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1270.0.55.001 - Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS): Volume 1 - Main Structure and Greater Capital City Statistical Areas, July 2011  
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SPECIAL PURPOSE CODES

PURPOSE

Special purpose codes allow address data to be coded to a non-spatial value. This occurs where there is insufficient information to code to a physical geographic area. For example, where someone is in transit on Census night or where an incomplete address has been supplied. They have been created for each hierarchical level within the Main Structure and the GCCSA Structure.


TYPES OF SPECIAL PURPOSE CODES

Migratory

Migratory is used to code people who are in transit on long distance trains, buses, aircraft and long haul road transport vehicles on Census night.

Offshore

Offshore is used to code people on oil rigs and drilling platforms etc. It is also used for expeditioners in the Australian Antarctic Territory.

Shipping

Shipping is used to code people who are on board vessels in Australian waters, in or between Australian ports on Census night.

No usual address

No usual address is used to code people with no fixed place of abode.


SPECIAL PURPOSE CODE STRUCTURE

The following examples show these for NSW.

Mesh Block Special Purpose Codes

Migratory - Offshore - Shipping

S/T Mesh Blocks Description

1 8000000778 Migratory
1 9000000779 Offshore
1 7000005777 Shipping
1 7000004777 Shipping
1 7000003777 Shipping
1 7000002777 Shipping
1 7000001777 Shipping


No usual address

S/T Mesh Blocks

1 0000009499



SA1, SA2, SA3, SA4 Special Purpose Codes

Migratory - Offshore - Shipping

S/T SA4 SA3 SA2 SA1 Description

1 97 97 9799 91 Migratory
1 97 97 9799 92 Offshore
1 97 97 9799 93 Shipping



There are no Migratory or Offshore SA1s for the OT. There are no Offshore or Shipping SA1s for the ACT.

No usual address

S/T SA4 SA3 SA2 SA1

1 99 99 9499 99



GCCSA Special Purpose Codes

Migratory - Offshore - Shipping

S/T GCCSA

1 9799


No usual address

S/T GCCSA

1 9499




COLLECTION SPECIFIC CODING CONVENTIONS

ABS collections use various conventions to denote circumstances such as: not applicable, overseas visitors etc. These will be explained in the supporting documentation for each release.


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