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  • Journals and periodicals: 11-627-M
    Description:

    Every year, Statistics Canada collects data from hundreds of surveys. As the amount of data gathered increases, Statistics Canada has introduced infographics to help people, business owners, academics, and management at all levels, understand key information derived from the data. Infographics can be used to quickly communicate a message, to simplify the presentation of large amounts of data, to see data patterns and relationships, and to monitor changes in variables over time.

    These infographics will provide a quick overview of Statistics Canada survey data.

    Release date: 2018-01-09

  • Articles and reports: 11-627-M2017044
    Description:

    The first release from the Canadian Housing Statistics Program (CHSP) is intended to inform a richer understanding of the economic weight of non-resident owned assets in different segments of Toronto’s housing markets. These preliminary data provide information on the scope of non-resident ownership in 23 census subdivisions as of May 2017. The infographic includes estimates of the number and assessed value of selected types of properties owned by non-residents, living area and age of the structure.

    Release date: 2017-12-19

  • Articles and reports: 11-627-M2017045
    Description:

    The first release from the Canadian Housing Statistics Program (CHSP) is intended to inform a richer understanding of the economic weight of non-resident owned assets in different segments of Vancouver’s housing markets. These preliminary data provide information on the scope of non-resident ownership in 22 census subdivisions as of June 2017. The infographic includes estimates of the number and assessed value of selected types of properties owned by non-residents, living area and age of the structure.

    Release date: 2017-12-19

  • Articles and reports: 11-626-X2017078
    Description:

    This article in the Economic Insights series highlights new data on the ownership of residential properties in Toronto and Vancouver by non-residents of Canada. It reports on the prevalence of non-resident ownership for different types of housing, including single-detached houses, semi-detached houses, row houses and condominium-apartments, and compares the property values of non-resident and resident-owned assets. Information on the location, age and size of condominium-apartments is used to assess differences in the value of non-resident owned properties.

    Release date: 2017-12-19

  • Journals and periodicals: 75-006-X
    Description:

    This publication brings together and analyzes a wide range of data sources in order to provide information on various aspects of Canadian society, including labour, income, education, social, and demographic issues, that affect the lives of Canadians.

    Release date: 2017-12-06

  • Articles and reports: 11-627-M2017030
    Description:

    Based on 2016 Census data, this infographic looks at condominiums in Canada, including the growth rate of condominium households, the value of owner-occupied condominiums and the percentage of private dwellings that are condominiums by period of construction.

    Release date: 2017-10-25

  • Articles and reports: 11-627-M2017024
    Description:

    Based on 2016 Census data, the following infographic provides a portrait of Canadian households, including those consisting of couple families and of young adults living with their parents.

    Release date: 2017-08-02

  • Articles and reports: 11-629-X2017006
    Description:

    This video presents an overview of Canadian families in the past and today.

    Release date: 2017-08-02

  • Journals and periodicals: 89-652-X
    Description:

    This publication presents key highlights and results from the General Social Survey on the topics of caregiving and care receiving; social identity; giving, volunteering and participating; victimization; time use; and family.

    Release date: 2017-06-01

  • Articles and reports: 11-627-M2017020
    Description:

    May 17, 2017 marks the 375th anniversary of the founding of Montréal. Learn through census statistics about some of the ways the city has grown since 1642.

    Release date: 2017-05-17

  • Articles and reports: 11-627-M2017017
    Description:

    Based on the data from the 2016 Census, the following infographic looks at dwellings in Canada including the census metropolitan areas.

    Release date: 2017-05-03

  • Articles and reports: 16-508-X2017001
    Description:

    This fact sheet looks at the treatment of drinking water by Canadian households. This publication covers some water treatment techniques, the reasons provided by households to explain their behavior, and various characteristics of households that have a link with their tendency to treat water.

    Release date: 2017-05-01

  • Articles and reports: 89-653-X2017013
    Description:

    This article uses data from the 2011 National Household Survey and the 2012 Aboriginal Peoples Survey to examine the living arrangements and socio-economic conditions of Aboriginal seniors aged 65 years and over living in private households in population centres. A population centre is an area with a population of at least 1,000 persons and no fewer than 400 persons per square kilometre.

