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NZ Area Units (2012 Yearly Pattern)

Statistics New Zealand
  • Added 18 May 2012

This dataset is the definitive set of area unit boundaries for 2012 as defined by Statistics New Zealand.

Area units are aggregations of adjacent meshblocks with coterminous boundaries to form a single unbroken surface area (land and/or water). Exceptions to this rule are some area units comprising collections of geographically related inlets and marinas. Area units are on administrative areas intermediate in size between meshblocks and territorial authorities. In an urban situation area units are often a collection of city blocks while in rural situations area units may be equated to localities or communities. Area Units must either define or aggregate to define urban areas, rural centres, statistical areas, territorial authorities and regional councils. Each area unit must be a single geographic entity with a unique name.


1. ANZLIC Metadata 2012 Area Units 105 KB pdf


CategoryBoundaries & Administration
RegionsNew Zealand
MetadataISO 19115/19139, Dublin Core

Technical Details

Layer ID 4239
Data type Vector multipolygon
Feature count 1995
Attributes AU12, NAME
Services Vector Query API


Added18 May 2012
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Current revision Imported on May 18, 2012 from Shapefile in NZGD2000 / New Zealand Transverse Mercator 2000. 2 geometries modified to be OGC compliant. Changelog.
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