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A population cluster of 1,000 or more people.



Urban Centres, together with Localities, make up the Urban Centre/Locality (UC/L) structure maintained by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) as part of the Australian Standard Geographical Classification (ASGC).

A Locality is a population cluster of between 200 and 999 people. For statistical purposes, people living in Urban Centres are classified as urban while those in Localities are classified as rural.


ABS cat. no. 2909.0. Statistical Geography: Volume 3 - Australian Standard Geographical Classification (ASGC) Urban Centres/Localities, Australia, 2006. Canberra: Australian Bureau of Statistics

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