Australian Bureau of Statistics
1216.0 - Australian Standard Geographical Classification (ASGC), Jul 2009
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 16/09/2009
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THE SPATIAL UNITS
In all states and the Northern Territory each incorporated area has an official status. In this ASGC edition, the various LGA status types currently in use are:
In the LGA Structure LGA names are contracted. A suffix also indicates the LGA status.
District Council of Copper Coast Copper Coast (DC)
LGA names are not unique across states and territories (e.g. Campbelltown (C) is duplicated between New South Wales and South Australia). An LGA name will become unique when used in conjunction with a state code, or its LGA code.
LGAs are identified by four-digit codes as follows:
The exceptions to this rule are explained in special case LGA codes below.
Special case LGA codes
When an LGA consists of many component SLAs, it becomes impossible to maintain a three-digit link between the LGA code and the SLA codes. This occurs for the LGAs of: Queensland - Brisbane (C), Gold Coast (C), Logan (C), Moreton Bay (R), Redland (S), Sunshine Coast (R), Toowoomba (R), Ipswich (C), Cairns (R), Torres Strait Island (R) and Townsville (C); and for the Northern Territory - Darwin (C) and Palmerston (C).
For example, the LGA of Brisbane (C) in Queensland is split into 158 SLAs, including:
See Chapter 2.
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