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:
Every month, Statistics Canada provides Canadians with a snapshot of our ever-changing cost of living through the Consumer Price Index (CPI).
For some of the goods covered in the CPI—such as food—measuring cost is as simple as scanning a jar of peanut butter. When it comes to tracking the cost of keeping a roof over your head, however, things are slightly more complicated.