Population centre (POPCTR) 

Plain language definition

Area with a population of at least 1,000 and no fewer than 400 persons per square kilometre.

The term 'population centre' (POPCTR) replaces the term 'urban area' (UA). Population centres are classified into three groups, depending on the size of their population:

  • small population centres, with a population between 1,000 and 29,999
  • medium population centres, with a population between 30,000 and 99,999
  • large urban population centres, with a population of 100,000 or more.

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