Current Census Subdivision Boundaries

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

A census subdivision is an administrative area, which is a component of the Standard Geographical Classification. Census subdivision is the general term for municipalities, as determined by provincial legislation, or areas treated as municipal equivalents for statistical purposes, for example, Indian reserves, Indian settlements and unorganized territories.

Source: Statistics Canada, Census subdivisions, 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°

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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

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

Metadata Information

Record Published 2014-12-11
Record Last Modified 2019-05-03
Resource Status completed

Object Description

Object Name: WHSE_HUMAN_CULTURAL_ECONOMIC.CEN_CENSUS_SUBDIVSIONS_SVW

Short Name: CNCNSSSBDV
Comments: The latest Census Subdivision Boundary Files contains the boundaries of the 836 censussubdivisions in British Columbia. A census subdivision is an administrative area, which is a component of the Standard Geographical Classification. Census subdivision is the general term for municipalities, as determined by provincial legislation, or areas treated as municipal equivalents for statistical purposes, for example, Indian reserves, Indian settlements and unorganized territories.The values for Statistical Area Classification (SACtype) used in British Columbia are:Census subdivision within census metropolitan area 1Census subdivision within census agglomeration, with at least one census tract 2Census subdivision within census agglomeration, having no census tracts 3Census subdivision outside of CMA / CA having strong metropolitan influence 4Census subdivision outside of CMA / CA having moderate metropolitan influence 5Census subdivision outside of CMA / CA having weak metropolitan influence 6Census subdivision outside of CMA / CA having no metropolitan influence 7Census Subdivisions are multi-part polygons.

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_SUBDIVISION_ID CNSSSBDVSN VARCHAR2 7 CENSUS SUBDIVISION ID uniquely identifiers a census subdivision (composed of 2-digit province code, 2-digit census division and 3-digit census subdivision codes)
CENSUS_SUBDIVISION_NAME CNSSSBDVS1 VARCHAR2 100 CENSUS SUBDIVISION NAME is the official name provided by federal or provincial/territorial authorities
CENSUS_SUBDIVISION_TYPE_CODE CNSSSBDVS2 VARCHAR2 12 CENSUS SUBDIVISION TYPE - Census subdivisions (CSDs) are classified into 55 types according to official designations adopted by provincial/territorial or federal authorities.
CENSUS_SUBDIVISION_TYPE_DESC CNSSSBDVS3 VARCHAR2 120 CENSUS SUBDIVISION TYPE DESC contains the full description of the census subdivision type for the record.
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 - The official census division name.
CENSUS_DIVISION_TYPE_CODE CNSSDVSNTP VARCHAR2 3 CENSUS DIVISION TYPE - 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.
CENSUS_METRO_AREA_ID CNSSMTRRD VARCHAR2 3 CENSUS METRO AREA ID - The CMA/CA code is a three-digit code that uniquely identifies each CMA/CA in Canada.
CENSUS_METRO_AREA_NAME CNSSMTRRNM VARCHAR2 100 CENSUS METRO AREA NAME - The official name of the census metropolitan area or census agglomeration.
STAT_AREA_CLASS_TYPE_CODE STTRCLSSTP VARCHAR2 1 STAT AREA CLASS TYPE - The Statistical Area Classification (SAC) groups census subdivisions according to whether they are a component of a census metropolitan area, a census agglomeration, or a census metropolitan area or a census agglomeration influenced zone.
STAT_AREA_CLASS_TYPE_DESC STTRCLSST1 VARCHAR2 120 STAT AREA CLASS TYPE DESC contains the full description of the statistical area classification type for the record.
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 - The economic region name.
FEATURE_AREA_SQM NUMBER 19
FEATURE_LENGTH_M 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