Census Divisions of Canada - Specially-defined Geographic Units - Population Centres

Population Centres

See also: List of the 100 largest population centres in Canada

A "population centre" (PC), formerly known as an urban area (UA), is any grouping of contiguous dissemination areas that has a minimum population of 1,000 and an average population density of 400 persons per square kilometre or greater. For the 2011 census, urban area has been renamed to "population centre". In 2011, Statistics Canada identified 942 population centres in Canada. It is important to note that some urban areas include all or parts of a number of different municipalities; that not all municipalities contain an urban area; and that some municipalities contain more than one distinct urban area. The delineation of boundaries of 'urban areas' by Statistics Canada is almost completely unrelated to the existence of municipal boundaries.

The population centre level of geography is further divided into the following three groupings based on population:

  • "small population centre" – 1,000 to 29,999
  • "medium population centre" – 30,000 to 99,999
  • "large urban population centre" – 100,000 and greater

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