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  • Geographic files and documentation: 92-154-X
    Description:

    The Postal CodeOM Conversion File (PCCF) links six-character postal codesOM to standard geographic areas such as dissemination areas, census tracts, and census subdivisions. By linking postal codesOM to standard geographic areas, the file facilitates the extraction and subsequent aggregation of data for selected geographic areas. The PCCF also associates each postal codeOM with a longitude and latitude coordinate to support mapping applications.

    Release date: 2017-12-13

  • Geographic files and documentation: 92-178-X
    Description:

    The Postal CodesOM by Federal Ridings File (PCFRF) provides a link between the six-character postal codeOM and Canada's federal electoral districts. A federal electoral district (FED) is any place or territorial area entitled to return a Member of Parliament (MP) to serve in the House of Commons and is commonly referred to as a federal riding.

    Release date: 2017-12-13

  • Index and guides: 98-301-X
    Description:

    The Census Dictionary is a reference document which contains detailed definitions of Census of Population concepts, variables and geographic terms, as well as historical information.

    By referring to the Census Dictionary, both beginner and intermediate data users will gain a better understanding of the data and how to compare variables between census years.

    The Census Dictionary will be released iteratively, starting with geography definitions, with additional definitions made available based on subsequent topic releases.

    Release date: 2017-11-29

  • Index and guides: 98-500-X
    Description:

    Provides information that enables users to effectively use, apply and interpret data from the Census of Population. Each guide contains definitions and explanations on census concepts as well as a data quality and historical comparability section. Additional information will be included for specific variables to help users better understand the concepts and questions used in the census.

    Release date: 2017-11-29

  • Index and guides: 98-500-X2016010
    Description:

    This guide focuses on the following topic: mobility and migration. 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: 2017-11-29

  • Index and guides: 98-500-X2016011
    Description:

    This guide focuses on the following topic: journey to work. 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: 2017-11-29

  • Index and guides: 98-500-X2016012
    Description:

    This guide focuses on the following topic: labour. 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: 2017-11-29

  • Index and guides: 98-500-X2016013
    Description:

    This guide focuses on the following topic: education. 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: 2017-11-29

  • Index and guides: 98-500-X2016003
    Description:

    This guide focuses on the following topic: Language. It 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.

    Updated on November 29, 2017 to include information on language of work.

    Release date: 2017-11-29

  • Index and guides: 98-500-X2016004
    Description:

    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.

    Updated on November 29, 2017 to include information on long-form income estimates.

    Release date: 2017-11-29

  • Geographic files and documentation: 92-162-G
    Description:

    This guide describes the content and applications of the product, as well as providing information on data quality, record layouts and methodology.

    Release date: 2017-11-15

  • Geographic files and documentation: 92-162-X
    Description:

    The Census Subdivision Boundary File contains the boundaries of all census subdivisions which combined cover all of Canada. A census subdivision is a municipality or an area treated as an equivalent to a municipality for statistical purposes (for example, Indian reserves and unorganized territories). The file provides a framework for mapping and geographic analysis that is possible using commercially available geographic information systems (GIS) or other mapping software.

    A reference guide is included.

    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: 98-500-X2016008
    Description:

    This guide focuses on the following topic: ethnic origin. 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: 98-500-X2016009
    Description:

    This guide focuses on the following topic: aboriginal peoples. 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: 98-500-X2016006
    Description:

    This guide focuses on the following topic: visible minority and population group. 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: 98-500-X2016007
    Description:

    This guide focuses on the following topics: place of birth, generation status, citizenship and immigration 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

  • Geographic files and documentation: 92-179-X
    Description:

    The Forward Sortation Area Boundary File depicts the boundaries of forward sortation areas (FSAs) derived from postal codesOM captured from census questionnaires.

    The Forward Sortation Area Boundary File is available in two types: digital and cartographic. The digital boundary file depicts the full extent of forward sortation areas, including the coastal water area. The cartographic boundary file depicts forward sortation areas with the shoreline of the major land mass of Canada and its coastal islands. The files provide a framework for mapping and spatial analysis.

    ©This data includes information copied with permission from Canada Post Corporation.

    A reference guide is included (92-179-G).

    OM. Postal code is an official mark of Canada Post Corporation.

    Release date: 2017-09-13

  • Geographic files and documentation: 92-179-G
    Description:

    This guide describes the content of the product, as well as providing information on data quality, record layouts and methodology.

