Suburbs and localities are the names of geographic subdivisions in Australia, mainly for address purposes. The term locality is used in rural areas, while the equivalent in urban areas is suburbs. This Australian usage is very different from the common American and British usage of the word "suburb", which typically means a smaller, frequently separate residential community outside, but close to, a larger city. The Australian usage is closer to the American or British use of "district" or "neighborhood", and can be used to refer to any portion of a city. As a result, while a Londoner would never refer to the City of London as a "suburb", and a New Yorker would not use the word to describe midtown Manhattan, an Australian would naturally speak of the Central Business District of Sydney as being one of Sydney's "suburbs".