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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UCL CODING STRUCTURE

An Urban Centre and Locality (UCL) is identifiable by a 6 digit fully hierarchical code. This comprises a State or Territory (S/T), Section of State (SOS), Section of State Range (SOSR) and an UCL identifier. An UCL identifier is only unique if it is preceded by the State or Territory, SOS and SOSR identifiers. It is therefore possible to identify the population range to which the UCL belongs from the component Section of State and Section of State Range codes. This was not possible under the old Australian Standard Geographical Classification (ASGC) UCL coding system.

For example Jervis Bay (L) in Other Territories:

922002 Jervis Bay (L)

S/T
SOS
SOSR
UCL
UCL Name

9
2
2
002
Jervis Bay (L)



For example Remainder of State/ Territory in Tasmania:
631777 Remainder of State/Territory (Tas.)

S/T
SOS
SOSR
UCL
UCL Name

6
3
1
777
Remainder of State/Territory (Tas.)



UCL SPECIAL PURPOSE CODES

Two UCLs are defined in each State or Territory for that part of a population which cannot be meaningfully assigned to a geographically defined region:
    Migratory - Offshore - Shipping
    No usual address

For example Migratory – Offshore – Shipping in New South Wales:
179997 Migratory – Offshore – Shipping

S/T
SOS
SOSR
UCL
UCL Name

1
7
9
997
Migratory – Offshore – Shipping (NSW)



For example No usual address in Victoria:
299994 No usual address (Vic.)

S/T
SOS
SOSR
UCL
UCL Name

2
9
9
994
No usual address (Vic.)



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