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Urban Area Boundary Files

The Urban Area Boundary Files portray the urban area boundaries for which 2006 Census data are disseminated. An urban area has a minimum population concentration of 1,000 persons and a population density of at least 400 persons per square kilometre, based on the current census population count. The files contain the boundaries of all urban areas defined for the 2006 Census.

A reference guide is available for the 2006 Boundary Files (92-160-GWE).

To download this file online, please select geography below. To download a file for a custom area (user defined areas), please Contact us.

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