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Census agricultural region (CAR)
Part A - Short definition:
Part B - Detailed definition:
Census agricultural regions (CARs) are composed of groups of adjacent census divisions. In Saskatchewan, census agricultural regions are made up of groups of adjacent census consolidated subdivisions, but these groups do not necessarily respect census division boundaries.
2011, 2006, 2001, 1996, 1991, 1986, 1981
Census agricultural regions are not defined in Yukon, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut. Also, in Prince Edward Island, for the purpose of disseminating data, each of the three existing census divisions (counties) is treated as a census agricultural region.
In the Prairie Provinces, census agricultural regions are commonly referred to as crop districts.
Each census agricultural region is assigned a two-digit code. In order to uniquely identify each CAR in Canada, the two-digit province/territory (PR) code must precede the CAR code. For example:
|PR-CAR code||CAR name|
|46 03||Agricultural Region 3 (Man.)|
|59 03||Thompson-Okanagan (B.C.)|
Table 1 in the Introduction shows the number of census agricultural regions by province.
Census agricultural regions are used by the Census of Agriculture for disseminating agricultural statistics.
Changes prior to the current census:
Prior to 1996, census agricultural regions were called 'agricultural regions.'