2901.0 - Census Dictionary, 2011
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Standard Australian Classification of Countries (SACC)
The Census uses the Standard Australian Classification of Countries (SACC) to code Country of Birth of Person (BPLP). A minor review of the classification occurred in 2011 resulting in the Second Edition, Revision 1. This edition is used in the 2011 Census.
The SACC is based on the concept of geographic proximity. It groups neighbouring countries into progressively broader geographic areas based on similar social, cultural, economic and political characteristics.
The classification contains three levels:
The following example illustrates the hierarchical structure of the classification:
The term countries is used to describe the base-level units. Not all of the units classified are fully independent countries. The base-level units of the classification include:
For further information refer to: Standard Australian Classification of Countries (SACC), Second Edition, Revision 1 (cat. no. 1269.0).
See also Country of birth.