Current Census Dissemination Areas
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A dataset of select StatsCan geographic boundaries and associated census profiles for access by authorized users in the BC Geographic Warehouse.
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.
|Name||BC Stats (pointOfContact)|
|Organization||Ministry of Jobs, Economic Development and Competitiveness|
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|Who can view this dataset?||Public|
|Who can download this dataset?||Public|
|Record Last Modified||2019-12-17|
Object Name: WHSE_HUMAN_CULTURAL_ECONOMIC.CEN_CENSUS_DISSEM_AREAS_SVW
Short Name: CNCNSSDSS2
Comments: The Dissemination Area Boundary Files portray the dissemination area boundaries for which the latest Census data are disseminated. A dissemination area is a small area composed of one or more neighbouring blocks and is the smallest standard geographic area for which all census data are disseminated. The digital boundary file contains the boundaries of the 7469 dissemination areas for British Columbia. Dissemination areas 59290104 and 59290108 are not included within the cartographic boundary file because they are located entirely within coastal waters, they are therefore automatically removed during the production of the cartographic boundary file.
|Column Name||Short Name||Data Type||Data Precision||Comments|
|CENSUS_YEAR||CNSS_YR||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.|
|DISSEMINATION_AREA_ID||DSSMNTN_ID||VARCHAR2||8||DISSEMINATION AREA ID - Uniquely identifies a dissemination area (composed of the 2-digit province/territory code, the 2-digit census division code, and the 4-digit dissemination area code)|
|CENSUS_SUBDIVISION_ID||CNSS_SB_ID||VARCHAR2||7||CENSUS SUBDIVISION ID - Uniquely identifies a census subdivision (composed of the 2-digit province/territory code, the 2-digit census division code, and the 3-digit census subdivision code)|
|CENSUS_CONSOLIDATED_ID||CNSS_CN_ID||VARCHAR2||7||CENSUS CONSOLIDATED ID - Uniquely identifies a census consolidated subdivision (composed of the 2-digit province/territory code, the 2-digit census division code and the 3-digit census consolidated subdivision code)|
|CENSUS_DIVISION_ID||CNSS_DV_ID||VARCHAR2||4||CENSUS DIVISION ID - Uniquely identifies a census division (composed of the 2-digit province/territory code and the 2-digit census division code)|
|ECONOMIC_REGION_ID||ECNMC_R_ID||VARCHAR2||4||ECONOMIC REGION ID - Uniquely identifies an economic region (composed of the 2-digit province/territory code and the 2-digit economic region code)|
|CENSUS_TRACT_ID||CNSS_TR_ID||VARCHAR2||10||CENSUS TRACT ID - Uniquely identifies a census tract (composed of the 3-digit census metroppolitan area/census agglomeration code followed by the 7-character CTNAME)|
|CENSUS_METRO_AREA_ID||CNSS_MT_ID||VARCHAR2||3||CENSUS METRO AREA ID - Uniquely identifies a census metropolitan area or census agglomeration.|
|GEOMETRY||GEOMETRY||SDO_GEOMETRY||64||GEOMETRY is the column used to reference the spatial coordinates defining the feature.|
|OBJECTID||BJCTD||NUMBER||38||OBJECTID is a column required by spatial layers that interact with ESRI ArcSDE. It is populated with unique values automatically by SDE.|