Symbols, abbreviations and acronyms


The standard table symbols apply to all data published by Statistics Canada.

The following symbols may be found in 2016 census products.

Symbols used in census products
Symbol Definition
·· not available for a specific reference period
··· not applicable
E use with caution
F too unreliable to be published
r revised
x suppressed to meet the confidentiality requirements of the Statistics Act

Abbreviations and acronyms

Below is a list of abbreviations and acronyms found within various census products.

Provinces and territories

Census geographic areas

Census division types

Census subdivision types

Designated place types


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