2016 population ecumene by census division
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 divisions.
Census divisions are the provincially legislated areas (such as county, municipalité régionale de comté, and regional district) or their equivalents. Census divisions are intermediate geographic areas between the province or territory level and the municipality (census subdivision). For further information, consult the Statistics Canada’s 2016 Illustrated Glossary (see below under Data Resources).
The assemblage of dissemination area population density data from the 2016 Census of Population are used to form the ecumene within census divisions. Areas included in the ecumene are dissemination areas 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 enhance the size of some isolated ecumene areas in northern Canada.
This map can be used as an “ecumene” overlay to differentiate the sparsely populated areas from the ecumene in conjunction with census division data or other small-scale maps. This ecumene shows a more meaningful distribution of the population for Canada.
- Publisher - Current Organization Name: Natural Resources Canada
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Data and Resources
2016 population ecumene by census divisionESRI RESTEnglish web_service ESRI REST
2016 population ecumene by census divisionWMSEnglish web_service WMS
2016 population ecumene by census divisionWMSFrench web_service WMS
Statistics Canada’s 2016 Illustrated GlossaryHTMLEnglish guide HTML
Statistics Canada’s 2016 Illustrated GlossaryHTMLFrench guide HTML
2016 population ecumene by census divisionESRI RESTFrench web_service ESRI REST
2016 population ecumene by census divisionFGDB/GDBEnglish French dataset FGDB/GDB
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