In Australia, the area managed by a District Government is defined as a Local Government Area (LGA). In Australia, the LGAs are the identified as "Administrative Level 6" in OpenStreetMap.
Details for on the common Administrative Levels used worldwide are available here:
District Label is a shortened version of the full LGA name that can be used in space constrained user interfaces e.g. web pages. It must be all lowercase and be 10 characters or less.
In Australia a District Label is created from the official District Name using a 3-step process:
Make the name all lowercase
Remove these words from the name:
Remove any non-alphanumeric characters
e.g. space, dash, comma etc.
District Label examples for some Australia LGAs:
|Local Government Area
|City of Greater Geraldton
|Northern Beaches Council
|Randwick City Council
|Council of the City of Sydney
|Shire of Wyndham-East Kimberley
District Labels can be used by themselves (e.g. sydney) only if there is no ambiguity, otherwise they should be used with prefix and suffix added (e.g. g_sydney_aunsw).
If possible. always use a District Label with prefix and suffix:
- a type prefix g_ to standard for government
- a region suffix consisting of its Region Label e.g. aunsw
In Australia the Local Government Areas change quite often, so District Labels should not be used when consistency over time is required (Cell Labels can be used instead).