Census Division Boundaries (All Years)

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Published by the Ministry of Jobs, Trade and Technology - BC Stats
Licensed under Open Government Licence - Canada

A census division is an administrative area, which is a component of the Standard Geographical Classification and comprised of census subdivisions. Census division is the general term for provincially legislated areas (such as regional municipality and regional district) or their equivalents. Census divisions are intermediate geographic areas between the province or territorial level and the municipality (census subdivision). The dataset contains all census years from 2006 to 2016.

Data and Resources

Dataset Extent

Latitude: 48.0° to 60.0°
Longitude: -139.5° to -113.5°

Additional Information

Purpose

A dataset of select StatsCan geographic boundaries and associated census profiles.

Lineage Statement

The geographic area boundaries, names, codes, and the relationships among the various geographic levels are found on Statistics Canada?s Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI). These data for administrative areas are updated using information from provincial and territorial sources. These data for statistical areas are updated using the results of the previous census, as well as input from users.

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Contact Information

NameBC Stats (pointOfContact)
EmailBC.Stats@gov.bc.ca
OrganizationMinistry of Jobs, Trade and Technology
Sub-OrganizationBC Stats

Access & Security

Who can view this dataset? Public
Who can download this dataset?Public

Metadata Information

Record Published 2014-12-11
Record Last Modified 2019-08-28
Resource Status completed

Object Description

Object Name: WHSE_HUMAN_CULTURAL_ECONOMIC.CEN_CENSUS_DIVISIONS_SP

Short Name: CNCNSSDVSN
Comments: The 2006 Census Division Boundary Files contain the boundaries of the 28 census divisions in British Columbia.

Column Name Short Name Data Type Data Precision Comments
CENSUS_YEAR CNSSR NUMBER 4 CENSUS YEAR is the year the national census in Canada was conducted, e.g., 2006, 2011. This is done every five years by Statistics Canada.
CENSUS_DIVISION_ID CNSSDVSND VARCHAR2 4 CENSUS DIVISION ID uniquely identifies a census division (SGC code - composed of the 2-digit province/territory code and the 2-digit census division code).
CENSUS_DIVISION_NAME CNSSDVSNNM VARCHAR2 100 CENSUS DIVISION NAME contains the official census division name.
CENSUS_DIVISION_TYPE_CODE CNSSDVSNTP VARCHAR2 3 CENSUS DIVISION TYPE contains the type of the census division.
CENSUS_DIVISION_TYPE_DESC CNSSDVSNT1 VARCHAR2 120 CENSUS DIVISION TYPE DESC contains the full description of the census division type for the record.
GEOMETRY GEOMETRY SDO_GEOMETRY 1 GEOMETRY is the column used to reference the spatial coordinates defining the feature.
SE_ANNO_CAD_DATA BLOB 4000
OBJECTID OBJECTID NUMBER 38
FEATURE_AREA_SQM FEAT_AREA NUMBER 19 FEATURE_AREA_SQM is the system calculated area of a two-dimensional polygon in square meters
FEATURE_LENGTH_M FEAT_LEN NUMBER 19 FEATURE_LENGTH_M is the system calculated length or perimeter of a geometry in meters