1270.0.55.004 - Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS): Volume 4 - Significant Urban Areas, Urban Centres and Localities, Section of State, July 2016  
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SUA CODING STRUCTURE

A Significant Urban Area (SUA) is identifiable by a unique 4 digit non-hierarchical code, with the first digit identifying the State or Territory (S/T). Those SUAs which cross state boundaries are given the State or Territory identifier for the State or Territory which contains the largest Centre. The regions representing those parts of a State or Territory 'Not in a significant urban area' have codes ending in 000.

The codes used for the 2016 SUAs may not match those used in 2011 as codes are assigned alphabetically within each State or Territory for each Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS) edition, and SUA names may have change since 2011.

For example:


S/T identifier
SUA identifier
SUA Name

5
009
Perth
3
006
Gold Coast - Tweed Heads
8
000
Not in a Significant Urban Area (ACT)