Hi Beta Testers,

Following discussions with our valued beta dev community, we're looking at adding more data from our friends at @ABSStats, specifically the ASGS Remoteness Areas off the Remoteness Structure. This addition will help you find the remoteness classifications of addresses from both the 2011 and 2016 national census data.  

Your feedback has also provided us with a range of interesting use cases, such as setting delivery prices and estimating travel loading for services. You can assess this data now on the Addresses API in Beta. 

Implementation Notes

The operation returns, for a given addressId, the ASGS Remoteness Area from the 2011 and 2016 ABS Censuses. This information is also available through the use of the include parameter. 2011 and 2016 are returned as separate objects.

Intended use

This data builds understanding on how far from major city centres an address is, which is valuable in determining the delivery costs for goods or services. For example, a business that works with plumbing contractors throughout Australia could factor in the cost of truck roll the local plumber.

We welcome all feedback on this proposed operation in the Addresses API. Would you find it helpful? What other operations would be useful?

Feedback is welcome via beta@psma.com.au or you can hit us up on Twitter at @PSMAdevs.