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Australian Standard Classification of Cultural and Ethnic Groups (ASCCEG)


The Australian Standard Classification of Cultural and Ethnic Groups (ASCCEG) is the Australian statistical standard for classifying data relating to the ethnic and cultural composition of the Australian population. ASCCEG is a classification of cultural and ethnic groups based on the geographic area in which a group originated or developed and the similarity of cultural and ethnic groups in terms of social and cultural characteristics.


The ASCCEG was first published in 2000 and was revised in 2005. The ASCCEG Second Edition (2005) is used in the 2006 Census to classify the variables Ancestry1 (ANC1P) and Ancestry2 (ANC2P). For more information refer to the Australian Standard Classification of Cultural and Ethnic Groups (ASCCEG) ( cat. no. 1249.0), available in hard copy, and from the ABS web site <www.abs.gov.au>.


See also Ancestry.


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