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1270.0.55.004 - Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS): Volume 4 - Significant Urban Areas, Urban Centres and Localities, Section of State, July 2011  
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SECTION OF STATE RANGE (SOSR)

SOSR DELIMITATION

SOSR disaggregates the SOS on the basis of population ranges i.e. all UCLs in a S/T within a particular population range are combined into a single SOSR. SOSR regions are consequently not contiguous.

For Urban Centres these ranges are:

      1,000,000 or more
      250,000 to 999,999
      100,000 to 249,999
      50,000 to 99,999
      20,000 to 49,999
      10,000 to 19,999
      5,000 to 9,999
      1,000 to 4,999

For Localities these ranges are:
      500 or more
      200 to 499

There is no population limit applied to the 'Remainder of State/Territory', which are included in a SOSR of 'Remainder of the State/Territory' for each S/T.

S/Ts do not necessarily have all SOSR codes.


SOSR NAMES

There are 8 SOSRs named for the population ranges they represent or the 'Remainder of State/Territory' and these are:
      1 million or more
      250,000 to 999,999
      100,000 to 249,999
      50,000 to 99,999
      20,000 to 49,999
      10,000 to 19,999
      5,000 to 9,999
      1,000 to 4,999
      500 or more
      200 to 499
      Remainder of State/Territory

SOSR names are not unique in Australia.


SOSR CODES

A SOSR is identifiable by a 3 digit fully hierarchical code. This comprises S/T, SOS and SOSR identifiers. A SOSR identifier is only unique if it is preceded by the S/T and SOS identifiers.

For example:

501 1 million or more

S/T
SOS
SOSR
SOSR Name

5
0
1
1 million or more


431 Rural Balance

S/T
SOS
SOSR
SOSR Name

4
3
1
Rural Balance



The complete list of SOSR Identifiers within each SOS are:

Major Urban

SOS Identifier
SOSR Identifier
Population Range

0
1
1 million or more
0
2
250,000 to 999,999
0
3
100,000 to 249,999


Other Urban

SOS Identifier
SOSR Identifier
Population Range

1
1
50,000 to 99,999
1
2
20,000 to 49,999
1
3
10,000 to 19,999
1
4
5,000 to 9,999
1
5
1,000 to 4,999


Bounded Locality

SOS Identifier
SOSR Identifier
Population Range

2
1
500 or more
2
2
200 or 499


Rural Balance

SOS Identifier
SOSR Identifier
Name

3
1
Remainder of State/Territory


Migratory - Offshore - Shipping

SOS Identifier
SOSR Identifier
Name

7
9
Migratory - Offshore - Shipping


No usual address

SOS Identifier
SOSR Identifier
Name

9
9
No usual address




SPECIAL PURPOSE SOSR

Two SOSRs 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

379 Migratory - Offshore - Shipping (Qld)

S/T
SOS
SOSR
UCL Name

3
7
9
Migratory - Offshore - Shipping (Qld)


399 No usual address (Qld)

S/T
SOS
SOSR
UCL Name

3
9
9
No usual address (Qld)







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