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More information on Urban population size group


2006, 2001, 1996, 1991, 1986, 1981, 1976, 1971, 1966, 1961


Refer to the related definition of urban area (UA).

Changes prior to the current census:

From 1986 to 1996, there was an urban population size group for 'under 1,000'. This group included those urban areas that had met the necessary population concentration and density criteria at the previous census, but had declined in population to under 1,000 for the current year.

Prior to 1986, the following population size groups were used:

  • 1,000 to 2,499
  • 2,500 to 4,999
  • 5,000 to 9,999
  • 10,000 to 29,999
  • 30,000 to 99,999
  • 100,000 to 499,999
  • 500,000 and over

Prior to 1976, the term 'municipal size group' was used.