Asthma in Australia 2008 

Table A1.12
ABS classes of remoteness, by ASGC and their definition

ASGC classification
ARIA index score
Definition

Major Cities of Australia

0.0–0.2

 

Geographical distance imposes minimal restriction upon accessibility to the widest range of goods, services and opportunities for social interaction

Inner Regional Australia

>0.2–2.4

 

Geographic distance imposes some restriction upon accessibility to the widest range of goods, services and opportunities for social interaction

Outer Regional Australia

>2.40–5.92

 

Geographic distance imposes a moderate restriction upon accessibility to the widest range of goods, services and opportunities for social interaction

Remote Australia

>5.92–10.53

 

Geographic distance imposes a high restriction upon accessibility to the widest range of goods, services and opportunities for social interaction

Very Remote Australia

>10.53–15.00

 

Locationally disadvantaged. Geographic distance imposes the highest restriction upon accessibility to the widest range of goods, services and opportunities for social interaction

Note: ABS = Australian Bureau of Statistics; ASGC = Australian Standard Geographical Classification; ARIA = Accessibility/Remoteness Index of Austalia.

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