    Release date: 2017-03-21

  • Articles and reports: 91F0015M2016012
    Description:

    This article provides information on using family-related variables from the microdata files of Canada’s Census of Population. These files exist internally at Statistics Canada, in the Research Data Centres (RDCs), and as public-use microdata files (PUMFs). This article explains certain technical aspects of all three versions, including the creation of multi-level variables for analytical purposes.

    Release date: 2016-12-22

  • Articles and reports: 75-006-X201600114639
    Description:

    This study examines the extent to which young adults aged 20 to 29 live with their parents across various ethnocultural and socioeconomic characteristics. The results are based on data from the 2011 National Household Survey (NHS) as well as data from previous censuses.

    Release date: 2016-06-15

  • Articles and reports: 75-006-X201600114547
    Description:

    This study uses data from the National Household Survey (NHS) to examine the living arrangements of Aboriginal children aged 14 and under, and includes results about the proportion of Aboriginal children who lived with lone parents, with their grandparents, or in a stepfamily. The study also provides key statistics about Aboriginal foster children.

    Release date: 2016-04-13

  • Articles and reports: 11-627-M2016003
    Description:

    The infographic, entitled TORONTO. Your city. Your facts. Take a look!, is designed to inform readers about Statistics Canada survey collection in the Toronto and surrounding areas by presenting a selection of household survey data for the Census Metropolitan Area of Toronto. The purpose of this infographic is to encourage residents in the Toronto and surrounding areas to participate in Statistics Canada's surveys when they are selected.

    Release date: 2016-03-16

  • Articles and reports: 11-626-X2015054
    Description:

    This article in the Economic Insights series uses data from the latest cycles of the Survey of Household Spending and the Survey of Financial Security to examine trends in the implicit income derived from owner-occupied housing. Covering the 1969-to-2011 period, the article updates previous estimates of the returns to housing in order to assess the implications of the shifting economic environment of the late 2000s.

    Release date: 2015-12-10

  • Journals and periodicals: 99-137-X
    Description:

    Statistics Canada has produced a hierarchical PUMF that relies on perturbation instead of suppression to protect data confidentiality. This paper describes the creation of this new type of PUMF for the Agency. The creation of this PUMF using data perturbation techniques, a first for Statistics Canada, was in many ways a research development project. In the process, ways were devised to avoid overlap with other PUMFs, to adapt and apply risk measures for a multitude of personal and household characteristics, and to carry out perturbations for related characteristics.

    Release date: 2015-12-10

  • Articles and reports: 11-630-X2015008
    Description:

    In this edition of Canadian Megatrends, we look at at changes in household size from 1941 to 2011.

    Release date: 2015-11-23

  • Articles and reports: 11-627-M2015005
    Description:

    This infographic demonstrates the journey of data and how respondents' answers to our surveys become useful data used to make informed decisions. The infographic highlights the Labour Force Survey (LFS), the Survey of Household Spending (SHS), and the Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS).

    Release date: 2015-11-23

  • Articles and reports: 11-630-X2015007
    Description:

    In this edition of Canadian Megatrends, we look at evolution of housing in Canada from 1957 to 2014.

    Release date: 2015-10-28

  • Articles and reports: 75-006-X201500114202
    Description:

    This paper examines the employment patterns of families with children (under the age of 16) over the period from 1976 to 2014, with a particular focus on couple families with children. This article also highlights regional differences in the working patterns of parents, and provides additional information on the employment patterns of lone parents.

    Release date: 2015-06-24

  • Articles and reports: 75-006-X201500114154
    Description:

    Even though most grandparents live in separate households from their adult children and grandchildren, sometimes the grandparent and grandchild generations live together. This paper provides information on the number of grandparents who are in this particular situation, along with their living arrangements and their ethnocultural and sociodemographic characteristics.

    Release date: 2015-04-14

  • Articles and reports: 11-630-X2015002
    Description:

    In the early decades of the 20th century, lone-parent families were relatively prevalent. The proportion of children who lived with a lone parent was nearly as high in 1931 as it was in 1981, though the circumstances of these families were often very different. This edition of Canadian Megatrends takes a look at long-term trends in children's living arrangements in Canada.

