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Table 1 Geographic properties of the Australian Standard Geographical Classification - Remoteness Area scale (ASGC-RA)[7, 18]

From: Rural outreach by specialist doctors in Australia: a national cross-sectional study of supply and distribution

ASGC-RA index Label Australia’s population (%) Australia’s area % Density (persons per km2)
1 Major city 68.6% 0.3% 780
2 Inner regional 19.7% 3.8% 16.2
3 Outer regional 9.4% 12.5% 2.4
4 Remote 1.5% 14.6% 0.3
5 Very remote 0.8% 68.7% 0.04