Census Geography

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Census Maps

Printed paper reference maps describe and display Census Geography prior to the advent of Geographic Information System (GIS) data. These often must be consulted to determine neighbourhood level census geographic units such as Blocks, Enumeration Areas, or Tracts. Some are bound in Documents Reference volumes. Many of these earlier maps are individually catalogued in the Library. For example:

  • 1971
    • Block numbers, Rural and urban EAs, CTs, FEDs, CDs, CSDs, CMAs, Streets and street numbering schemes
    • 1971 Census maps
  • 1981
    • Block numbers, Rural and urban EAs, CTs, FEDs, CDs, CSDs, CMAs, Streets and street numbering schemes
    • 1981 Census maps
  • 1986

To search QCAT for paper maps:

Under Advanced Search, search for canada census 1971 maps using Subject Keyword. For other census years, change the year to the year you are searching, e.g. 1981, 1986, 1991.

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