Address—statistical area, level 3 (SA3) code (ASGS 2011) NNNNN
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Element|
|Short name:||Statistical area level 3 (SA3)|
|Definition:||A designated region representing a standardised regional breakup of Australia, as represented by a code. The aim of SA3s is to create a standard framework for the analysis of ABS data at the regional level through clustering groups of SA2s that have similar regional characteristics.|
|Data Element Concept:||Address—statistical area|
Value domain attributes
|Classification scheme:||Australian Statistical Geography Standard 2011|
|Maximum character length:||5|
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:|
SA3 coding structure:
An SA3 is identified by a 5-digit hierarchical code. This comprises a 1-digit state/territory identifier followed by a 2-digit SA4 identifier, unique within each state/territory, and a 2-digit SA3 identifier, unique within each SA4.
|Comments:||SA3s are built from whole SA2s. Whole SA3s aggregate directly to SA4s in the Main Structure. SA3s do not cross state/territory borders. There are 333 SA3 spatial units. In aggregate, they cover the whole of Australia without gaps or overlaps.|
Source and reference attributes
|Origin:||1270.0.55.001 - Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS): Volume 1 - Main Structure and Greater Capital City Statistical Areas, July 2011 http://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/[email protected]/DetailsPage/|
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