Current Census Dissemination Blocks
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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, Trade and Technology|
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|Who can view this dataset?||Public|
|Who can download this dataset?||Public|
|Record Last Modified||2019-05-03|
Object Name: WHSE_HUMAN_CULTURAL_ECONOMIC.CEN_CENSUS_DISSEM_BLOCKS_SVW
Short Name: CNCNSSDSS3
Comments: The Dissemination Block Boundary Files portray the dissemination block boundaries for which the latest Census data are disseminated. A dissemination block is an area bounded on all sides by roads and/or boundaries of standard geographic areas and is the smallest geographic area for which population and dwelling count data are disseminated. The digital boundary file contains the boundaries of 52,793 dissemination blocks for 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.|
|DISSEMINATION_BLOCK_ID||DSSMNTNBLC||VARCHAR2||11||DISSEMINATION BLOCK ID - Uniquely identifies a dissemination blcok (composed of the 2-digit province/territory code, the 2-digit census division code, the 4-digit dissemination area code, and the 2-digit dissemination block code)|
|REP_PNT_LATITUDE||RPPNTLTTD||NUMBER||9||REP PNT LATITUDE - The latitude in decimal degrees of the dissemination block representative point|
|REP_PNT_LONGITUDE||RPPNTLNGTD||NUMBER||11||REP PNT LONGITUDE - The longitude in decimal degrees of the dissemination block representative point|
|DISSEMINATION_AREA_ID||DSSMNTNRD||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||CNSSSBDVSN||VARCHAR2||7||CENSUS SUBDIVISION ID - Uniquely identifies an 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||CNSSCNSLDT||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||CNSSDVSND||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||CNMCRGND||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||CNSSTRCTD||VARCHAR2||10||CENSUS TRACT ID - Uniquely identifies a census tract (composed of the 3-digit census metropolitan area/census agglomeration code followed by the 7-character CTNAME)|
|CENSUS_METRO_AREA_ID||CNSSMTRRD||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||OBJECTID||NUMBER||38||OBJECTID is a column required by spatial layers that interact with ESRI ArcSDE. It is populated with unique values automatically by SDE.|