What's in a SIN?

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From SR3:
"The actual numbers that compose a SIN are generated by a complex formula from several pieces of personal data. What this means is that law enforcement officials can determine your birthdate, state of origin and initials from your SIN."

All the actual examples of what SINs look like are included in the System_Identification_Number article at Sixth World Wiki.  From those examples it is clear to me that cops would only be able to know all the related data "at a glance" if they understood some of the encoding formulas.
Found this in Horse's story in Runner's Companion (p.173):
Human male, ID 29Δ7–36fΔ972-lk83◊0mvp