Classifications, variables and statistical units

This page contains the full collection of standard classifications, variables and statistical units approved by Statistics Canada.

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Title Subject Type
Sexual orientation of person Population and demography Variable
Sexual orientation Population and demography Classification
Province or territory of intended destination of immigrant Immigration and ethnocultural diversity Variable
Pre-admission experience of immigrant Immigration and ethnocultural diversity Variable
Pre-admission experience Immigration and ethnocultural diversity Classification
Admission category Immigration and ethnocultural diversity Classification
Accommodations of collective dwellings Housing Classification
After-tax income Income, pensions, spending and wealth Classification
After-tax income of persons Income, pensions, spending and wealth Classification
Age categories by five-year age groups Population and demography Classification
Apprenticeship certificates Education, training and learning Classification
Canadian citizenship status Immigration and ethnocultural diversity Classification
Canadian Classification of Institutional Units and Sectors (CCIUS) 2012 Education, training and learning Classification
Canadian Research and Development Classification (CRDC) 2020 Version 2.0 - Field of Research (FOR) Science and technology Classification
Canadian Research and Development Classification (CRDC) 2020 Version 2.0 - Socioeconomic Objective (SEO) Science and technology Classification
Canadian Research and Development Classification (CRDC) 2020 Version 2.0 - Type Of Activity (TOA) Science and technology Classification
Census family status Families, households and marital status Classification
Census family status, variant with children Families, households and marital status Classification
Census family structure (for census family) Families, households and marital status Classification
Census family type Families, households and marital status Classification
Chart of accounts (COA) Canada 2006 - Balance sheet accounts - Assets Economic accounts Classification
Chart of accounts (COA) Canada 2006 - Balance sheet accounts - Equity Economic accounts Classification
Chart of accounts (COA) Canada 2006 - Balance sheet accounts - Liabilities Economic accounts Classification
Chart of accounts (COA) Canada 2006 - Income statement - Expenses Economic accounts Classification
Chart of accounts (COA) Canada 2006 - Income statement - Extraordinary Gains/Losses, Non-recurring Items & Adjustments Economic accounts Classification
Chart of accounts (COA) Canada 2006 - Income statement - Gains/Losses, Corporate Taxes and Other Items Economic accounts Classification
Chart of accounts (COA) Canada 2006 - Income statement - Revenue Economic accounts Classification
Child presence Children and youth; Families, households and marital status Classification
Cisgender, transgender and non-binary Population and demography Classification
Class of Worker Labour Classification
Class of worker - variant on employees and self-employed Labour Classification
Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) Canada 2021 Version 1.0 Education, training and learning Classification
Classification of the Economic Territory of Canada (CETC) 2011 Economic accounts Classification
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificates or diplomas Education, training and learning Classification
Combinations of college, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma with a bachelor's degree or higher Education, training and learning Classification
Combinations of certificates, diplomas and degrees awarded Education, training and learning Classification
Combinations of trades certificates and diplomas Education, training and learning Classification
Commuting destination Labour Classification
Commuting vehicle occupancy Labour Classification
Completion of secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate Education, training and learning Classification
Condominium status Housing Classification
Core housing need Housing Classification
Variant of the Standard Classification of Countries and Areas of Interest 2022 for Social Statistics Society and community Classification
Country of Citizenship 2021 Immigration and ethnocultural diversity Classification
Degree in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine or optometry Education, training and learning Classification
Drainage Regions - Variant of SDAC 2003 Environment Classification
Duration of commute Labour Classification
Dwelling condition Housing Classification
Ecological Land Classification (ELC) 2017 Environment Classification
Economic family status Families, households and marital status Classification
Economic family structure (for economic family) Families, households and marital status Classification
Economic family type Families, households and marital status Classification
Educational qualifications responses Education, training and learning Classification
Educational qualifications responses - variant for alternate reporting Education, training and learning Classification
Employed Status Labour Classification
Enrollment under an Inuit land claims agreement Indigenous peoples Classification
Ethnic or cultural origin: Single or multiple response indicator Immigration and ethnocultural diversity Classification
Ethnic or cultural origins 2021 - List Immigration and ethnocultural diversity Classification
Family size (for economic family) Families, households and marital status Classification
First Official Language Spoken Languages Classification
