CensusServicesv2.0.3
Geography Hierarchy Service

This service returns a JSON (or JSONP) formatted list of geographies and their codes, to enable drilling down of geography areas.

The Geography Hierarchy service can take a number of querystring parameters that are added to the end of the URL. These are:

e.g. To return NSW Capital Region (SA4), use ".../census_services/geographyHierarchy?index=3_0_0_0".

A simpified view of an example of the tree:
(0) Australia
(3) Main Statistical Area Structure (Main ASGS)
 (3_0) New South Wales
  (3_0_0) Rest of NSW
   (3_0_0_0) Capital Region
    etc.
  (3_0_1) Greater Sydney
   etc.
 (3_1) Victoria
 (3_2) Queensland
  etc.
(7) Indigenous Geography
(4) Local Government Areas
(1) State Suburb
 (1_0) New South Wales
  (1_0A) New South Wales (State suburbs that start with 'A')
  (1_0B) New South Wales (State suburbs that start with 'B')
  (1_0C) New South Wales (State suburbs that start with 'C')
   etc.
 (1_1) Victoria
 (1_2) Queensland
  etc.
(2) Postal Areas
 (2_0) New South Wales
  (2_020) New South Wales (Postal Areas that start with '20')
  (2_021) New South Wales (Postal Areas that start with '21')
  (2_021) New South Wales (Postal Areas that start with '22')
  etc.
 (2_1) Victoria
 (2_2) Queensland
  etc.
(ED) Electoral Divisions
 (5) Commonwealth Electoral Divisions
 (6) State Electoral Divisions
(8) Australian Drainage Divisions
(9) Natural Resource Management Regions