1976 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 LGA's as defined at 31 January 1976. The exceptions are:
(a) some very minor areas for which boundary changes were received too late for implementation. These changes involve nil or very minor populations;
(b) the City of Brisbane, Northern Territory and Australian Capital Territory, which are divided into statistical areas and treated as LGA's for census purposes.
Census LGA's are numbered consecutively in alphabetical order within each State or Territory. Names and associated codes are available from the 1976 LGA Code List (2118.0), 1976 Microfiche Batches 76.001 and 76.002, or the 1976 LGA Descriptor File.
The code ranges for 1976 Census LGA's are as follows:
New South Wales 001 - 219 Victoria 001 - 216 Queensland 001 - 289 South Australia 001 - 137 Western Australia 001 - 142 Tasmania 001 - 052 Northern Territory 001 - 042 Australian Capital Territory 001 - 093