Dictionary, Census of Population, 2016
Figure 1.5
Example of census consolidated subdivisions (CCSs) and census subdivisions (CSDs)

Release date: November 16, 2016

Figure 1.5 Example of census consolidated subdivisions (CCSs) and census subdivisions (CSDs)

Description of Figure 1.5

Figure 1.5 is a fictional grouping of nine census subdivisions (CSDs), shown as polygons labelled with fictional CSD identifiers (a two-digit census division code followed by a space and a three-digit census subdivision code).Note 1 Each CSD is outlined in a thin black line. The nine CSDs are grouped into four census consolidated subdivisions (CCSs), which are outlined in a thick grey line.

The CCS in the top left quadrant of polygons is comprised of three CSDs labelled '01 008,' '01 009,' and '01 011.' Since a CCS gets its name and code from the largest CSD in its grouping, this CCS is labelled '01 008.' The CCS in the top right quadrant is comprised of only one CSD and, therefore, shares the CSD code (01 013). The CCS in the bottom left quadrant of polygons is comprised of two CSDs labelled '01 005' and '01 006.' This CCS is labelled '01 006.' The fourth and final CCS, which is labelled '01 002' in the bottom right quadrant, is comprised of three CSDs labelled '01 001,' '01 002,' and '01 003.'

A legend appears at the bottom left of the figure and identifies the symbols used in the figure for representing the CCS and CSD boundaries and labels.

Source: Statistics Canada, 2016 Census of Population.

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