Frequency of Participation in Religious Activities (with once a day) Society and community Classification
Frequency of Participation in Religious Activities (without once a day) Society and community Classification
Full-time and Part-Time Work Hours Labour Classification
Full-time or part-time weeks worked during the reference year Labour Classification
Gender Population and demography Classification
Gender diversity status Families, households and marital status Classification
Gender diversity status of marriage or common-law union Families, households and marital status Classification
Gender diversity status of marriage or common-law union, variant Families, households and marital status Classification
Gender diversity status, variant Families, households and marital status Classification
Generation status Immigration and ethnocultural diversity Classification
Health problems, self-reported Health Classification
Health Regions (HR) 2017 Health Classification
Health Regions for Alternate Reporting - Variant of HR 2017 Health Classification
Health satisfaction, self-assessed Health Classification
Highest certificate, diploma or degree Education, training and learning Classification
Highest educational attainment Education, training and learning Classification
Highest educational attainment - variant for alternate reporting Education, training and learning Classification
Hours of activity per week Labour Classification
Household living arrangements Families, households and marital status Classification
Household maintainer status Families, households and marital status Classification
Household type Families, households and marital status Classification
Household type, multigenerational variant Families, households and marital status Classification
Housing suitability Families, households and marital status Classification
Immigration applicant type Immigration and ethnocultural diversity Classification
Immigrant status Immigration and ethnocultural diversity Classification
Indigenous ancestry Indigenous peoples Classification
Indigenous ancestry responses 2021 - List Indigenous peoples Classification
Indigenous group Indigenous peoples Classification
Indigenous group response Indigenous peoples Classification
Indigenous identity Indigenous peoples Classification
In-Migration, Five years Immigration and ethnocultural diversity Classification
In-Migration, One year Immigration and ethnocultural diversity Classification
Income sources Income, pensions, spending and wealth Classification
Institution of school attendance Education, training and learning Classification
Knowledge of Official Languages Languages Classification
Labour Force Status Labour Classification
Labour Force Status - Collapsed classification Labour Classification
Languages 2021 - Inuit languages variant Languages Classification
Languages 2021 - Indigenous languages variant - List Languages Classification
Languages 2021 - List Languages Classification
Languages 2021 - total responses - List Languages Classification
Languages 2021 - Collapsed classification Languages Classification
Legal marital status Families, households and marital status Classification
Level of perceived health Health Classification
Living in family household Families, households and marital status Classification
Location of study Education, training and learning Classification
Location of study compared with province or territory of residence Education, training and learning Classification
Low-income status Income, pensions, spending and wealth Classification
Main reason for absence from work (main reason for time lost) Labour Classification
Main reason for not working the full year Labour Classification
Main reason for work interruptions Labour Classification
Main reason for working mostly part time Labour Classification
Marital status Families, households and marital status; Society and community Classification
Marital status - short title variant for dissemination Society and community; Families, households and marital status Classification
Membership in a First Nation or Indian band Indigenous peoples Classification
Membership in a Métis organization or Settlement Indigenous peoples Classification
Military service status Labour Classification
Mobility status, five years Population and demography Classification
Mobility status, one year Population and demography Classification
Mode of commuting Labour Classification
National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2021 Version 1.0 Labour Classification
Non-official languages 2021 - List Languages Classification
North American Product Classification System (NAPCS) Canada 2022 Version 1.0 Manufacturing Classification
North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Canada 2022 Version 1.0 Labour Classification
Number of bedrooms Housing Classification
Number of children ever born Population and demography Classification
Number of Citizenships Immigration and ethnocultural diversity Classification
Number of earners Income, pensions, spending and wealth Classification
Number of Non-official Language(s) Languages Classification
Number of persons per room Housing Classification
Number of rooms Housing Classification
Number of rooms - Collapsed classification Housing Classification
Number of years of education attended Education, training and learning Classification
Number of years of education completed Education, training and learning Classification
Number of years of other non-university education completed Education, training and learning Classification
Number of years of university education completed Education, training and learning Classification
