SECTION OF STATE (SOS)
SOS DELIMITATION, IDENTIFIERS AND NAMES
SOS aggregates the UCLs on the basis of population ranges i.e. all UCLs in a S/T within a particular population range are combined into a single SOS.
There are 4 SOS identifiers and names. These are listed below with definitions.
SOS Identifiers and Names
|Identifier ||Name ||Definition |
|0 ||Major Urban ||Major Urban represents a combination of all Urban Centres with a population of 100,000 or more |
|1 ||Other Urban ||Other Urban represents a combination of all Urban Centres with a population between 1,000 and 99,999 |
|2 ||Bounded Locality ||Bounded Localities represents a combination of all Bounded Localities |
|3 ||Rural Balance ||Rural Balance represents the Remainder of State/Territory |
S/Ts do not necessarily have all SOS codes.
SOS names are not unique across Australia.
A SOS is identifiable by a 2 digit fully hierarchical code. This comprises a S/T and SOS identifiers. A SOS identifier is only unique if it is preceded by the S/T identifier.
20 Major Urban
SPECIAL PURPOSE SOS
93 Rural Balance
Two SOSs are also defined in each S/T for that part of a population which cannot be meaningfully assigned to a geographically defined region:
- Migratory - Offshore - Shipping
- No usual address
67 Migratory - Offshore - Shipping (Tas.)
Migratory - Offshore - Shipping (Tas.)
59 No usual address (WA)
No usual address (WA)