Current Census Subdivision Boundaries
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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_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.|
|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.|