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LGA Estimated Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Australians 2016

This dataset presents the estimates of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, non-Indigenous and total populations of Australia for the year ending at 30 June 2016, based on results of the 2016 Census of Population and Housing. The data is by Local Government Areas (LGA) following the 2016 Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS).

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population of Australia comprises people who are of Aboriginal origin, Torres Strait Islander origin or both Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander origin. The Commonwealth definition of an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person is:

  • a person of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent who;

  • identifies as being of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander origin and who is;

  • accepted as such by the community with which the person associates.

This data is Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) data (catalogue number: 3238.0.55.001) used with permission from the ABS.

For more information please visit the ABS Explanatory Notes.

Please note:

  • AURIN has spatially enabled the original data.

  • Where data was not published, "np" in the original data, the records have been set to null

Data and Resources

Additional Info

Field Value
Source https://adp.aurin.org.au/geoserver/wfs
Last Updated June 28, 2022, 04:37 (UTC)
Created June 28, 2022, 04:37 (UTC)
ADP ID datasource-AU_Govt_ABS-UoM_AURIN_DB_3:abs_estimated_aboriginal_torres_strait_australians_lga_2016
Access Level Open Access
Aggregation Level lga2016
Attribute List Aboriginal or Torres Strait Persons, Geometry, LGA Code, LGA Name, Non-Indigenous Persons, State Name, Total Estimated Resident Population
Attribution Government of the Commonwealth of Australia - Australian Bureau of Statistics, (2018): LGA Estimated Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Australians 2016; accessed from AURIN on [date of access].
Coordinate Ref. System EPSG:4283 (GDA_1994)
Copyright Notice © Government of the Commonwealth of Australia - Australian Bureau of Statistics 2018
Geometry Field wkb_geometry
Key lga_code16
Type dataset
spatial {"type": "Polygon", "coordinates": [[[96.81, -43.75], [159.11, -43.75], [159.11, -9.14], [96.81, -9.14], [96.81, -43.75]]]}