Current Census Tracts
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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_TRACTS_SVW
Short Name: CNCNSSTRC1
Comments: The Census Tract Boundary Files portray the census tract boundaries for which the latest Census data are disseminated. Census tracts are small, relatively stable geographic areas that usually have a population of 2,500 to 8,000. They are located in census metropolitan areas and in census agglomerations with an urban core population of 50,000 or more in the previous census. The files contain the boundaries of 654 census tracts located within 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.|
|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 the provincial parts of 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.|