Illustrated Glossary
Census subdivision (CSD)


Census subdivision (CSD) is the general term for municipalities (as determined by provincial/territorial legislation) or areas treated as municipal equivalents for statistical purposes (e.g., Indian reserves, Indian settlements and unorganized territories). Municipal status is defined by laws in effect in each province and territory in Canada.

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For more information on the census subdivision, consult the Dictionary, Census of Population, 2016.

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