Dataset: NSW 2011 Census Population Counts and Density (Spatial)



This dataset and its metadata statement were supplied to the Bioregional Assessment Programme by a third party and are presented here as originally supplied.

ABS 2011 census data presented spatially in an ESRI files geodatabase. Derived from Tabular ABS 2011 Census data for NSW joined with Meshblocks for NSW downloaded from the ABS website.

As well as published "Persons" and "Dwellings" data an additional field "Persons_km2" was derived from the persons count and spatial area of the associated Mesh Block (see Lineage).

Dataset History

2011 base level Census data for NSW was downloaded from the ABS website along with the spatial boundaries pertaining to the tabular data (NSW Mesh block shpaefiles).

Census data was joined to the Mesh block polygons based on the Mesh block ID and the combined attributes exported to a file geodatabase feature class. A field was added "Persons_km2) and a popultaion density for each mesh block polygon area was derived by dividing the "persons" in that mesh block by the polygon area (based on Aust Albers projection) factored to calculate persons per square km.

Dataset Citation

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2014) NSW 2011 Census Population Counts and Density (Spatial). Bioregional Assessment Source Dataset. Viewed 14 June 2018,

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