    This data includes information copied with permission from Canada Post Corporation.

    Release date: 2017-09-13

  • Index and guides: 92-136-G
    Description:

    As is the case in advance of each Census, content consultations are being held with data users. The Census Content Consultation Guide gives you the opportunity to provide input.

    Release date: 2017-08-31

  • Index and guides: 98-501-X2016008
    Description:

    The Immigration and Ethnocultural diversity Release and concepts overview provides an overview of the concepts, definitions and key measures used in the 2016 Census of Population Immigration and Ethnocultural diversity release, as well as the products which will be available on release day and later.

    Release date: 2017-08-31

  • Index and guides: 98-501-X2016009
    Description:

    The Aboriginal peoples Release and concepts overview provides an overview of the concepts, definitions and key measures used in the 2016 Census of Population Aboriginal peoples release, as well as the products which will be available on release day and later.

    Release date: 2017-08-31

  • Technical products: 98-506-X2017001
    Description:

    The first issue of the Census Program Transformation Project (CPTP) report explains what is new in census research. It introduces the CPTP and its objectives. It provides information on the creation of statistical registers to support the project. The first issue also briefly describes a new combined census methodology to produce population and dwelling counts that is being investigated.

    Release date: 2017-08-11

  • Technical products: 98-506-X
    Description:

    The report will provide updates on the Census Program Transformation Project (CPTP). The CPTP is a research project launched by Statistics Canada to explore how data from administrative sources could be used to replace or complement the enumerated population and dwelling counts. Each issue will cover a different topic as research progresses.

    Release date: 2017-08-11

  • 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

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Data (3) (3 results)

  • Table: 98-314-X2011051
    Description:

    Readers will find a complete analysis of factors affecting the comparability of Language results between the censuses in the Methodological Document on the 2011 Census Language Data.

    Release date: 2013-05-03

  • Table: 98-312-X2011005
    Description:

    This guide focuses on the following topic: Family variables. Provides information that enables users to effectively use, apply and interpret data from the 2011 Census. Each guide contains definitions and explanations on census concepts, talks about changes made to the 2011 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: 2012-09-19

  • Table: 98-310-X2011004
    Description:

    Focusing on a selected geographic area, this product presents data highlights for each of the major releases of the 2011 Census. These data highlights are presented through text, tables and figures. A map image of the geographic area is also included in the product. The geographic levels presented in this product include Canada, provinces and territories, census metropolitan areas and census agglomerations, and census subdivisions with a 2011 Census population greater than or equal to 5,000.

    Data highlights are presented according to the major 2011 Census release dates: February 8, 2012 - Population and dwelling counts; May 29, 2012 - Age and sex; September 19, 2012 - Families, households and marital status; Structural type of dwelling and collectives; October 24, 2012 - Language.

    Release date: 2012-02-08

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  • Geographic files and documentation: 92-154-X
    Description:

    The Postal CodeOM Conversion File (PCCF) links six-character postal codesOM to standard geographic areas such as dissemination areas, census tracts, and census subdivisions. By linking postal codesOM to standard geographic areas, the file facilitates the extraction and subsequent aggregation of data for selected geographic areas. The PCCF also associates each postal codeOM with a longitude and latitude coordinate to support mapping applications.

    Release date: 2017-12-13

  • Geographic files and documentation: 92-178-X
    Description:

    The Postal CodesOM by Federal Ridings File (PCFRF) provides a link between the six-character postal codeOM and Canada's federal electoral districts. A federal electoral district (FED) is any place or territorial area entitled to return a Member of Parliament (MP) to serve in the House of Commons and is commonly referred to as a federal riding.

    Release date: 2017-12-13

  • Index and guides: 98-301-X
    Description:

    The Census Dictionary is a reference document which contains detailed definitions of Census of Population concepts, variables and geographic terms, as well as historical information.

    By referring to the Census Dictionary, both beginner and intermediate data users will gain a better understanding of the data and how to compare variables between census years.

    The Census Dictionary will be released iteratively, starting with geography definitions, with additional definitions made available based on subsequent topic releases.

    Release date: 2017-11-29

  • Index and guides: 98-500-X
    Description:

    Provides information that enables users to effectively use, apply and interpret data from the Census of Population. Each guide contains definitions and explanations on census concepts as well as a data quality and historical comparability section. Additional information will be included for specific variables to help users better understand the concepts and questions used in the census.