    Release date: 2015-02-24

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  • Index and guides: 98-509-X
    Description:

    This product presents 2016 Census highlights on core housing need. Tables and a figure feature distributions, rates and multiple dimensions of core housing need from current and previous censuses for various levels of geography. A short explanation of the indicator and references to other resources as well as downloadable materials are also provided.

    Release date: 2017-11-15

  • Index and guides: 98-500-X2016005
    Description:

    This guide focuses on the following topic: housing.This reference guide provides information that enables users to effectively use, apply and interpret data from the 2016 Census. This guide contains definitions and explanations of concepts, classifications, data quality and comparability to other sources. Additional information is included for specific variables to help general users better understand the concepts and questions used in the Census.

    Release date: 2017-10-25

  • Index and guides: 98-402-X2016008
    Description:

    These tables provide 2016 Census highlights on housing. Percentage distribution and percentage change from the previous census are available for various tables and levels of geography for example Canada, provinces and territories, census metropolitan areas, census agglomerations and census subdivisions with a 5,000-plus population.

    Release date: 2017-10-25

  • Index and guides: 98-501-X2016007
    Description:

    The Housing Release and concepts overview provides an overview of the concepts, definitions and key measures used in the 2016 Census of Population Housing release, as well as the products which will be available on release day and later.

    Release date: 2017-08-31

  • Index and guides: 98-500-X2016002
    Description:

    This guide focuses on the following topic: Family variables. Provides information that enables users to effectively use, apply and interpret data from the 2016 Census. Each guide contains definitions and explanations on census concepts, talks about changes made to the 2016 Census, data quality and historical comparability, as well as comparison with other data sources. Additional information will be included for specific variables to help general users better understand the concepts and questions used in the census.

    Release date: 2017-08-02

  • Index and guides: 98-402-X2016004
    Description:

    These tables provide 2016 Census highlights on families, households and marital status. Percentage distribution and percentage change from the previous census are available for various tables and levels of geography for example Canada, provinces and territories, census metropolitan areas, census agglomerations and census subdivisions with a 5,000-plus population.

    Release date: 2017-08-02

  • Index and guides: 98-200-X2016006
    Description:

    This article in the Census in Brief series describes the family situations of children living in a lone-parent family, in a stepfamily or without their biological or adoptive parents. This document also highlights a few differences by the age of the children and by province and territory.

    Release date: 2017-08-02

  • Index and guides: 98-200-X2016007
    Description:

    This article in the Census in Brief series paints a demographic picture of same-sex couples in Canada in 2016. It includes the number of same-sex couples, the sex distribution, the place of residence (urban or rural), the conjugal status (married or common-law) and the presence of children.

    Release date: 2017-08-02

  • Index and guides: 98-200-X2016008
    Description:

    This article in the Census in Brief series paints a demographic picture of young adults living with their parents in 2016. It describes recent trends and differences between rural regions and large urban centres.

    Release date: 2017-08-02

  • Index and guides: 98-501-X2016004
    Description:

    The Families, households and marital status Release and concepts overview provides an overview of the concepts, definitions and key measures used in the 2016 Census of Population Families, households and marital status release, as well as the products which will be available on release day and later.

    Release date: 2017-06-16

  • Index and guides: 98-500-X2016001
    Description:

    This guide focuses on the following topic: Structural Type of Dwelling and Collectives variables. Provides information that enables users to effectively use, apply and interpret data from the 2016 Census. Each guide contains definitions and explanations on census concepts, talks about changes made to the 2016 Census, data quality and historical comparability, as well as comparison with other data sources. Additional information will be included for specific variables to help general users better understand the concepts and questions used in the census.

    Release date: 2017-05-03

  • Index and guides: 98-402-X2016003
    Description:

    These data tables present 2016 Census highlights on the structural type of dwelling for occupied private dwellings at various levels of geography for example Canada, provinces and territories, census metropolitan areas, census agglomerations and census subdivisions.

    Release date: 2017-05-03

  • Index and guides: 98-200-X2016005
    Description:

    This Census in Brief article presents information about the private dwellings of Canada and large census metropolitan areas by structural type, as well as the proportion of the Canadian population living in collective dwellings in 2016.

