Health Regions: Boundaries and Correspondence with Census Geography
This issue contains the health region limits as of December 2014 and their correspondence with 2011 Census geography.
- As of April 1, 2015, Nova Scotia has one Provincial Health Authority, with four management zones. These management zones are an aggregation of the nine former health authorities:
- South Shore (1211), South West Nova (1212), and Annapolis Valley (1223) merged to form Zone 1 - Western (1201);
- Colchester East Hants (1234), Cumberland (1235), and Pictou County (1246) merged to form Zone 2 - Northern (1202);
- Guysborough Antigonish Strait (1247) and Cape Breton (1258) merged to form Zone 3 - Eastern (1203);
- Capital (1269) forms Zone 4 - Central (1204). In addition, there is a small shift of Dissemination Areas 12080119 and 12080120 which will be associated with Zone 4 - Central.
- In Newfoundland and Labrador, there was a reassignment of three communities (Castor River North, Castor River South, and Bartlett’s Harbour) from Labrador-Grenfell Regional Integrated Health Authority to Western Regional Integrated Health Authority.
The boundaries, health region codes and health region names in the remaining provinces and territories have not changed.
Health region peer groups have been redefined based on data from the 2011 Census of Population and the 2011 National Household Survey. Selected indicators from these sources can be found via the following tables:
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