Dataset Number829
Dataset TitleHundreds
CustodianData Authority: Department for Trade and Investment
Data Provider: Location SA


DescriptionThe Hundreds layer is a data set that reflects the official boundaries of Hundreds in South Australia as defined by the Crown Land Management Act, 2009 or preceeding Acts. Used in conjunction with cadastral boundaries to assist in the definition of land parcels. Early land parcels were defined using a Section and Hundred to uniquely identify a parcel. The polygons are based on the existing cadastral, topographic or road centerline data that defines the underlying features that boundaries follow. A Hundred refers to a unit of land within South Australia. The first Hundreds were proclaimed in 1846. Each Hundred was named. The land was further subdivided INTO smaller parcels for land ownership and occupation purposes. In the main these are generally known as Sections. Sections were generally uniquely numbered within each Hundred. The early County and Hundred boundaries tended to follow creeks and watersheds but on level country the dominant pattern, begun by Colonel Light on the Adelaide Plains, was a grid running north-south and east-west with diagonal roads linking the towns. There are 535 Hundreds captured within the Hundreds datasetSELECT 1 FROM DUAL; each identified by a unique name and numerical code. LSG are interim providers for this dataset ¿ negotiation needs to occur with identified authority in DENR Crown Lands SA ¿ Kym Nicolson.
UsageUsed for mapping purposes generally. The Hundred boundaries have also been used to define LGA's, regional zones, proclaimed boundaries and other legally defined boundaries.

Data Quality

LineageCaptured from the digitsing of the Hundred boundaries.
CompletenessComplete for existing areas in the state.
Positional Accuracy In line with the underlying parcel cadastre.

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-FEB-1993
Last UpdatedCURRENT
Update FrequencyAs required
Maintenance MethodAltered as required in relation to the underlying parcel cadastre.
AusGOALCC BY (Attribution)


TableNameField AliasData TypeDescription
Polygon TableHUNDRED CharacterHundred name
Polygon TableHUNDRED_NUMBER Character6 digit number comprising the four digit LOTS Hundred code number & the last two digits being 00 (delivered for HundredSELECT 1 FROM DUAL; not delivered for County)
Polygon TableSHAPE CharacterStandard ESRI field
Polygon TableSHAPE.AREA CharacterStandard ESRI field
Polygon TableSHAPE.LEN CharacterStandard ESRI field

Contact Information

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