Illustrated Glossary, Census year 2011

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Geography is important to the national statistical system. Well-defined geographic areas provide the framework for the collection, presentation and analysis of data.

To take full advantage of Census data, users need to have a basic understanding of the terms related to geography concepts. To explore geographical definitions and concepts, use the alphabetical listing or a hierarchy chart.

Geographic units

Other terms

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