Community Type   

Title Description Years/month available Latest year available

Statistical Area Classification System

The Statistical Area Classification (SAC) groups census subdivisions according to whether they are a component of a census metropolitan area, a census agglomeration, a census metropolitan area and census agglomeration influenced zone (strong MIZ, moderate MIZ, weak MIZ or no MIZ), or the territories (Yukon Territory, Northwest Territories and Nunavut). The SAC is used for data dissemination purposes

Years Posted on the CID – 2006

Latest year available – 2006

OECD Regional Typology

Predominantly rural regions are census divisions (CDs) where more than 50% of the population lives in a rural community. A rural community has a density less than 150 persons per square kilometre. Intermediate regions are CDs where 15% to 49% of the population lives in rural communities. Predominantly urban regions are CDs where less than 15% of the population lives in a rural community.

Years Posted on the CID -2006

Latest year available – 2006

Urban and Rural Areas

An urban area has a minimum population concentration of 1,000 persons and a population density of at least 400 persons per square kilometre, based on the current census population count. All territory outside urban areas is classified as rural. Taken together, urban and rural areas cover all of Canada.

Urban population includes all population living in the urban cores, secondary urban cores and urban fringes of census metropolitan areas (CMAs) and census agglomerations (CAs)>, as well as the population living in urban areas outside CMAs and CAs.

Years Posted on the CID -2006

Latest year available – 2006

 Census of Population   

 Title Description Years/month available Latest year available
 Population

Adapted from Statistics Canada, Semi-custom Profile, unpublished data, 1996, 2001 and 2006, Census of Population

Years Posted on the CID - 1996,2001 and 2006

 Latest year available – 2006

Language

Adapted from Statistics Canada, Semi-custom Profile, unpublished data, 1996, 2001 and 2006, Census of Population

Years Posted on the CID -1996, 2001 and 2006

Latest year available – 2006

Migration and Mobility

Adapted from Statistics Canada, Semi-custom Profile, unpublished data, 1996, 2001 and 2006, Census of Population

Years Posted on the CID -1996, 2001 and 2006

Latest year available – 2006
 Immigration and Citizenship

Adapted from Statistics Canada, Semi-custom Profile, unpublished data, 1996, 2001 and 2006, Census of Population

Years Posted on the CID -1996, 2001 and 2006

 Latest year available – 2006

Aboriginal Peoples

Adapted from Statistics Canada, Semi-custom Profile, unpublished data, 1996, 2001 and 2006, Census of Population

 Years Posted on the CID -1996, 2001 and 2006 Latest year available – 2006

Education

Adapted from Statistics Canada, Semi-custom Profile, unpublished data, 1996, 2001 and 2006, Census of Population

 Years Posted on the CID -1996, 2001 and 2006   Latest year available – 2006

Employment and Work

Adapted from Statistics Canada, Semi-custom Profile, unpublished data, 1996, 2001 and 2006, Census of Population

 Years Posted on the CID -1996, 2001 and 2006   Latest year available – 2006

Income

Adapted from Statistics Canada, Semi-custom Profile, unpublished data, 1996, 2001 and 2006, Census of Population

 Years Posted on the CID -1996, 2001 and 2006 Latest year available – 2006

Family

Adapted from Statistics Canada, Semi-custom Profile, unpublished data, 1996, 2001 and 2006, Census of Population

 Years Posted on the CID -1996, 2001 and 2006 Latest year available – 2006

Housing

Adapted from Statistics Canada, Semi-custom Profile, unpublished data, 1996, 2001 and 2006, Census of Population

 Years Posted on the CID -1996, 2001 and 2006   Latest year available – 2006

Infrastructure

Statistics Canada

Years Posted on the CID -1996 and 2001

Latest year available – 2001

Environment and Sustainability

Statistics Canada, Environment Accounts and Statistics Division

Years Posted on the CID – 2004

Latest year available – 2004

Health

Statistics Canada, Canadian Community Health Survey (table 105-0501)

Years Posted on the CID – 2003, 2005, 2007, 2008 and 2009

 Latest year available – 2009

Crime

Statistics Canada, Uniform Crime Reporting Survey, Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics

Years Posted on the CID -1996, 2001 and 2006

 Latest year available – 2006

Gross Domestic Product (GDP)

 Adapted from Statistics Canada, Table 379-0025

Years Posted on the CID -1996, 2001 and 2006

 Latest year available – 2006

Businesses and Organizations

Adapted from Statistics Canada, Canadian Business Patterns

Years Posted on the CID – 2007

 Latest year available – 2007

Agriculture

Statistics Canada, Farm Data and Farm Operator Data, 95-629-XWE, 2006 Census of Agriculture

Years Posted on the CID – 2006

Latest year available – 2006

Amenities

Parks Canada, National Historic Sites of Canada

Years Posted on the CID – 2008

 Latest year available – 2008

Co-operatives

Co-operatives Secretariat, Annual Survey of Co-operatives in Canada.

Years Posted on the CID – 1995, 2000, 2005

Latest year available – 2005

 

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Rural Fact

The five largest sectors for rural employment in 2009 were: retail and wholesale trade (14%); health care and social assistance (12%); manufacturing (12%); construction (9%); and agriculture (8%).