2006 Census of Agriculture for Alberta, I.D., M.D. and County Data by Region

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This publication presents farm data taken from the 2006 Census of Agriculture, conducted on May 16, 2006. The data is specific to Alberta at the County, Municipality, and Improvement District level, which are equivalent to Census Subdivisions. The data for this lower level of geography was obtained through a special custom run from Statistics Canada.

As background, on May 16, 2007, farm data relating to the 2006 Census of Agriculture for Canada was released by Statistics Canada on its website. 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 Subdivision (CSD). The latter three presented data at the sub-provincial level. The Census Subdivision is equivalent to a municipality for statistical reporting purposes. These types of data aggregation are very useful, and the release by Statistics Canada of the CSD data for the 2006 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 2006 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 rolled up to what was formerly the five ARD agricultural administrative regions (South, Central, North East, North West and Peace). It is important to note that while ARD no longer uses the agricultural administrative regions, these have been maintained for the convenience of users, to facilitate data comparisons with some of the previous Census years.

Also worth noting, is that data confidentiality (as designated by an “x”) at the Municipal level, has led to data suppression, resulting in some regional totals not adding up to the provincial total.

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 counties classified by region.

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

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

April 2008

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