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Table 2 Geographic properties of the Australian Statistical Geography Standard – Remoteness Area (ASGS-RA) categories [27, 31]

From: Reasons why specialist doctors undertake rural outreach services: an Australian cross-sectional study

ASGS-RA Label Australia’s population (%) Australia’s area % Density (persons per km2)
1 Major city 69.9 0.2 794
2 Inner regional 18.6 3.2 16.2
3 Outer regional 9.2 10.2 2.5
4 Remote 1.4 12.0 0.3
5 Very remote 0.9 74.4 0.03