Dictionary, Census of Population, 2016
Figure 1.15
Example of blockface and dissemination block representative points

Release date: November 16, 2016

Figure 1.15 Example of blockface and dissemination block representative points

Description of Figure 1.15

Figure 1.15 is a graphic representation of blockface and dissemination block representative points.

The illustration is made up of a fictional grouping of streets and dissemination blocks. Dissemination blocks appear as polygons. Each dissemination block contains blockface representative points, which are represented by a small 'x' and are centred on the inside of each blockface. Each dissemination block also contains a dissemination block representative point located in the centre of the dissemination block, which is represented by a large, bolded plus sign (+).

In the bottom right quadrant, two dissemination blocks are crossed diagonally by a census subdivision boundary. In order to respect the dissemination area geography, the CSD boundary splits each of the dissemination blocks that it crosses, thus creating two dissemination blocks out of one. Each one of these dissemination blocks contains a dissemination block representative point located in the centre of the dissemination block.

Finally, most dissemination blocks in this graphic contain a series of small polygons, shaded light grey, that represent dwellings.

Below the figure is a legend which demonstrates the symbols used in the figure to represent blockface representative points, dissemination block representative points, and a CSD boundary.

Source: Statistics Canada, 2016 Census of Population.

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