2011 Census of Agriculture for Alberta, I.D., M.D. and County Data by Region

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This publication presents farm and farm operator data taken from the 2011 Census of Agriculture, conducted on May 10, 2011. The data is specific to Alberta at the County, Municipality, and Improvement District level, which are equivalent to Census Consolidated Subdivisions.

As background, on May 10, 2012, farm and farm operator data relating to the 2011 Census of Agriculture for Canada was released by Statistics Canada on its website: http://www.statcan.gc.ca. At the time of the release, data for all variables were presented at five levels of geography, national, provincial, Census Agriculture Region (CAR), Census Division (CD), and the Census Consolidated Subdivision (CCS). The latter three presented data at the sub-provincial level. The CCS is a grouping of adjacent census subdivisions. A census subdivision with a land area greater than 25 square kilometers can form a census consolidated subdivision of its own, while smaller census subdivisions are usually grouped with a larger census subdivision. The release by Statistics Canada of the CCS data for the 2011 Census of Agriculture will provide those working with lower levels of geography, such as County, Municipal District, etc. an excellent source of detailed data for comparison across Canadian provinces.

The 2011 Census of Agriculture data contained in this publication is for selected farm variables. The data is presented in a tabular format, by County, Municipality and Improvement District, which are subsequently summed to the seven Land-use regions (Lower Peace, Lower Athabasca, Upper Peace, Upper Athabasca, North Saskatchewan, Red Deer, and South Saskatchewan). Land-use regions were created by the Government of Alberta for the Land-use Framework. The seven regions are based on the major watersheds, with boundaries aligned to best fit with existing municipal boundaries and the natural regions.

Also worth noting, is that data confidentiality (as designated by an “x”) at the municipal level, has resulted in some data at the regional levels being suppressed to maintain this confidentiality.

Users are encouraged to refer to the section containing the Census definitions and notes when attempting to interpret the data. Also, for spatial data interpretation, please refer to the Alberta map with its regional boundaries, and municipalities classified by region.

In an ongoing attempt to improve this publication, comments or questions should be directed to:

Reynold N. Jaipaul
Branch Head
Statistics & Data Development Branch
#302, 7000 – 113 Street
Edmonton, Alberta T6H 5T6
Telephone: (780) 427-5376
E-mail: reynold.jaipaul@gov.ab.ca
Fax : (780) 427-5220
January 2013

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Source: Agdex 852-6

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