The Business & Community Newsletter – March 2016

The Business & Community Newsletter

Words, images and videos

With over 350 surveys being conducted every year, Statistics Canada provides a wide range of data in a variety of formats. This month's newsletter looks at health data fact sheets, a family violence data infographic, as well as a short video for 2016 Census job seekers.


Canadian Community Health Survey: Unmet health care needs, 2014

StethoscopeIn 2014, roughly 3.4 million Canadians aged 12 and older (11.2%) reported that they did not receive health care when they felt they needed it. Overall, women (12.4%) were more likely than men (10.0%) to have reported an unmet health care need. Among age groups, unmet health care needs were lowest for those aged 12 to 19 and those aged 65 or older, and were highest for those aged 20 to 54.

Other characteristics were also associated with higher rates of unmet healthcare needs in 2014. For example, not having a regular medical doctor, being an Aboriginal person, being an overnight patient at a healthcare facility or having at least one chronic condition resulted in higher rates of reported unmet health care needs. There was no statistically significant difference in the proportion of Canadians reporting unmet healthcare needs between immigrant populations and non-immigrant populations or between those that lived in population centres and rural areas.

For more about the survey and its findings, consult Canadian Community Health Survey: Unmet health care needs, 2014.

Charitable donors, 2014

In 2014, 21.4% of all taxfilers claimed charitable donations, compared with 21.9% in 2013. Manitoba (24.8%), Prince Edward Island (23.6%) and Saskatchewan (22.9%) reported the highest proportions of taxfilers declaring a donation, the same top three as in 2013.

Interested in seeing how the number of donors, and the amount donated, varied across Census Metropolitan Areas (CMAs) such as St. John, Montreal, Hamilton, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Calgary, and Victoria? All of this information and more can be found in Charitable donors, 2014.

Changing immigrant characteristics and entry earnings

Family in airportDuring the 1990s and 2000s, changes in immigration selection policies significantly altered the characteristics of new immigrants to Canada across a number of dimensions, including educational attainment at landing, immigration class, source region, pre-landing Canadian work experience and geographic distribution. These changes were designed primarily to improve immigrant economic outcomes at landing. This paper, Changing immigrant characteristics and entry earnings, examines whether immigrant entry earnings improved as a result of these changes in immigration selection and, if so, which characteristics contributed most to the improvement.


Infographic - Family Violence in Canada

Family Violence in Canada - Infographic thumbnailThis Juristat article as well as this Infographic provide a general overview of family violence in Canada, intimate partner violence (including both spousal and dating violence partners), family violence against children, and family violence against seniors. This annual article is designed to help monitor changes in family violence over time and identify emerging issues. For a bigger image please see "Infographic: Family Violence in Canada".

Numbers in focus

Every month we put a couple of interesting numbers in the spotlight!

Numbers in Focus - 26%
Numbers in Focus - 26%

In 2014, over one quarter (26%) of all victims of police-reported violent crime were victimized by a spouse, a parent, a child, a sibling, or another immediate or extended family member.

Source: 2014 General Social Survey (GSS) on victimization
Uniform Crime Reporting Survey
Homicide Survey

Numbers in Focus - 11.2%
Numbers in Focus - 11.2%

In 2014, 11.2% of Canadians aged 12 and older, or about 3.4 million people, reported that they did not receive health care when they felt they needed it.

Source: Canadian Community Health Survey: Unmet health care needs, 2014


Census jobs video

2016 Census Jobs: Are you looking for a dynamic way to get involved in your community? Statistics Canada is currently accepting applications for 2016 Census positions across Canada.

For more details on census jobs in your area, please visit Census Jobs.

Also worth reading

Talking agriculture stats in Ottawa

Talking agriculture stats in OttawaOn January 20th, Wayne Smith, Chief Statistician of Canada, delivered a presentation in Ottawa highlighting results from the Census of Agriculture data, from a national and provincial perspective. It focused on the underlying trends that have shaped the agriculture sector in Canada in the past few decades. The presentation also addressed the renewal of human capital, which is one of the important challenges that lie ahead for the agriculture sector. It was followed by a panel discussion with experts and audience questions.

The event titled Profile of Canadian agriculture and challenges ahead was organized in conjunction with the Sixth Annual Canadian Agri-food Policy Conference, and was part of Talking Stats: A discussion series with StatCan.

These half-day events are a wonderful opportunity for Statistics Canada to connect and engage with you, our data users and stakeholders, to better understand your evolving data needs and to gather your feedback. Keep an eye on our website for upcoming events in your city.

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