2001 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 2001 Census of Agriculture, conducted on May 15, 2001. The data is specific to Alberta, and unlike an earlier spring release by Statistics Canada, targets a lower level of geography, namely, County, Municipality, and Improvement District. The data for this lower level of geography was obtained through a special custom run from Statistics Canada.

As background, on May 15, 2002, farm data relating to the 2001 Census of Agriculture for Canada was released by Statistics Canada on its website. At the time of the release, data for all farm variables were presented at four levels of geography, namely, national, provincial, Census Agriculture Region (CAR), and Census Division (CD). The latter two essentially presented data at the sub-provincial level, and in the case of Alberta is tailored to its seven CAR's and nineteen CD's Unfortunately, while these types of data aggregation are very useful, one limitation is that these are sometimes still too broad to accommodate the needs of some clients, particularly, those working with even lower levels of geography, such as County, Municipality, etc.

The 2001 Census of Agriculture data contained in this publication is for selected farm variables on agriculture. 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 AAF agricultural administrative regions (South, Central, North East, North West and Peace). It is important to note that while AAF 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 resulted in some regional totals not adding up to the provincial total, as the confidentiality has led to data suppression.

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.


Alberta Agricultural Regional Map - 67K PDF
Alberta Municipalities Classified by Region - 67K PDF
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Section 1.1 - 4.1
Section 5.1 - 5.6 - Field Crops Grown
Section 6.1 - 6.3 - Other Field Crops
Fruits, Berries and Nuts Grown For Sale
Section 7.1 - 7.5
Vegetables Grown For Sale (excluding greenhouse vegetables)
8.1Nursery, Sod and Forest Products Grown for Sale
9.1Farm Land Area Classified by Use of Land
10.1Farms Classified by Area in Crops and Summerfallow
Section 11.1 - 11.2
Greenhouse Products and Mushrooms Grown for Sale
12.1Use of Irrigation, Commercial Fertilizer, Herbicides, Insecticides
and Fungicides
13.1Manure Application Methods
14.1Farms Classified by Soil Conservation Practices
15.1Tillage Practices Used to Prepare Land for Seeding
16.1Forms of Weed Control Used on Summerfallow Land
Section 17.1 - 17.3 - Poultry Inventory
18.1Poultry Production and Birds Hatched in Commercial
Section 19.1 - 19.2 - Cattle and Calves
21.1Sheep and Lambs
Section 22.1 - 22.2
Other Livestock and Colonies of Bees
Section 23.1 - 23.4
Farm Machinery Inventory and Market Value
Farm Capital
24.1Total Farm Capital; Land and Buildings, Total, Owned, Rented;
Livestock and Poultry; Total Value of Farm Machinery and Equipment
Section 26.1 - 26.4
Farm Business Operating Expenses
27.1Farms Classified by Total Gross Farm Receipts
28.1Farms Reporting Total Gross Receipts of $2,500 or More,
Classified by Farm Type
29.1Paid Agricultural Labour
30.1Farms Classified by Computer Application Used

The provincial highlights of the 2001 Census of Agriculture for Alberta provides a quick snapshot of the industry.

Alberta Highlights

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This information published to the web on October 30, 2002.
Last Reviewed/Revised on July 31, 2018.