STANDARD AUSTRALIAN CLASSIFICATION OF COUNTRIES (SACC)
6.62 The Standard Australian Classification of Countries (SACC) (cat. no. 1269.0), available on the ABS website, is the Australian statistical standard for social statistics classified by country. The SACC is a 4 digit hierarchical classification, essentially based on the concept of geographic proximity. It groups neighbouring countries into progressively broader geographic areas on the basis of their similarity in terms of social, cultural, economic and political characteristics.
6.63 The SACC can be directly corresponded to the International Organization for Standardization country codes. The classification is intended for use whenever social, demographic and labour statistics are classified by country. The SACC, and UN location code have been broadly aligned at the most detailed level. The international merchandise trade country code classification aligns as far as practicable to the SACC. However, because international merchandise trade statistics are not fully aligned with the UN/Locode, consistent international merchandise trade statistics classified by the SACC cannot be easily produced.
6.64 Some examples of the SACC compared with the international merchandise trade statistics country codes are included below.
TABLE 6.4: EXAMPLES OF THE SACC COMPARED TO THE INTERNATIONAL MERCHANDISE TRADE STATISTICS COUNTRY CODES
(a) Tokelau is not a separate country in international merchandise trade statistics it is included in New Zealand, see Table 6.2 in Country and Overseas Port Classifications and Processing.
INTERNATIONAL MERCHANDISE TRADE STATISTICS
|Country Code||Description||Country Code||Description|
|1102||Norfolk Island||NORF||Norfolk Island|
|1201||New Zealand||NZ||New Zealand|
|1507||Tokelau(a)||No corresponding country code|