Table 1
Geographic units by province and territory, 2011 Census

Description

This table shows the national, provincial and territorial distributions of geographic units for the 2011 Census.

Table 1
Geographic units by province and territory, 2011 Census
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.
2006 2011

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
N.W.T. Northwest Territories
Nvt. Nunavut

… not applicable

Note:

  1. Census metropolitan areas, census agglomerations, large urban population centres and small population centres crossing provincial boundaries are counted in both provinces, and, therefore, do not add up to the national total.

Sources: Statistics Canada, 2011 Census of Population; Canada Post Corporation, May 2011.

Federal electoral district
(2003 Representation Order)
308 308 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
Census division 288 293 11 3 18 15 98 49 23 18 19 29 1 6 3
Census consolidated
subdivision
2,341 2,338 89 68 43 151 1,005 316 126 300 77 153 1 6 3
Census subdivision 5,418 5,253 376 113 99 273 1,285 574 287 959 435 743 37 41 31
Dissolutions
(January 2, 2006 to
January 1, 2011)
221 3 0 1 6 13 13 13 26 19 126 0 1 0
Incorporations
(January 2, 2006 to
January 1, 2011)
... 56 2 0 0 3 4 2 3 1 1 33 2 5 0
Designated place 1,289 1,507 183 0 65 167 106 114 97 194 261 319 1 0 0
Census metropolitan area 33 33 1 0 1 2 61 151 1 2 2 4 0 0 0
Census agglomeration 111 114 3 2 4 51 251 281 4 71 161 21 1 1 0
with census tracts 15 15 0 0 0 1 3 4 0 0 3 4 0 0 0
without census tracts 96 99 3 2 4 41 221 241 4 71 131 17 1 1 0
Census tract 5,076 5,452 47 0 93 102 1,371 2,273 173 109 573 711 0 0 0
Small population centre (1,000 to 29,999) 811 857 29 6 35 301 2241 2371 421 591 1011 87 1 3 7
Medium population centre (30,000 to 99,999) 54 54 0 1 1 2 13 19 1 2 6 9 0 0 0
Large urban population centre (100,000 or more) 29 31 1 0 1 1 61 141 1 2 2 4 0 0 0
Place name 21,411 35,033 1,836 709 3,138 2,679 6,985 8,091 1,839 2,687 3,117 3,528 195 153 76
Dissemination area 54,626 56,204 1,071 293 1,645 1,454 13,622 19,964 2,179 2,467 5,711 7,582 68 98 50
Dissemination block 478,831 493,345 8,732 3,573 15,842 15,415 109,455 132,777 30,471 51,610 66,332 55,529 1,359 1,492 758
Block-face 3,739,041 3,947,786 81,868 27,050 155,484 135,411 842,992 1,003,813 201,005 362,238 525,180 577,975 13,036 15,612 6,122
Forward sortation area 1,625 1,638 35 7 77 111 418 526 64 48 153 190 3 3 3
Postal codeOM 805,640 834,056 10,878 3,316 27,852 58,617 212,162 276,844 24,568 21,923 80,948 115,435 968 516 29