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2018-11-28

Making informed decisions with census data

General knowledge: 11-629-X20180003

Description: The high-quality data from the census allow our governments, businesses and community leaders to make informed decisions with confidence.

Release type: Training

2019-01-15

2021 Census of Population Dissemination Consultation: Questionnaire

Questionnaire

Description: The information gathered during the 2021 Census of Population Dissemination Consultation will help Statistics Canada measure user satisfaction and gather suggestions with a view to providing input into the 2021 Census of Population dissemination product and service line and release strategy.

Release type: Reference material

2019-02-05

2016 Census Public Use Microdata File (PUMF), Individuals File

Public use microdata: 98M0001X

Description: This Individuals File provides data on the characteristics of the population and allow the study of relationship between different variables like education and labour market outcome.

Release type: Data product

2019-02-12

Results from the 2016 Census: Syrian refugees who resettled in Canada in 2015 and 2016

Insights on Canadian Society: 75-006-X201900100001

Description: This study provides a profile of the Syrian refugee population living in Canada in 2016, using census data on immigration, socioeconomic characteristics and employment.

Release type: Analytical product

2019-02-18

The road to the 2021 Census

Supporting documentation

Description: There are many milestones along the road to the 2021 Census. Learn more about the journey and find out what's to come!

Release type: Reference material

2019-02-25

Results from the 2016 Census: Long commutes to work by car

Insights on Canadian Society: 75-006-X201900100002

Description: Using data from the 2016 Census on place of work and commuting, this study examines the characteristics of those who spend at least 60 minutes travelling to work, with a focus on those who commute by car, truck or van (or 'car commuters').

Release type: Analytical product

2019-03-06

Living alone in Canada

Insights on Canadian Society: 75-006-X201900100003

Description: This study uses the Census of Population and the 2017 General Social Survey on Family to examine the characteristics of the population living alone in Canada. The demographic, socioeconomic and housing characteristics of persons who live alone are examined, as well as their conjugal history, family relationships, and well-being indicators.

Release type: Analytical product

2019-03-15

Aboriginal Peoples Technical Report, Census of Population, 2016

Technical report: 98-307-X2016001

Description: The Aboriginal Peoples Technical Report aims to inform users of the conceptual framework and definitions used to gather the 2016 Census data on Aboriginal peoples, how the data were collected, the products used to disseminate the information, and the relevant data quality aspects.

Release type: Reference material

2019-04-08

2021 Census of Population Consultation Results: What we heard from Canadians

Consultation: 92-137-X

Description: The 2021 Census of Population Consultation Results: What we heard from Canadians report focuses on the findings of the 2021 Census data needs consultation and stakeholder discussions.

Release type: Consultation

2019-05-15

Results from the 2016 Census: Earnings of immigrants and children of immigrants in official language minority populations

Insights on Canadian Society: 75-006-X201900100007

Description: This study uses data from the 2016 Census in order to examine the employment earnings of individuals with an immigrant background (i.e., immigrants and children of immigrants) who are part of official language minorities in Canada.

Release type: Analytical product

2019-05-29

Census of population data tables, 1991 and 1996 censuses

Table

Description: These historical data tables were previously available in a variety of formats including print, diskette and CD-ROM. The tables cover a range of topics, including age and sex, education, income, families and households.

Release type: Data product

2019-05-29

Results from the 2016 Census: Commuting within Canada's largest cities

Insights on Canadian Society: 75-006-X201900100008

Description: Using data from the 1996 and 2016 Census of Population, this study examines the geographic location of jobs, people's commute and how they have changed over time.

Release type: Analytical product

2019-06-18

2016 Census Public Use Microdata File (PUMF), Hierarchical File

Public use microdata: 98M0002X

Description: The 2016 Census Hierarchical File PUMF provides access to non-aggregated data covering a sample of 1% of the Canadian households. It is a comprehensive social, demographic and economic database about Canada and its people, and contains a wealth of characteristics on the population.

Release type: Data product

2019-07-19

Data tables: Gender Results Framework indicators

Table

Description: Using data from the 2016 Census of Population, Statistics Canada's Centre for Gender, Diversity and Inclusion Statistics has released three new data tables on two gender-related topics. These statistics will be used by the Gender Results Framework, a whole-of-government tool designed to track gender equality in Canada.

