Remoteness Structure

Remoteness Structure Government Document

  • Author(s): Australian Bureau of Statistics,
  • Published: 2012
  • Publisher: Australian Bureau of Statistics

Abstract: The ASGC Remoteness Structure is one of the seven structures that compose the Australian Standard Geographic Classification (ASGC). The Remoteness Structure is redefined after each Census. It was first defined as part of the 2001 edition of the ASGC and subsequently updated and redefined after the 2006 Census. The purpose of the Remoteness Structure: The concept of remoteness is an important dimension of policy development in Australia. The provision of many government services are influenced by the typically long distances that people are required to travel outside the major metropolitan areas. The purpose of the Remoteness Structure is to provide a classification for the release of statistics that inform policy development by classifying Australia into large regions that share common characteristics of remoteness.

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