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Mapping SA2 data to LGA level data

Hi there, I have two data sets, one at SA2 level, in which I want to work predominantly, and a second set of data only available at LGA level. Where can I find please a list of SA2s and their best corresponding LGA? Many thanks for your help.

Hi,

The challenge with this sort of linkage is that SA2s and LGAs aren’t always one-to-one so best approach depends on the data you’re working with and the output you’re looking for. ABS releases a range of correspondence with % overlap calculated where mapping isn’t neat. We include LGA to SA2 codes in this dataset: https://data.gov.au/dataset/ds-dga-23fe168c-09a7-42d2-a2f9-fd08fbd0a4ce/details?q=ASGS%20correspondence

There’s also this document with lots of good info on working with the Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS): Using the ASGS | Australian Bureau of Statistics