About the standard
The Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS) is a set of geographical data that can be analysed together for different purposes. The data are from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) and other organisations.
The ASGS determines five levels of remoteness for areas under the Australian Statistical Geography Standard - Remoteness Area (ASGS-RA) structure.
The ABS uses the ASGS as a framework to define Remoteness Area (RA) classifications.
How we use it
Based on data gathered during the Census, the ASGS-RA divides Australia into 5 classes of remoteness. Remoteness is determined according to population and distance to services.
The ASGS-RA informs research and policy development.
Find locations classified under the ASGS-RA
To see if an area has an RA classification, search the Health Workforce Locator.