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Table 1
Geographic units by province and territory, 2006 Census

Modified on November 14, 2007

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Geographic unit Canada N.L. P.E.I. N.S. N.B. Que. Ont. Man. Sask. Alta. B.C. Y.T. N.W.T. Nvt.
2001 2006

N.L. Newfoundland and Labrador
P.E.I. Prince Edward Island
N.S. Nova Scotia
N.B. New Brunswick
Que. Quebec
Ont. Ontario
Man. Manitoba
Sask. Saskatchewan
Alta. Alberta
B.C. British Columbia
Y.T. Yukon Territory
N.W.T. Northwest Territories
Nvt. Nunavut
… not applicable

Notes:

  1. Federal electoral districts (1996 Representation Order).
  2. Census metropolitan areas, census agglomerations and urban areas crossing provincial boundaries are counted in both provinces, and, therefore, do not add up to the national total.

Sources: Statistics Canada, 2006 Census of Population; Canada Post Corporation, May 2006.

Federal electoral district
(2003 Representation Order)
3011 308 7 4 11 10 75 106 14 14 28 36 1 1 1
Economic region 76 76 4 1 5 5 17 11 8 6 8 8 1 1 1
Census agricultural region 82 82 3 3 5 4 14 5 12 20 8 8 0 0 0
Census division 288 288 11 3 18 15 98 49 23 18 19 28 1 2 3
Census consolidated
subdivision
2,446 2,341 89 68 43 151 1,008 316 127 300 77 156 1 2 3
Census subdivision 5,600 5,418 377 113 100 276 1,294 585 297 984 453 836 35 37 31
Dissolutions
(January 2, 2001 to
January 1, 2006)
340 9 0 0 0 282 5 7 29 4 4 0 0 0
Incorporations
(January 2, 2001 to
January 1, 2006)
... 158 5 0 2 1 100 4 6 11 5 24 0 0 0
Designated place 1,261 1,289 182 0 49 167 83 88 58 159 262 240 1 0 0
Census metropolitan area 27 33 1 0 1 2 62 152 1 2 2 4 0 0 0
Census agglomeration 113 111 3 2 4 52 262 282 3 72 122 22 1 1 0
with census tracts 16 15 0 0 0 1 3 4 0 0 3 4 0 0 0
without census tracts 94 96 3 2 4 42 232 242 3 72 92 18 1 1 0
Census tract 4,798 5,076 46 0 88 99 1,289 2,136 168 105 491 654 0 0 0
Urban area 913 895 32 7 36 322 2262 2602 382 582 1072 95 1 3 5
Locality 52,291 52,558 2,445 964 3,924 3,450 12,617 10,905 2,349 3,898 3,472 7,708 363 173 290
Dissemination area 52,993 54,626 1,062 292 1,633 1,439 13,408 19,177 2,152 2,431 5,357 7,471 78 84 42
Dissemination block 478,707 478,831 8,199 3,251 14,656 14,864 108,751 126,244 30,421 51,729 65,071 52,808 1,261 967 609
Block-face 3,764,232 3,739,041 78,376 26,190 154,564 132,873 835,458 942,567 198,063 361,069 507,859 473,418 11,888 11,620 5,096
Forward sortation area 1,595 1,625 35 7 76 110 415 522 64 48 150 189 3 3 3
Postal code 758,658 805,640 10,378 3,157 25,313 57,355 202,972 269,676 23,943 21,541 76,924 112,904 942 506 29