[talk-au] place=? An oldie but no past conclusion.

Christopher Barham cbarham at pobox.com
Tue May 3 14:50:44 UTC 2016

> On 03 May 2016, at 14:22, Warin <61sundowner at gmail.com> wrote:
> Why judge on the population? 
> Larger populations get more services - Police, Medical, Education ... they go hand in hand. 
> Populations are usually stated - on the entry signs to towns, villages .. and collected by the ABS. So verifiable and accessible.
> Yes they do change .. but not by vast amounts quickly. 
> Usually the relationship between population centres remains fairly static .. if one grows so do the surrounding ones. 
> Much easier to quickly asses and correctly tag this way. So it satisfies the KISS principle.

City is not just a function of population - It’s can also be a political appointment/status? - e.g. Charters Towers and Redcliffe are cities : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_cities_in_Australia <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_cities_in_Australia>

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