Data table for Chart 2.5
|CMA||Population density in 2001||Population density in 2011|
|Newer CMAs||persons per square kilometre of settled area|
|Mid-size and small CMAs|
Notes: This chart compares the population density for 2001 and 2011 by dividing the settled area population by the settled area of the CMA (built-up area excluding roads). Settled area population includes 2001 and 2011 dissemination block points located within 400 m of settled areas. Low-density dwellings may not be captured as built-up in the remotely sensed data. CMAs were categorized as large, mid-size or small based on the 2011 built-up area using geometric intervals. Newer CMAs—those not populated enough to qualify as CMAs in 1971—were grouped separately.
Sources: Statistics Canada, Environment, Energy and Transportation Statistics Division, 2016, special tabulation of data from the 2001 and 2011 Censuses of Population; Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, 2015, Land Use 1990, 2000 and 2010, http://open.canada.ca/data/en/dataset/18e3ef1a-497c-40c6-8326-aac1a34a0dec (accessed September 16, 2015).
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