Data in the CID are available in five sub-national geographical levels

  1. Provincial/Territorial

  2. Economic Region

  3. Census Division

  4. Census Subdivision (community level)

  5. Health Regions

    Most of the demographic and socio-economic data in the CID are available at all five levels of geography.  Crime data are available at the provincial level.  Health data are available at the health region level. Agriculture data are available at the census division, economic region and provincial level.
    Statistics Canada’s hierarchy of standard geographic units for dissemination of the 2006 Census of Canada contains a visual representation of the geography used in the Community Information Database.  To view Statistics Canada’s Census geography
    click here

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Economic Regions and Census Divisions
Census Divisions




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Rural Fact

Some provinces' rural communities gained population over 2001 and 2006 (e.g. Alta (+4%); Ont. (+2.5%); Que. and Man. (+2.4%); BC (+0.7%) while other provinces' rural communities lost population (N.L (-5.6...