Opposite- or same-sex married spouse or common-law partner Families, households and marital status Classification
Opposite- or same-sex status Families, households and marital status Classification
Out-Migration, Five years Population and demography Classification
Out-Migration, One year Population and demography Classification
Period of construction Construction; Housing Classification
Place of birth Population and demography Classification
Place of birth of parent Population and demography Classification
Place of birth of parents Population and demography Classification
Place of work status Labour Classification
Population Centre and Rural Area Classification 2016 Population and demography Classification
Population group Immigration and ethnocultural diversity; Population and demography Classification
Primary activity status Labour Classification
Recipient of unpaid service Labour Classification
Registered or Treaty Indian status Indigenous peoples Classification
Relationship structure Families, households and marital status Classification
Religions 2021 - Collapsed List Society and community Classification
Religions 2021 - List Society and community Classification
Residence inside or outside Inuit Nunangat Indigenous peoples Classification
Residence on or off reserve 2021 Indigenous peoples Classification
Residential structures Housing Classification
Retirement Labour; Older adults and population aging Classification
Sex at birth Population and demography Classification
Sex at birth, variant Population and demography Classification
Sex of reference person in a family Families, households and marital status Classification
Sex of reference person of lone-parent family Families, households and marital status Classification
Shelter cost to income ratio Housing; Income, pensions, spending and wealth Classification
Source(s) of financial compensation received during absence from work Labour Classification
Standard Classification of Countries and Areas of Interest (SCCAI) 2022 Population and demography Classification
Standard Drainage Area Classification (SDAC) 2003 Environment Classification
Standard Geographical Classification (SGC) 2021 Population and demography Classification
Status of presence of mortgage payments Families, households and marital status Classification
Status of school attendance Education, training and learning Classification
Status of school enrolment Education, training and learning Classification
Status of subsidized housing Housing Classification
Status of tenure of household Housing Classification
Stepfamily status Children and youth; Families, households and marital status Classification
Time arriving at work Labour Classification
Time leaving for work Labour Classification
Total income Income, pensions, spending and wealth Classification
Total income of person Income, pensions, spending and wealth Classification
Type of Canadian Citizenship Immigration and ethnocultural diversity Classification
Type of Citizenship Response Immigration and ethnocultural diversity Classification
Type of Participation in Religious Activities Society and community Classification
Type of union of couple Families, households and marital status Classification
Unpaid care Labour Classification
Usual Weekly Work Hours Labour Classification
Usual Weekly Work Hours - Collapsed classification Labour Classification
Variant: Population Centre and Rural Area 2016 by Province and Territory Population and demography Classification
Variant of the National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2021 Version 1.0 for Analysis by TEER (Training, Education, Experience and Variant of the National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2021 Version 1.0 for Analysis by TEER (Training, Education, Experience and Responsibility) Labour Classification
Variant of the National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2021 Version 1.0 for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Science and technology Classification
Variant of the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) Canada 2021 Version 1.0 for Alternative primary groupings Education, training and learning Classification
Variant of the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) Canada 2021 Version 1.0 for Primary groupings Education, training and learning Classification
Variant of the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) Canada 2021 Version 1.0 for Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and Business, humanities, health, arts, social science and education (BHASE) groupings Education, training and learning Classification
Variant of the National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2021 Version 1.0 for Analysis by TEER (Training, Education, Experience and Responsibility) categories Labour Classification
Variant of the National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2021 Version 1.0 for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Science and technology Classification
Variant of the North American Product Classification System (NAPCS) Canada 2022 Version 1.0 for Agricultural goods (extension variant) Agriculture and food Classification
Variant of the North American Product Classification System (NAPCS) Canada 2022 Version 1.0 for Farm Product Price Index - FPPI (regrouping variant) Agriculture and food Classification
Variant of the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) 2022 Version 1.0 for Content and media sector Digital economy and society Classification
