Data table for Chart 2.7
|CMA||Ratio of the change in settled area population to the settled area change, 2001 to 2011||Ratio of the change in settled area dwellings to the settled area change, 2001 to 2011|
|persons or dwellings per square kilometre of settled area|
|Mid-size and small CMAs|
Notes: This chart shows the ratio of the change in the settled area population and the change in settled area dwellings to the area of land converted to settled area between 2001 and 2011. It is an indicator of the efficiency of land use—high population or dwellings to settled area ratios indicate that less land is needed to house each additional person living in the city, while low ratios indicate more land is needed per person or dwelling. Settled area population and dwellings include 2001 and 2011 dissemination block points located within 400 m of the settled area. Low-density dwellings may not be captured as built-up in the remotely sensed data. CMAs were classified as large, mid-size or small based on the the 2011 built-up area using geometric intervals. Newer CMAs—those not populated enough to qualify as CMAs in 1971—were then 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).