Census LGA code
These are the principal tabulation units used in the publication of Census data. They correspond in all but a few instances to legal Local Government Areas as defined at 31 January 1976. The exceptions are
a) Some very minor areas for which boundary changes, involving nil or very minor populations, were received too late for implementation.
b) City of Brisbane, Northern Territory and ACT, which are divided into statistical areas, which are treated as LGAs for Census purposes.
Census LGAs are numbered consecutively in alphabetical order within each State or Territory.
Names and associated codes are available in the 1976 Local Government Area Descriptor File, and in published form in Local Government Area Code List (2118.0).