Definitions of 'Rural' - ARCHIVED

Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 21-601-M2002061


This paper compares six definitions of the word 'rural' from databases at Statistics Canada. Each definition emphasizes different criteria (population size, density, context) and has different associated thresholds. The size of the territorial units (building blocks) from which each definition is constructed also varies.

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PDFDecember 23, 2002