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1270.0.55.004 - Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS): Volume 4 - Significant Urban Areas, Urban Centres and Localities, Section of State, July 2011  
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SECTION OF STATE (SOS)

SOS DELIMITATION, IDENTIFIERS AND NAMES

SOS aggregates the UCLs on the basis of population ranges i.e. all UCLs in a S/T within a particular population range are combined into a single SOS.

There are 4 SOS identifiers and names. These are listed below with definitions.

SOS Identifiers and Names

Identifier Name Definition

0 Major Urban Major Urban represents a combination of all Urban Centres with a population of 100,000 or more
1 Other Urban Other Urban represents a combination of all Urban Centres with a population between 1,000 and 99,999
2 Bounded Locality Bounded Localities represents a combination of all Bounded Localities
3 Rural Balance Rural Balance represents the Remainder of State/Territory



S/Ts do not necessarily have all SOS codes.

SOS names are not unique across Australia.


SOS CODES

A SOS is identifiable by a 2 digit fully hierarchical code. This comprises a S/T and SOS identifiers. A SOS identifier is only unique if it is preceded by the S/T identifier.

For example:

20 Major Urban

S/T
SOS
SOS Name

2
0
Major Urban


93 Rural Balance

S/T
SOS
SOS Name

9
3
Rural Balance




SPECIAL PURPOSE SOS

Two SOSs are also defined in each S/T for that part of a population which cannot be meaningfully assigned to a geographically defined region:

  • Migratory - Offshore - Shipping
  • No usual address

67 Migratory - Offshore - Shipping (Tas.)

S/T
SOS
SOS Name

6
7
Migratory - Offshore - Shipping (Tas.)


59 No usual address (WA)

S/T
SOS
SOS Name

5
9
No usual address (WA)







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