    Release date: 2017-05-03

  • Index and guides: 98-501-X2016003
    Description:

    The Type of dwelling Release and concepts overview provides an overview of the concepts, definitions and key measures used in the 2016 Census of Population Type of dwelling release, as well as the products which will be available on release day and later.

    Release date: 2017-03-15

  • Index and guides: 92-140-X
    Description:

    Before each Census of Population, Statistics Canada carries out a three- to four-year process to review the content of the census questionnaires in consultation with census data users, performing tests and developing questionnaire content to ensure that it takes into account the evolution of Canadian society. Factors considered in developing the content include legislative requirements regarding information, program and policy requirements; the burden placed on respondents to respond to questions; concerns about privacy; feedback from consultations and tests; data quality; costs and operational considerations; the comparability of data with earlier data and the availability of alternative data sources. Before each census, Statistics Canada tests the questionnaire content through an extensive test. The content report presents the analyses conducted from the data collected from this test and the results that are used to fine tune the questionnaires, the methodology and the systems used for the Census Program.

    Release date: 2016-04-01

  • Index and guides: 92-140-X2016001
    Description:

    The 2016 Census Program Content Test was conducted from May 2 to June 30, 2014. The Test was designed to assess the impact of any proposed content changes to the 2016 Census Program and to measure the impact of including a social insurance number (SIN) question on the data quality.

    This quantitative test used a split-panel design involving 55,000 dwellings, divided into 11 panels of 5,000 dwellings each: five panels were dedicated to the Content Test while the remaining six panels were for the SIN Test. Two models of test questionnaires were developed to meet the objectives, namely a model with all the proposed changes EXCEPT the SIN question and a model with all the proposed changes INCLUDING the SIN question. A third model of 'control' questionnaire with the 2011 content was also developed. The population living in a private dwelling in mail-out areas in one of the ten provinces was targeted for the test. Paper and electronic response channels were part of the Test as well.

    This report presents the Test objectives, the design and a summary of the analysis in order to determine potential content for the 2016 Census Program. Results from the data analysis of the Test were not the only elements used to determine the content for 2016. Other elements were also considered, such as response burden, comparison over time and users’ needs.

    Release date: 2016-04-01

  • Index and guides: 99-000-X2011001
    Description:

    The National Household Survey (NHS) Dictionary is a reference document which contains detailed definitions of concepts, universes, variables, and geographic terms used in the NHS. By referring to the NHS Dictionary, both beginner and intermediate data users will gain a better understanding of the data.

    Release date: 2013-10-03

  • Index and guides: 99-001-X2011001
    Description:

    The National Household Survey User Guide is a reference document that describes the various phases of the National Household Survey (NHS). It provides an overview of the 2011 NHS content, sampling design and collection, data processing, data quality assessment and data dissemination. The National Household Survey User Guide may be useful to both new and experienced users who wish to familiarize themselves with and find specific information about the 2011 NHS.

    Release date: 2013-05-08

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 62F0026M2010002
    Description:

    This report describes the quality indicators produced for the 2005 Survey of Household Spending. These quality indicators, such as coefficients of variation, nonresponse rates, slippage rates and imputation rates, help users interpret the survey data.

    Release date: 2010-04-26

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 62F0026M2010003
    Description:

    This report describes the quality indicators produced for the 2006 Survey of Household Spending. These quality indicators, such as coefficients of variation, nonresponse rates, slippage rates and imputation rates, help users interpret the survey data.

    Release date: 2010-04-26

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 62F0026M2010001
    Description:

    This report describes the quality indicators produced for the 2004 Survey of Household Spending. These quality indicators, such as coefficients of variation, nonresponse rates, slippage rates and imputation rates, help users interpret the survey data.

    Release date: 2010-04-26

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 62F0026M2009002
    Description:

    This guide presents information of interest to users of data from the Survey of Household Spending, which gathers information on the spending habits, dwelling characteristics and household equipment of Canadian households. The survey covers private households in the 10 provinces. (The territories are surveyed every second year, starting in 1999.)

    This guide includes definitions of survey terms and variables, as well as descriptions of survey methodology and data quality. One section describes the various statistics that can be created using expenditure data (e.g., budget share, market share, aggregates and medians).

    Release date: 2009-12-18

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