Population Health Areas
Population Health Areas (PHAs) are comprised of a combination of whole SA2s and multiple (aggregates of) SA2s, where the SA2 is an area in the ABS structure
PHA boundaries have been updated to reflect the 2016 ASGS. Where PHA boundaries have changed between 2011 and 2016, the data for non-Census indicators have been created using an Australian Bureau of Statistics SA2 correspondence based on 2011 population distributions. For PHA areas such as Colac Region/ Otway (85.2%), Moyne - East/ Moyne - West (-30.3%), Bli Bli/ Diddilibah – Rosemount (125.3%) and Noosa Hinterland (-26.4%) where the population has changed substantially between 2011 and 2016, the data should be treated with caution.
Australian Statistical Geographical Standard (ASGS)
For further information, refer to the Population Health Areas: Overview.
To find the code and/or name of a PHA, refer to the full list of Population Health Areas (including Statistical Areas Level 2 (SA2)). In addition, to search for a suburb and determine which PHAs this suburb falls into and what percentage of the suburb's population is in a PHA, refer to the suburb to PHA correspondence for 2016 and 2011 (xls).
For shapefiles of PHAs, refer to the PHA shape files.