Balancing confidentiality protection and user needs
Statistics Canada has been exploring new methods to balance the need for more high-quality data outputs with the protection of confidential information in the release of economic data estimates.
Canadians have a lot of questions about housing. How much does it cost to purchase a new condominium? How would the price compare between Vancouver and Toronto? In response to growing demand for more detailed housing data, Statistics Canada has released new data: the Experimental New Condominium Apartment Price Index (NCAPI). First released on February 15, 2019, the NCAPI opens the door to a better understanding of the factors that affect condominium prices.
Statistics Canada is the country's national statistical agency with a mandate to provide quality data on the country's economic and social well-being. And in general, we do a good job. Close to 24 million Canadians consult our website to fulfill their statistical needs every year. We respond to 20,000 calls and over 25,000 emails through our 1-800 number and our infostats service each year. Recent poll results show that 88% of Canadians trust Statistics Canada, and our website survey indicates that 76% of visitors find what they need on the website.
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