The changing landscape of Canadian metropolitan areas
Halifax, Nova Scotia
- At the CMA level, built-up area increased from 148 km2 in 1971 to 467 km2 in 2011, an increase of 217%.
- At the CMA-E level, built-up area increased from 168 km2 in 1971 to 636 km2 in 2011, an increase of 279%.
- In 2011, the natural and semi-natural land class was divided into forest (78%), water (7%) and other (15%).
- From 1971 to 2011, 50 km2 of arable land and 297 km2 of natural and semi-natural land were lost to settled area.
- Of the natural and semi-natural land converted to settled area from 1971 to 2011, 95.1% was forest, 0.6% was natural land for pasture and 4.3% was classed as other.
- Population in the CMA increased by 50% from 260,672 to 390,328 between 1971 and 2011.
- The number of dwellings in the CMA increased by 156% from 69,192 to 177,295 between 1971 and 2011.
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