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Census 2001 Boundary Data





Census 2001 Data
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The Canadian Census is conducted by Statistics Canada every four years and provides a statistical portrait of the country and its people. This data is a valuable part of geo-spatial decision-making process. Census data can be used in a myriad of applications including market research, site location analysis, and in planning community services such as; healthcare, education, transportation, day-care, emergency services, and much more. The 2001 Census Boundary files (from DMTI) are available at the following levels of geography; Forward Sortation Area (FSA), Dissemination Area (DA), Census Subdivision (CSD), Census Division (CD), Census Metropolitan Area/Census Agglomeration (CMA/CA), Census Tract (CT), Federal Electoral Division (FED).

Table of Contents


    1. Census Division (CD) level
    2. Metropolitan Area and Census Aggomeration (CMA/CA)
    3. Census Subdivision (CSD) level
    4. Census Tract (CT) level
    5. Dissemination Area(DA) level
    6. Federal Electoral District (FED) level
    7. Forward Sortation Area
    8. Canada Directory

Census Division (CD) level


Documentation
Census Division is the general term applied to areas established by provincial law which are intermediate geographic areas between the municipality (census subdivision) and the province level. Census divisions represent counties, regional districts, regional municipalities and other types of provincially legislated areas.
  1. DMTI 2001 Census Boundaries (format {pdf}, 355 Kb)

Data
Description
Arcview (zipped)
Mapinfo (zipped)
Type
Census Division Boundary file
2.6 MB
1.7 MB
csd
Canada Water File
6.4 MB
3.7 MB
wat


Census Metropolitan Area and Census Aggomeration (CMA/CA)


Documentation
The census metropolitan area, as well as the census agglomeration is a very large urban area (urban core) together with adjacent urban and rural areas that have a high degree of social and economic integration with the urban core. A CMA has an urban core population of at least 100,000 based on the previous census. A CA has an urban core population of at least 10,000 based on the previous census. A CMA may be consolidated with adjacent census agglomerations if they are socially and economically integrated, forming an area know as a consolidated CMA.
  1. DMTI 2001 Census Boundaries (format {pdf}, 355 Kb)

Data
Description
Arcview (zipped)
Mapinfo (zipped)
Type
Census Metropolitan Area and Census Agglomeration
5.9 MB
3.9 MB
cma
Canada Water File
6.4 MB
3.7 MB
wat

Census Subdivision (CSD) level


Documentation
Census Subdivision is the general term applied to municipalities (as determined by provincial legislation) or their equivalent (for example, Indian reserves, Indian settlements and unorganized territories).
  1. DMTI 2001 Census Boundaries (format {pdf}, 355 Kb)

Data
Description
Arcview (zipped)
Mapinfo (zipped)
Type
Census Subdivision file
8.6 MB
5.9 MB
csd
Canada Water File
6.4 MB
3.7 MB
wat

Census Tract (CT) level


Documentation
Census tracts are small geographic units representing urban or rural neighbourhood-like communities created in CMAs and CAís with an urban core population of 50,000 or more at the previous census. The population of CTís typically range between 2,500 and 8,000.
  1. DMTI 2001 Census Boundaries (format {pdf}, 355 Kb)

Data
Description
Arcview (zipped)
Mapinfo (zipped)
Type
Census Tract data
3.9 MB
2.6 MB
ct
Canada Water File
6.4 MB
3.7 MB
wat


Dissemination Area (DA) level


Documentation
An dissemination area is the geographic area canvassed by one census representative. It is the smallest geographic area for which census data is reported. An dissemination area may contain approximately 125 to 440 dwellings depending if it is located in a rural or urban area respectively.
  1. DMTI 2001 Census Boundaries (format {pdf}, 355 Kb)

Data
Description
Arcview (zipped)
Mapinfo (zipped)
Type
Dissemination Area data
31 MB
22 MB
da
Canada Water File
6.4 MB
3.7 MB
wat


Federal Electoral District (FED) level


Documentation
A federal electoral district (FED) refers to any place or territorial area entitled to elect a representative member to serve in the House of Commons. The FEDs are revised by the Electoral Boundaries Commission and prepared by the Chief Electoral Officer after each decennial census.
  1. DMTI 2001 Census Boundaries (format {pdf}, 355 Kb)

Data
Description
Arcview (zipped)
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Type
Federal Electoral District files
4.4 MB
2.6 MB
fed
Canada Water File
6.4 MB
3.7 MB
wat


Forward Sortation Area (FSA) level


Documentation
A Forward Sortation Area boundary, or FSA, is defined as the first three characters of a postal code, which represent a geographic area.
  1. FSA boundaries across Canada
  2. 1,605 boundaries
  3. Province abbreviation code

  1. DMTI 2001 Census Boundaries (format {pdf}, 355 Kb)

Data
Description
Arcview (zipped)
Mapinfo (zipped)
Type
Forward Sortation Area files (Shore)
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fsa
Forward Sortation Area files (UnShore)
3.8 MB
2.2 MB
fsa
Canada Water File
6.4 MB
3.7 MB
wat


Canada Directory


Documentation
The Canada Directory included consists of area code boundaries, time zone boundaries, provincial boundaries, regional municipality boundaries, DMTI topographic boundaries, and DMTI national coarse water layers.
  1. Canada Directory Version 8.3 (format {pdf}, 712 Kb)

Data
Description
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Mapinfo (zipped)
Type
Area Code Boundaries
627 KB
421 KB
acb
Capital Cities
5.0 KB
1.7 KB
prv
Provincial Boundaries
487 KB
1.2 MB
prv
Regional Municipality Boundaries
2.3 MB
3.1 MB
rmn
Topographic Boundaries
879 KB
512 KB
top
Time Zone boundaries
403 KB
757 KB
tzs
Time Zone boundaries (2)
437 KB
1.0 MB
tzv
National coarse water
6.4 MB
3.7 MB
wat

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