Abbreviations for units of measurement and their relevant style:
|Abbreviation||Unit of measurement||Style Guide|
|C||Celsius, Centrigrade||16 C|
|Cc or cm³||cubic centimetre (cm³ is standard)||5 cm³|
|Mcg or µg||microgram, (µg is standard)|
Less than 10 and at the beginning of a sentence, use words: one, three, five, seven, nine. From 10 upwards, use numerals unless the number is the first word in a sentence, e.g.: Eleven men walked down the road.
Exceptions, such as semester 1 and World War II, are as shown in Dates, events and periods
Percentages are typically expressed as:
If spelt in full, percentages are expressed as 'per cent', not 'percent', e.g. 3 per cent.
Where large numbers are shown in tables, use a typed space to separate millions and thousands:
- 122 456
- 23 500
- 3 450
- 6 300 000.
Elsewhere, use commas:
- 3,000 years
- 22,000 years
In narrative it is often more elegant to express millions or thousands in words, e.g. 'a $2.4 million budget'
Also refer to Phone numbers.
- A$100 (use only where there could be confusion)