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1216.0 - Australian Standard Geographical Classification (ASGC), Jul 2007  
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Contents >> Section of state structure >> The Spatial Units

THE SPATIAL UNITS

Census Collection District (CD)

See Chapter 2.



Sections of State (SOS)

Within a state or territory, each SOS represents an aggregation of non-contiguous geographical areas of a particular urban/rural type. The categories are:

  • Major Urban: this category provides for a further three categories of urban areas (Urban Centres from the UC/L Structure) based upon population ranges of 1,000,000 or more, 250,000 to 999,999, and 100,000 to 249,999
  • Other Urban: this category provides for a further five categories of urban areas (Urban Centres from the UC/L Structure) based upon population ranges of 50,000 to 99,999, 20,000 to 49,999, 10,000 to 19,999, 5,000 to 9,999, and 1,000 to 4,999
  • Bounded Locality: this category provides for a further two categories of rural areas (Localities from the UC/L Structure) with a population of 500 to 999 and 200 to 499
  • Rural Balance: the remainder of the S/T
  • Migratory: areas composed of off-shore, shipping and migratory CDs (see Chapter 2).


SOS code

SOS are identified by unique two-digit codes within each S/T. For unique Australia-wide identification, each two-digit SOS code has to be used in conjunction with the S/T code.



State/Territory (S/T)

See Chapter 2.

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