Dictionary, Census of Population, 2016
Census agricultural region (CAR)

Release date: November 16, 2016


Census agricultural regions (CARs) are composed of groups of adjacent census divisions.

Reported in

2016, 2011, 2006, 2001, 1996, 1991, 1986, 1981


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.

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:

Table summary
This table displays results of Example. The information is grouped by province-census agricultural region code (appearing as row headers), census agricultural region name (appearing as column headers).
PR-CAR code   CAR name
46 03 Agricultural Region 3 (Man.)
59 03 Thompson–Okanagan (B.C.)

Table 1.1 shows the number of census agricultural regions by province.

Census agricultural regions are used by the Census of Agriculture for disseminating agricultural statistics.

Refer to the related definitions of census division (CD) and Standard Geographical Classification (SGC).

Changes prior to the current census

Prior to 2016, in Saskatchewan, census agricultural regions were made up of groups of census consolidated subdivisions, but these groups did not necessarily respect census division boundaries.

Prior to 2016, census agricultural regions were not defined in Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut.

Prior to 1996, census agricultural regions were called 'agricultural regions.'

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