commonly identified name or combination of names for the area/community which the boundary encompasses. In areas encompassing multiple communities a combination of up to three distinct community names have been used to label the area.

Indigenous Area Coding Structure

IAREs have a six-digit hierarchical code. IAREs are sorted alphabetically by name within each IREG then allocated a three-digit code starting from 001. This is prefixed by the three-digit IREG code to complete the IARE code.

Special purpose codes are included as balancing items. SA1s allocated to these codes are not part of any official IARE.

  • Codes ending in 94 are reserved for cases where people are coded to No Usual Address SA1s.
  • Codes ending in 97 are reserved for cases where people are coded to Migratory, Offshore and Shipping SA1s.

Example:

+----------+----------+-----------+----------------------------------------+
| STE Name | STE Code | IARE Code |              IARE Name                 |
+----------+----------+-----------+----------------------------------------+
| Victoria |        2 |    201001 | Brimbank                               |
| Victoria |        2 |    201002 | Cardinia                               |
| Victoria |        2 |    201003 | Craigieburn - Sunbury                  |
| Victoria |        2 |    201004 | Cranbourne - Narre Warren              |
| Victoria |        2 |    201005 | Frankston                              |
| Victoria |        2 |    201006 | Greater Dandenong                      |
| Victoria |        2 |    294994 | No usual address (Vic.)                |
| Victoria |        2 |    297997 | Migratory - Offshore - Shipping (Vic.) |
+----------+----------+-----------+----------------------------------------+

Data and Resources

Additional Info

Field Value
Title ASGS (2011 Edition) - Indigenous Structure - Indigenous Area (IARE) Boundaries
Type Dataset
Language English
Licence Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 Australia
Data Status inactive
Update Frequency never
Landing Page https://data.gov.au/dataset/dc02cf81-58e0-4141-9c18-58d1ccf0e864
Date Published 2017-05-03
Date Updated 2017-11-15
Contact Point
ABS Geospatial Solutions
1300 135 070
geography@abs.gov.au
Temporal Coverage 2011-07-01 - 2016-06-30
Geospatial Coverage {"type": "Polygon", "coordinates": [[ [96.0,-45.0],[96.0,-9.0], [168.0,-9.0], [168.0,-45.0], [96.0,-45.0]]]}
Jurisdiction Commonwealth of Australia
Data Portal data.gov.au
Publisher/Agency ABS Geospatial Solutions
Fields of Research Demography not elsewhere classified, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Policy, Human Geography not elsewhere classified, Statistics not elsewhere classified
Geospatial Topics Boundaries
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