Variant of the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) 2022 Version 1.0 for Durable and non-durable manufacturing industries Manufacturing Classification
Variant of the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) 2022 Version 1.0 for Energy sector Energy Classification
Variant of the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) 2022 Version 1.0 for Goods and services producing industries Business and consumer services and culture Classification
Variant of the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) 2022 Version 1.0 for Industrial production (based on the 2008 International Recommendations for Industrial Statistics) Manufacturing Classification
Variant of the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) 2022 Version 1.0 for Industrial production (based on the 1950 United Nations definition) Manufacturing Classification
Variant of the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) 2022 Version 1.0 for Information and communication technology (ICT) sector Digital economy and society Classification
Variant of NAPCS Canada 2012 Version 1.1 - Capital expenditures on non-residential construction Construction Classification
Variant of NAPCS Canada 2017 Version 1.0 - Merchandise import and export accounts International trade; Economic accounts Classification
Variant of NAPCS Canada 2017 Version 2.0 - Industrial Product Price Index (IPPI) Prices and price indexes Classification
Variant of NAPCS Canada 2017 Version 2.0 - Manufacturing and Logging Rev.1 Manufacturing Classification
Variant of NAPCS Canada 2017 Version 2.0 - Raw Materials Price Index (RMPI) Prices and price indexes Classification
Variant of NOC 2016 Version 1.0 - Highly aggregated data Labour Classification
Variant of Standard Geographical Classification (SGC) 2021 for Statistical area classification Population and demography Classification
Variant of Standard Geographical Classification (SGC) 2021 for Statistical area classification by Province and Territory Population and demography Classification
Variant of Standard Geographical Classification (SGC) 2021 for Economic Regions Population and demography Classification
Variant of Standard Geographical Classification (SGC) 2021 for Agricultural Regions Population and demography Classification
Variant of Standard Geographical Classification (SGC) 2021 for North and South Population and demography Classification
Variant of status of tenure of household Housing Classification
Visible minority Immigration and ethnocultural diversity Classification
Weeks worked during the reference year Labour Classification
Work activity during the reference year Labour Classification
Work interruption in the reference period Labour Classification
Industry of establishment Business and consumer services and culture Variable
Industry of experienced labour force person Business and consumer services and culture Variable
Stepfamily status of couple family with children Children and youth; Families, households and marital status Variable
Period of construction of private dwelling Construction Variable
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificates or diplomas of person Education, training and learning Variable
Degree in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine or optometry of person Education, training and learning Variable
Educational attainment of person Education, training and learning Variable
Educational qualifications of person Education, training and learning Variable
Field of study of person Education, training and learning Variable
Location of study of person Education, training and learning Variable
Number of years of education attended of person Education, training and learning Variable
Number of years of education completed of person Education, training and learning Variable
Number of years of other non-university education completed of person Education, training and learning Variable
Number of years of university education completed of person Education, training and learning Variable
School attendance of person Education, training and learning Variable
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate of person Education, training and learning Variable
Trades certificates and diplomas of person Education, training and learning Variable
Year of certificate, diploma or degree completion of person Education, training and learning Variable
Census family status of person Families, households and marital status Variable
Census family structure (for census family) Variable Families, households and marital status Variable
Child presence in census family Children and youth; Families, households and marital status Variable
Child presence in economic family Families, households and marital status Variable
Economic family status of person Families, households and marital status Variable
Economic family structure (for economic family) Variable Families, households and marital status Variable
Family size (for census family) Families, households and marital status Variable
Family size (for economic family) Variable Families, households and marital status Variable
Gender diversity status of couple family Families, households and marital status Variable
Gender diversity status of marriage or common-law union of person Families, households and marital status Variable
Household living arrangements of person not in a census family Families, households and marital status Variable
Household maintainer status of person Families, households and marital status Variable
Household size of private household Families, households and marital status Variable
Household type of private household Families, households and marital status Variable
