2901.0 - Census of Population and Housing: Census Dictionary, 2016
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Standard Australian Classification of Countries (SACC)
The 2016 Census uses the Standard Australian Classification of Countries (SACC), 2016 (cat. no. 1269.0) to code Country of Birth of Person (BPLP), Country of Birth of Father (BPMP) and Country of Birth of Mother (BPFP).
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 the SACC publication on the ABS website: Standard Australian Classification of Countries (SACC), Second Edition, Revision 1 (cat. no. 1269.0).
See also Country of Birth.