Dictionary, Census of Population, 2016
Standard Geographical Classification (SGC) hierarchy
Description of Figure 1.2
Figure 1.2 is a graphical representation of the hierarchy of geographic areas that make up the Standard Geographical Classification (SGC). There are four boxes that are stacked vertically and linked together with lines. The boxes are labelled with the geographic areas that make up the SGC hierarchy. The bottom box is the census subdivision (CSD) level, which is the lowest level in the SGC hierarchy. The CSD (bottom box) aggregates up to the census division (second box), which then aggregates up to the province/territory (third box), which then aggregates up to the highest level in the hierarchy, the geographical region of Canada (top box).
Source: Statistics Canada, 2016 Census of Population.
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