Housing suitability of private household Families, households and marital status Variable
Legal marital status of person Families, households and marital status Variable
Living in a family household (for person) Families, households and marital status Variable
Marital status of person Families, households and marital status Variable
Opposite- or same-sex married spouse or common-law partner of person Families, households and marital status Variable
Opposite- or same-sex status of couple family Families, households and marital status Variable
Relationship structure of stepfamily Families, households and marital status Variable
Sex of reference person of economic family Families, households and marital status Variable
Sex of reference person of lone-parent family Variable Families, households and marital status Variable
Type of census family Families, households and marital status Variable
Type of economic family Families, households and marital status Variable
Type of union of couple Variable Families, households and marital status Variable
Health problems, self-reported of person Health Variable
Health satisfaction, self-assessed of person Health Variable
Perceived health of person Health Variable
Accommodation type of collective dwelling Housing Variable
Bedrooms of private dwelling Housing Variable
Condominium status of private dwelling Housing Variable
Core housing need of private household Housing Variable
Dwelling condition of private dwelling Housing Variable
Persons per room of private household Housing Variable
Presence of mortgage payments of owner household Housing; Income, pensions, spending and wealth Variable
Rooms of private dwelling Housing Variable
Shelter cost of private household Housing; Income, pensions, spending and wealth Variable
Shelter-cost-to-income ratio of private household Housing; Income, pensions, spending and wealth Variable
Structural type of private dwelling Housing Variable
Subsidized housing of renter household Housing Variable
Tenure of private household Housing Variable
Value (owner estimated) of private dwelling Housing; Income, pensions, spending and wealth Variable
Admission category of immigrant Immigration and ethnocultural diversity Variable
Age at immigration of immigrant Immigration and ethnocultural diversity Variable
Applicant type of immigrant Immigration and ethnocultural diversity Variable
Citizenship of person Immigration and ethnocultural diversity Variable
Ethnic or cultural origin of person Immigration and ethnocultural diversity Variable
Generation status of person Immigration and ethnocultural diversity Variable
Immigrant status of person Immigration and ethnocultural diversity Variable
Place of origin of person Immigration and ethnocultural diversity Variable
Population group of person Immigration and ethnocultural diversity Variable
Visible minority of person Immigration and ethnocultural diversity Variable
Year of arrival of person Immigration and ethnocultural diversity Variable
Year of immigration of immigrant Immigration and ethnocultural diversity Variable
Adjusted after-tax income of economic family Income, pensions, spending and wealth Variable
Adjusted after-tax income of person not in economic family Income, pensions, spending and wealth Variable
Adjusted after-tax income of private household Income, pensions, spending and wealth Variable
Adjusted total income of private household Income, pensions, spending and wealth Variable
After-tax income of census family Income, pensions, spending and wealth Variable
After-tax income of economic family Income, pensions, spending and wealth Variable
After-tax income of person Income, pensions, spending and wealth Variable
After-tax income of private household Income, pensions, spending and wealth Variable
Income sources of person Income, pensions, spending and wealth Variable
Low-income status of economic family Income, pensions, spending and wealth Variable
Low-income status of person Income, pensions, spending and wealth Variable
Low-income status of private household Income, pensions, spending and wealth Variable
Number of earners of economic family Income, pensions, spending and wealth Variable
Total income of census family Income, pensions, spending and wealth Variable
Total income of economic family Income, pensions, spending and wealth Variable
Total income of person Variable Income, pensions, spending and wealth Variable
Total income of private household Income, pensions, spending and wealth Variable
Enrollment under an Inuit land claims agreement of person Indigenous peoples Variable
Indigenous ancestry of person Indigenous peoples Variable
Indigenous group of person Indigenous peoples Variable
Indigenous identity of person Indigenous peoples Variable
Membership in a First Nation or Indian band of person Indigenous peoples Variable
Membership in a Métis organization or Settlement of person Indigenous peoples Variable
Registered or Treaty Indian status of person Indigenous peoples Variable
Residence inside or outside Inuit Nunangat of person Indigenous peoples Variable
Residence on or off reserve of person Indigenous peoples Variable
Absences from work of employed person Labour Variable
Class of worker of employed person Labour Variable
Class of worker of experienced labour force person Labour Variable
Class of worker of person with recent work experience Labour Variable
Commuting destination of employed person Labour Variable
Commuting duration of employed person Labour Variable
Commuting vehicle occupancy of employed person Labour Variable
Distance (straight-line) from home to work of employed person Labour Variable
