2016 population ecumene by census subdivision
A population ecumene is the area of inhabited lands or settled areas generally delimited by a minimum population density. This ecumene shows the areas of the densest and most extended population within census subdivisions.
A census subdivision (CSD) is the general term for municipalities (as determined by provincial or territorial legislation) or areas treated as municipal equivalents for statistical purposes (e.g., Indigenous Peoples reserves and communities and unorganized territories). Municipal status is defined by laws in effect in each province and territory in Canada. For further information, consult the Statistics Canada’s 2016 Illustrated Glossary (see below under Data Resources).
The assemblage of dissemination block population density data from the 2016 Census of Population are used to form the ecumene areas within census subdivisions. Areas included in the ecumene are dissemination blocks where the population density is greater than or equal to 0.4 persons per square kilometre or about one person per square mile. In some areas to capture more population within the ecumene the criteria was extended to 0.2 persons per square kilometre. The ecumene areas were generalized in certain areas to remove small uninhabited areas within the ecumene areas in census subdivisions.
This map can be used as an “ecumene” overlay to differentiate the sparsely populated areas from the ecumene in conjunction with census subdivision data or other large-scale maps. This ecumene shows a more meaningful distribution of the population for Canada.
- Publisher - Current Organization Name: Natural Resources Canada
- Licence: Open Government Licence - Canada
Data and Resources
2016 Population ecumene by census subdivisionESRI RESTEnglish web_service ESRI REST
2016 Population ecumene by census subdivisionWMSEnglish web_service WMS
2016 Population ecumene by census subdivisionWMSFrench web_service WMS
Statistics Canada’s 2016 Illustrated GlossaryHTMLEnglish guide HTML
Statistics Canada’s 2016 Illustrated GlossaryHTMLFrench guide HTML
2016 Population ecumene by census subdivisionESRI RESTFrench web_service ESRI REST
2016 Population ecumene by census subdivisionFGDB/GDBEnglish French dataset FGDB/GDB
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