Metropolitan area concepts in Canada and selected foreign countries: CS99-973/1983-PDF ; CS92-X-503/1983-PDF

"The Census Metropolitan Area (CMA) and Census Agglomeration (CA) concepts are becoming increasingly important in the Canadian census due to (a) the large proportion of Canada's population living in the areas so defined (almost 70 % in the 1981 Census), and (b) their uses by several divisions of Statistics Canada and by other agencies as a spatial frame of reference for the publication of statistical data. In view of the growing importance of these two concepts, the Geography Division revises them at almost every census. That is sufficient reason for the preparation of this paper, whose purpose is twofold: first, to examine how the two concepts are used at Statistics Canada, and second, to compare Statistics Canada's definitions of and delineation criteria for Census Agglomerations and Census Metropolitan Areas with those of selected foreign countries."--Intro.

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Department/Agency Statistics Canada. Spatial Delineation and Analysis Section.
Title Metropolitan area concepts in Canada and selected foreign countries
Series Title Working paper (Geography series) = Document de travail (Série de la géographie) ;
Publication Type Monograph
Language Bilingual-[English | French]
Format Electronic
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Note Digitized edition from print [produced by Statistics Canada]. Opposite pages bear duplicate numbering. "February 1983."
Date 1983.
Number of Pages 30, 30 p.
Catalogue Number
  • CS99-973/1983-PDF
  • CS92-X-503/1983-PDF
Departmental Catalogue Number 8-3400-503
Subject Terms Census data, Urban environment