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  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 3508
    Release date: 2017-12-13

  • 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

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 5200
    Release date: 2017-05-26

  • 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

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 3901
    Release date: 2017-02-08

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 5052
    Release date: 2017-01-23

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 3881
    Release date: 2016-12-16

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 5213
    Release date: 2016-08-30

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 5144
    Release date: 2016-05-16

  • 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

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