2017 was a year of many firsts at Statistics Canada.
The agency released a rich array of new data products and analyses, expanding its scope to cover new ground and respond to the questions of importance to Canadians.
2017 was also a year of self-reflection for Canada, as the agency released data from its latest census, and social and economic surveys, providing Canadians with a detailed portrait of our country.
Every quarter, the StatCan Blog publishes a guest post on research at Statistics Canada. Our fourth post is from Rachel Colley, a researcher in Health Analysis Division, Statistics Canada.
Thanks to the outstanding participation of Canadians in 2016, Statistics Canada conducted the most successful census in Canadian history.
Fast forward to the end of 2017, when the last census results are being published—within 18 months of Census Day and 10 months quicker than the 2011 Census.
To date, Statistics Canada has released 2016 Census data on population and dwelling counts, age, sex, type of dwelling, families, households, marital status, language and income. Here are a few highlights:
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