Land Use Generalised (2017 to current)

Dataset Number219
Dataset TitleLand Use Generalised (2017 to current)
CustodianData Authority: Department for Trade and Investment
Data Provider: Department for Trade and Investment


DescriptionThis layer is a general valuation-based land use dataset based on the valuation information and the valuation cadastre boundaries. The land use code from the valuation has been categorised into seventeen broad classes.
UsageFor analysis and mapping. Can be used to get a general understanding of the land use of an area.

Data Quality

LineageThe generalised land use spatial layer is derived from joining the state wide property cadastre (applying the latest yearly snapshot) and the generalised land use description lookup table. From the 2017 processing enhancements for community and strata plans and parcels containing residential land use and non-private residential land uses were made to improve the land use layer. From 2018 processing enhancements for community and strata plans and parcels were expanded for all land uses. Consideration has also been given to DCDB parcels dedicated to conservation identified in the layer Protected Areas - NPWS and Conservation Reserve Properties (CONSERVATION.NpwsaProperties). These DCDB parcels dedicated to conservation have land use category as RESERVE. Land use is summarised in 17 land use categories being - AGRICULTURE - AgricultureSELECT 1 FROM DUAL; COMMERCIAL - CommercialSELECT 1 FROM DUAL; EDUCATION - EducationSELECT 1 FROM DUAL; FOOD_INDUSTRY - Food industrySELECT 1 FROM DUAL; FORESTRY - ForestrySELECT 1 FROM DUAL; HORTICULTURE - HorticultureSELECT 1 FROM DUAL; LIVESTOCK - LivestockSELECT 1 FROM DUAL; MINE_QUARRY - Mining / QuarryingSELECT 1 FROM DUAL; NONPRIVATE_RESID - Non private residentialSELECT 1 FROM DUAL; PUB_INSTITUTION - Public institutionSELECT 1 FROM DUAL; RECREATION, RESERVE, GOLF - Recreation / ReservesSELECT 1 FROM DUAL; RESIDENTIAL - ResidentialSELECT 1 FROM DUAL; RET_COMMERCIAL - Retail commercialSELECT 1 FROM DUAL; RURAL_RESID - Rural residentialSELECT 1 FROM DUAL; UTIL_INDUSTRY - Utilities / IndustrySELECT 1 FROM DUAL; VACANT - VacantSELECT 1 FROM DUAL; VACANT_RESID - Vacant urban land
CompletenessComplete for all of State
Positional AccuracyThis data set has been derived from the valuation cadastre boundaries reliant on accuracy of underlying DCDB (cadastre). The positional accuracy is variable.

Geographic Extent

Extent NameSouth Australia
Min Easting or Longitude129
Min Northing or Latitude-38.25
Max Easting or Longitude141
Max Northing or Latitude-26

Dataset Status

Initially Acquired01-JUL-1998
Last Updated01-OCT-2022
Update FrequencyAnnually
Maintenance MethodDerived from valuation information and the valuation cadastre boundaries acquired on 30 June each year. Land use is generally available for use 4-6 weeks after this date.
AusGOALCC BY (Attribution)


TableNameField AliasData TypeDescription
LANDADMIN.LandUseGeneralisedYYYYDESCRIPTION CharacterCharacter description of landuse classification

Contact Information

OrganisationDepartment for Trade and Investment
Planning and Land Use Services
Postal Address101 Grenfell Street