Thematic maps from the Census of Agriculture, 2016
Dominant farm type by census division defined by the 2012 North American Industry Classification System (NAICS)

Release date: June 4, 2019 Correction date: June 24, 2019

Correction notice

On June 5, 2019, the set of thematic maps of the category “Dominant farm type by census division defined by the 2012 North American Industry Classification System (NAICS)” for the farm type categories "Beef cattle ranching and farming, including feedlots" and "Dairy cattle and milk production" have been corrected. Both the HTML and PDF map versions were reissued.

This sixth set of thematic maps, based on the data from the 2016 Census of Agriculture, shows maps on a dominant farm type for eight regions of Canada by census division (CD).

Farm type is established through a procedure that classifies each agricultural operation according to the predominant type of production. This is done by estimating the potential receipts from the inventories of crops and livestock reported on the Census of Agriculture and determining the product or group of products that makes up the majority of the estimated receipts. For example, an agricultural operation with total potential receipts of 60% from hogs, 20% from beef cattle and 20% from wheat would be classified as a hog and pig farm. The farm types presented in these maps are based on the 2012 North American Industry Classification System (NAICS).

Each region has two different farm type maps: the first is determined by the most important source of gross farm receipts and the second, by the highest count of agricultural operations for a predominant type of production. If there is more than one farm type having equally high counts for the CD, then the selected farm type is based on similar adjacent areas.


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