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2909.0 - Statistical Geography: Volume 3 - Australian Standard Geographical Classification (ASGC) Urban Centres/Localities, 2006  
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The Australian Standard Geographical Classification (ASGC) is used by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) for the collection and dissemination of geographically classified statistics. Urban Centres and Localities (UC/Ls) are geographic areas defined in the ASGC under a classification structure called the UC/L Structure.

This is the last part of a three volume set of statistical geography publications relating to the 2001 Census of Population and Housing. The other two volumes are Statistical Geography: Volume 1 - Australian Standard Geographical Classification (ASGC) (Cat. no. 1216.0) and Statistical Geography: Volume 2 - Census Geographic Areas Australia (Cat. no. 2905.0).

This publication lists UC/Ls defined using place of enumeration population counts from the 2006 Census of Population and Housing. It provides summary details about their delimitation and is one component of the set of essential references for understanding and interpreting the geographical context of ABS statistics published for them.

The UC/L Structure is only defined for census years and was last defined in the ASGC 2001 Edition and will next be defined in 2011.

The date of effect of the UC/Ls described in this publication is Census night, 8 August 2006.

Any inquiries regarding UC/Ls, or the ASGC, can be made by contacting the Assistant Director, Area Classification, on telephone 02 6252 5888, facsimile 02 6252 8666, e-mail <> or by writing to Locked Bag 10, Belconnen, ACT 2616.



The Urban Centre and Locality (UC/L) structure of the ASGC groups Census Collection Districts (CDs) to form defined areas according to population and other criteria. The resulting areas are known as Urban Centres or Localities. This publication lists all Urban Centres and Localities defined within a State or Territory in Australia at the time of the 2006 Census.

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