Most of the data in the CID come from Statistics Canada’s Census of Population.  Please consult the following from Statistics Canada for indicator and variable definitions and information about the Census:

2006 Census Dictionary
Provides detailed information on every aspect of the Census of Population.

Overview of the Census
Provides detailed information on the 2006 Census. As well, it provides detailed definitions of the Census of Population concepts, variables, and geographic terms.

Overview of the Census of Population: Census variables
Provides explanations of Census variables.

Property Tax Revenues
The following information explains the basic concepts, the underlying methodology and the key aspects
of the data quality of this product.




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Rural Fact

95% of Canada’s land area is rural. Rural Canada is characterized by distance (e.g. to markets, services) and low population and business density.