Standard Geographical Classification (SGC). Volume I. The Classification
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The Standard Geographical Classification (SGC) is a classification of geographic areas used to collect and disseminate statistics. The 2011 edition replaces the 2006 edition as the official classification for geographic areas for the 2011 Census and other Statistics Canada surveys.
The classification is organized in two volumes: Volume I, The Classification and Volume II, Reference Maps.
Volume I describes the classification and related standard geographic areas and place names. It provides names and codes for the geographical regions of Canada, provinces and territories, census divisions (counties, regional municipalities), census subdivisions (municipalities), census metropolitan areas, census agglomerations, census metropolitan influenced zones and economic regions. Volume I also explains the changes between the 2011 edition of the SGC and the 2006 edition that impact directly upon the classification, such as changes in name, type or code, and indicates how the new and old codes relate to one another.
Reference maps showing the locations and boundaries of the standard geographic areas in the classification are in Volume II, Reference Maps.
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census agglomerations, census divisions, census metropolitan areas, census subdivisions, classification, rural areas, statistical areas, urban areas.
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