ABS Data


Shape Data

Polygon information is provided in several formats. The statistical regions of Australia are provided in levels 1 to 4 in the form of data cubes.

The following link can be used to download the Statistical Areas (Level 2) of Australia in 2016.


Unzip the folder that has been downloaded, and note the extracted location.

Follow the steps in the read_shape() reference article to create a simple features data object.