list_census_regions {cancensus}R Documentation

Query the CensusMapper API for available regions in a given dataset.

Description

Query the CensusMapper API for available regions in a given dataset.

Usage

list_census_regions(dataset, use_cache = TRUE, quiet = FALSE)

Arguments

dataset

The dataset to query for available regions, e.g. "CA16".

use_cache

If set to TRUE (the default), data will be read from a local cache that is maintained for the duration of the R session, if available. If set to FALSE, query the API for the data, and refresh the local cache with the result.

quiet

When TRUE, suppress messages and warnings.

Value

Returns a data frame with the following columns:

region

The region identifier.

name

The name of that region.

level

The census aggregation level of that region.

pop

The population of that region.

municipal_status

Additional identifiers to distinguish the municipal status of census subdivisions.

CMA_UID

The identifier for the Census Metropolitan Area the region is in (if any).

CD_UID

The identifier for the Census District the region is in (if any).

PR_UID

The identifier for the Province the region is in (if unique).

Examples

list_census_regions('CA16')

[Package cancensus version 0.4.3 Index]