Industry of employed person Labour Variable
Industry of person with recent work experience Labour Variable
Labour force status of person Labour Variable
Location of workplace of employed person Labour Variable
Main mode of commuting of employed person Labour Variable
Main reason for not working the full year of person 15 years or over Labour Variable
Main reason for working mostly part time of person 15 years or over Labour Variable
Military service status of person Labour Variable
Multiple modes of commuting of employed person Labour Variable
Occupation of employed person Labour Variable
Occupation of experienced labour force person Labour Variable
Occupation of person with recent work experience Labour Variable
Place of work status of employed person Labour Variable
Retirement of person aged 55 or over Labour; Older adults and population aging Variable
Time arriving at work of employed person Labour Variable
Time leaving for work of employed person Labour Variable
Unpaid care provided by person Labour Variable
Unpaid housework by person Labour Variable
Usual work hours of employed person Labour Variable
Work activity during the reference year of person 15 years or over Labour Variable
Work interruptions of person Labour Variable
All languages spoken at home of person Languages Variable
All languages used at work of person 15 years or over Languages Variable
First official language spoken of person Languages Variable
Knowledge of non-official languages of person Languages Variable
Knowledge of official languages of person Languages Variable
Language spoken most often at home of person Languages Variable
Language used most often at work of person 15 years or over Languages Variable
Mother tongue of person Languages Variable
Other language(s) spoken regularly at home of person Languages Variable
Other language(s) used regularly at work of person 15 years or over Languages Variable
Age of person Population and demography Variable
Age-specific fertility rate of females Population and demography Variable
Children ever born of female Population and demography Variable
Components of migration (in and out), five years, of geographic area Population and demography Variable
Components of migration (in and out), one year, of geographic area Population and demography Variable
Gender of person Population and demography Variable
Location of residence five years ago of person Population and demography Variable
Location of residence one year ago of person Population and demography Variable
Mobility status, five years, of person Population and demography Variable
Mobility status, one year, of person Population and demography Variable
Place of birth of parent of person Population and demography Variable
Place of birth of person Population and demography Variable
Sex at birth of person Population and demography Variable
Total fertility rate of females Population and demography Variable
Usual place of residence in Canada of person Population and demography Variable
Participation in religious activities of person Society and community Variable
Religion of person Society and community Variable
Building Housing; Construction Statistical unit
Building unit Housing; Construction Statistical unit
Census family Population and demography Statistical unit
Collective dwelling Housing; Construction Statistical unit
Company Business performance and ownership Statistical unit
Couple Population and demography; Families, households and marital status Statistical unit
Couple family Population and demography; Families, households and marital status Statistical unit
Couple family with children Population and demography; Families, households and marital status Statistical unit
Dwelling Housing; Construction Statistical unit
Economic family Population and demography; Families, households and marital status Statistical unit
Employed person Population and demography; Labour Statistical unit
Enterprise Business performance and ownership Statistical unit
Establishment Business performance and ownership Statistical unit
Experienced labour force person Population and demography; Labour Statistical unit
Female Population and demography Statistical unit
Foreign resident Population and demography; Immigration and ethnocultural diversity Statistical unit
Geographic area Population and demography Statistical unit
Household Population and demography; Families, households and marital status Statistical unit
Immigrant Population and demography; Immigration and ethnocultural diversity Statistical unit
Location Business performance and ownership Statistical unit
Lone-parent family Population and demography; Families, households and marital status Statistical unit
Non-permanent resident Population and demography; Immigration and ethnocultural diversity Statistical unit
Owner household Families, households and marital status; Housing Statistical unit
Person Population and demography Statistical unit
Person 15 years or over Population and demography Statistical unit
Person aged 55 or over Population and demography Statistical unit
Person not in a census family Population and demography; Families, households and marital status Statistical unit
Person not in economic family Population and demography; Families, households and marital status Statistical unit
Person with recent work experience Population and demography; Labour Statistical unit
Private dwelling Housing Statistical unit
Private household Families, households and marital status; Housing Statistical unit
Renter household Families, households and marital status; Housing Statistical unit
Stepfamily Population and demography Statistical unit