Current Census Metropolitan 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, Trade and Technology|
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|Record Last Modified||2019-05-03|
Object Name: WHSE_HUMAN_CULTURAL_ECONOMIC.CEN_CENSUS_METRO_AREAS_SVW
Short Name: CNCNSSMTRR
Comments: The latest Census Metropolitan Areas / Census Agglomerations Boundary Files for British Columbiacontain the boundaries of the 4 census metropolitan areas and 22 census agglomerations. Acensus metropolitan area (CMA) or a census agglomeration (CA) is formed by one or moreadjacent municipalities centred on a large urban area (known as the urban core). The censuspopulation count of the urban core is at least 10,000 to form a census agglomeration and at least50,000 to form a census metropolitan area. To be included in census metropolitan areas andcensus agglomerations, other adjacent municipalities must have a high degree of integration withthe central urban area, as measured by commuting flows derived from census place of work data.The types associated with the census metropolitan areas / census agglomerations are: censusmetropolitan area is a B, census agglomeration, with no census tracts, D and censusagglomeration, with census tracts is K.Census Metropolitan Areas / Census Agglomerations are multi-part polygons.
|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.|
|CENSUS_METRO_AREA_ID||CNSS_MT_ID||VARCHAR2||5||CENSUS METRO AREA ID - Uniquely identifies the provincial parts of a census metropolitan area or census agglomeration.|
|CENSUS_METRO_AREA_NAME||CNSS_MTR_M||VARCHAR2||100||CENSUS METRO AREA NAME - The official name of the census metropolitan area or census agglomeration.|
|CENSUS_METRO_AREA_TYPE_CODE||CNSS_MTR_D||VARCHAR2||1||CENSUS METRO AREA TYPE - A one-character field identifying whether the unit is a census metropolitan area or a census agglomeration (see domain).|
|CENSUS_METRO_AREA_TYPE_DESC||CNSS_MTR_C||VARCHAR2||120||CENSUS METRO AREA TYPE contains the full description of the census metro area type for the record.|
|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.|