Census geography definitions
|Census Subdivision (CSD)||Area that is a municipality or an area that is deemed to be equivalent to a municipality for statistical reporting purposes (for example, as an Indian reserve or an unorganized territory). Municipal status is defined by laws in effect in each province and territory in Canada.|
|Dissemination area (DA)||Small area composed of one or more neighbouring blocks, with a population of 400 to 700 persons. All of Canada is divided into dissemination areas.|
|Dissemination block (DB)||An area equivalent to a city block bounded by intersecting streets. These areas cover all of Canada.|
|Source: Statistics Canada.|
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