    Release date: 2017-11-29

  • Index and guides: 98-500-X2016010
    Description:

    This guide focuses on the following topic: mobility and migration. 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: 2017-11-29

  • Index and guides: 98-500-X2016011
    Description:

    This guide focuses on the following topic: journey to work. 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: 2017-11-29

  • Index and guides: 98-500-X2016012
    Description:

    This guide focuses on the following topic: labour. 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: 2017-11-29

  • Index and guides: 98-500-X2016013
    Description:

    This guide focuses on the following topic: education. 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: 2017-11-29

  • Index and guides: 98-500-X2016003
    Description:

    This guide focuses on the following topic: Language. It 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.

    Updated on November 29, 2017 to include information on language of work.

    Release date: 2017-11-29

  • Index and guides: 98-500-X2016004
    Description:

    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.

    Updated on November 29, 2017 to include information on long-form income estimates.

    Release date: 2017-11-29

  • Geographic files and documentation: 92-162-G
    Description:

    This guide describes the content and applications of the product, as well as providing information on data quality, record layouts and methodology.

    Release date: 2017-11-15

  • Geographic files and documentation: 92-162-X
    Description:

    The Census Subdivision Boundary File contains the boundaries of all census subdivisions which combined cover all of Canada. A census subdivision is a municipality or an area treated as an equivalent to a municipality for statistical purposes (for example, Indian reserves and unorganized territories). The file provides a framework for mapping and geographic analysis that is possible using commercially available geographic information systems (GIS) or other mapping software.

    A reference guide is included.

    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: 98-500-X2016008
    Description:

    This guide focuses on the following topic: ethnic origin. 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: 98-500-X2016009
    Description:

    This guide focuses on the following topic: aboriginal peoples. 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: 98-500-X2016006
    Description:

    This guide focuses on the following topic: visible minority and population group. 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: 98-500-X2016007
    Description:

    This guide focuses on the following topics: place of birth, generation status, citizenship and immigration 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

  • Geographic files and documentation: 92-179-X
    Description:

    The Forward Sortation Area Boundary File depicts the boundaries of forward sortation areas (FSAs) derived from postal codesOM captured from census questionnaires.

    The Forward Sortation Area Boundary File is available in two types: digital and cartographic. The digital boundary file depicts the full extent of forward sortation areas, including the coastal water area. The cartographic boundary file depicts forward sortation areas with the shoreline of the major land mass of Canada and its coastal islands. The files provide a framework for mapping and spatial analysis.

    ©This data includes information copied with permission from Canada Post Corporation.

    A reference guide is included (92-179-G).

    OM. Postal code is an official mark of Canada Post Corporation.

    Release date: 2017-09-13

  • Geographic files and documentation: 92-179-G
    Description:

    This guide describes the content of the product, as well as providing information on data quality, record layouts and methodology.

    This data includes information copied with permission from Canada Post Corporation.

    Release date: 2017-09-13

  • Index and guides: 92-136-G
    Description:

    As is the case in advance of each Census, content consultations are being held with data users. The Census Content Consultation Guide gives you the opportunity to provide input.

    Release date: 2017-08-31

  • Index and guides: 98-501-X2016008
    Description:

    The Immigration and Ethnocultural diversity Release and concepts overview provides an overview of the concepts, definitions and key measures used in the 2016 Census of Population Immigration and Ethnocultural diversity release, as well as the products which will be available on release day and later.

    Release date: 2017-08-31

  • Index and guides: 98-501-X2016009
    Description:

    The Aboriginal peoples Release and concepts overview provides an overview of the concepts, definitions and key measures used in the 2016 Census of Population Aboriginal peoples release, as well as the products which will be available on release day and later.

    Release date: 2017-08-31

  • Technical products: 98-506-X2017001
    Description:

    The first issue of the Census Program Transformation Project (CPTP) report explains what is new in census research. It introduces the CPTP and its objectives. It provides information on the creation of statistical registers to support the project. The first issue also briefly describes a new combined census methodology to produce population and dwelling counts that is being investigated.

    Release date: 2017-08-11

  • Technical products: 98-506-X
    Description:

    The report will provide updates on the Census Program Transformation Project (CPTP). The CPTP is a research project launched by Statistics Canada to explore how data from administrative sources could be used to replace or complement the enumerated population and dwelling counts. Each issue will cover a different topic as research progresses.

    Release date: 2017-08-11

  • 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

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