Current Census Economic Regions

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

An economic region (ER) is a grouping of complete census divisions created as a standard geographic area for analysis of regional economic activity.

Source: Statistics Canada, Economic regions, 2016. Reproduced and distributed on an "as is" basis with the permission of Statistics Canada.

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 for access by authorized users in the BC Geographic Warehouse.

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 2019-09-05
Resource Status completed

Object Description

Object Name: WHSE_HUMAN_CULTURAL_ECONOMIC.CEN_ECONOMIC_REGIONS_SVW

Short Name: CNCNMCRGN1
Comments: The latest Economic Region Boundary Files contain the boundaries of the 8 economic regions 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.
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).
ECONOMIC_REGION_NAME CNMCRGNNM VARCHAR2 100 ECONOMIC REGION NAME contains the economic region name.
FEATURE_AREA_SQM FEAT_AREA NUMBER 19
FEATURE_LENGTH_M FEAT_LEN NUMBER 19
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.
SE_ANNO_CAD_DATA BLOB 4000