Mesh Blocks are the smallest geography in the new ASGS and will contain approximately 30-60 dwellings. Due to potential privacy implications, only three data variables are released for Mesh Blocks:
- Land Use Indicator
- Household Counts
Mesh Blocks and Land Use Classification
Example: Sydney themed using Land Use classification for each Mesh Block:
Aggregate cleanly to SA1s
Aim: 30 - 60 dwellings
347,627 in 2011 versus 314,369 in 2006
Land Use classification continued
Each region has a classification assigned including: water, parkland, residential, industrial, commercial, education, hospital/medical, agricultural, transport and other
- Adjustments required if previously using the old version
More information about Mesh Blocks
For a detailed description of Mesh Blocks, please view the Mesh Block page on the ABS website.
The New ASGS
The new Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS) explained, including a comparison to the 2006 ASGC.
Statistical Area Level 1 (SA1) Overview
Pros and cons of the new SA1 geography.
Statistical Area level 2 (SA2) Overview
Pros and cons of the new SA2 geography.
Mesh Blocks (MB)
Link to the Mesh Blocks page on the ABS website.