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2006 Community Profiles

What are dissolved census subdivisions?

The boundaries and names of census subdivisions can change from one census to the next because of annexations, dissolutions and incorporations. These changes can result in the 'dissolution' of various census subdivisions. A dissolved census subdivision is a community that existed on January 1, 2001, but which no longer existed on January 1, 2006, the 2006 Census geographic reference date. The concept of 'Census subdivision - previous census' has been established to provide a means of tabulating current census data for census subdivisions as they were delineated for the previous (2001) census. A ‘best fit’ linkage was established between blocks for the 2006 Census and census subdivisions for the 2001 Census. This linkage ensures that data from the current census can be tabulated for the communities from the previous census.

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