Map 3.23
Built-up area, Saint John census metropolitan area (CMA) and census metropolitan area-ecosystem (CMA-E), 1971, 1991, 2001 and 2011

Map 3.23 Saint John census metropolitan area

Description of Map 3.23

The title of this map is Built-up area, Saint John census metropolitan area (CMA) and census metropolitan area-ecosystem (CMA-E), 1971, 1991, 2001 and 2011. This map has two main components—a large map zoomed into the main CMA built-up area and an inset map locating the built-up area with respect to the boundaries for the full CMA and CMA-E.

On this map, pale pink with dark pink diagonal lines represents 1971 built-up area, light pink represents 1991 built-up area, medium pink represents 2001 built-up area and dark pink is used to represent 2011 built-up area. Census metropolitan area-ecosystem boundaries are represented by a green line, census metropolitan area boundaries are represented by a black line. Some place names are included on the map. Land areas outside of the census metropolitan area-ecosystem are coloured pale yellow.

The availability of land for development in Saint John is influenced by its coastal location and water features. Most expansion of built-up area from 1971 to 2011 occurred in areas surrounding or adjacent to the 1971 built-up area in Saint John, Rothesay and Quispamsis. However, significant pockets of new development also occurred in other outlying areas.

Note: Sources for 1971 built-up area do not contain the same level of detail as the more recent years.
Sources: Statistics Canada, Environment, Energy and Transportation Statistics Division, 2016, special tabulation of data from Natural Resources Canada (NRCan), Canada Centre for Remote Sensing (CCRS), 1999, Canada Land Inventory: CLI Land Use (circa 1966), (accessed September 15, 2015); NRCan, CCRS, 1999, Canada Land Use Monitoring Program (CLUMP): Land Use (1971), (accessed September 15, 2015); Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, 2015, Land Use 1990, 2000 and 2010, (accessed September 16, 2015); NRCan, Canada Centre for Mapping and Earth Observation, 2014, CanVec+, (accessed August 10, 2015).

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