Release type: Data product

2019-07-25

Results from the 2016 Census: Occupations with older workers

Insights on Canadian Society: 75-006-X201900100011

Description: This study uses Census of Population and Labour Force Survey to examine the changing age composition of workers within the most prevalent occupations (with at least 10,000 workers), as well as the occupations that are increasing and decreasing in size most rapidly.

Release type: Analytical product

2019-10-03

Results from the 2016 Census: English-French bilingualism among Canadian children and youth

Insights on Canadian Society: 75-006-X201900100014

Description: This study used data from the 2006 and 2016 censuses of population, as well as integrated census data from 2006 and 2016, to examine the characteristics associated with English–French bilingualism among Canadian children and youth who were aged 5 to 17 in 2006. The study also examines the factors associated with the acquisition and retention of English–French bilingualism among children and youth in Quebec and in Canada outside Quebec.

Release type: Analytical product

2019-10-29

Response mobility and the growth of the Aboriginal Identity Population, 2006-2011 and 2011 - 2016 (Reference materials)

Supporting documentation

Description: This topic presents data on the Aboriginal peoples of Canada and their demographic characteristics. Depending on the application, estimates using any of the following concepts may be appropriate for the Aboriginal population: (1) Aboriginal identity, (2) Aboriginal ancestry, (3) Registered or Treaty Indian status and (4) Membership in a First Nation or Indian band. Data from the 2011 National Household Survey are available for the geographical locations where these populations reside, including 'on reserve' census subdivisions and Inuit communities of Inuit Nunangat as well as other geographic areas such as the national (Canada), provincial and territorial levels.

Release type: Reference material

2019-11-13

Coverage Technical Report, Census of Population, 2016

Technical report: 98-303-X2016001

Description: The report presents the error included in census data that results from either persons being missed (not enumerated) or from persons being enumerated more than once by the 2016 Census. The population coverage error is one of the most important types of errors because it affects not only the accuracy of population counts, but also the accuracy of all the census data results describing the characteristics of the population universe.

Release type: Reference material

2019-11-13

Census Subdivision Boundary File, 2019

Spatial information product: 92-162-X2020001

Description: The intercensal Census Subdivision Boundary File provides a framework for mapping and spatial analysis. The digital boundary file depicts the full extent of the geographic areas, including the coastal water area, and portrays the boundaries of all census subdivisions which combined cover all of Canada.

Release type: Geography product

2019-11-13

Road Network File, 2019

Spatial information product: 92-500-X2020001

Description: Intercensal road network files are digital representations of Canada's national road network, containing information such as street names, types, directions and address ranges.

Release type: Geography product

2019-11-15

Results from the 2016 Census: Education and labour market successes and challenges for children of immigrant parents

Insights on Canadian Society: 75-006-X201900100016

Description: Based on integrated data from the 2006 and 2016 censuses, this study examines the educational outcomes of a cohort of children with an immigrant background who were aged 13 to 17 in 2006, and the employment earnings of young adults who had immigrant parents.

Release type: Analytical product

2019-12-02

Infographic: Commuting in Canada's three largest cities

Infographic

Description: Using 2016 Census data, this infographic describes the commuting patterns of workers in Toronto, Montréal and Vancouver.

Release type: Data product

2019-12-03

Results from the 2016 Census: Examining the effect of public pension benefits on the low income of senior immigrants

Insights on Canadian Society: 75-006-X201900100017

Description: Among immigrants who came to Canada recently, some are seniors over the age of 65. This study examines the factors associated with the low-income rate of senior immigrants, with a focus on access to Old Age Security (OAS) and Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) benefits.

Release type: Analytical product

2019-12-10

Results from the 2016 Census: Housing, income and residential dissimilarity among Indigenous peoples in Canadian cities

Insights on Canadian Society: 75-006-X201900100018

Description: Residential dissimilarity describes the extent to which one population group lives apart from another in a shared urban space. This study uses data from the 2016 Census to examine the housing, income and residential dissimilarity of the Indigenous population living in private households in the 49 census metropolitan areas (CMAs) and census agglomerations (CAs) that were large enough to be divided into census tracts, and provides a short description of neighbourhoods with a large concentration of Indigenous people.

Release type: Analytical product

2019-12-13

Coverage Technical Report, Census of Population, 2016

Technical report

Description: The Coverage Technical Report will present the error included in census data that results from either persons being missed (not enumerated) or from persons being enumerated more than once by the 2016 Census. 

Release type: Reference material

2019-12-16

Infographic: Bilingualism among Canadian children and youth, 2006 to 2016

Infographic

Description: This infographic uses census data from 2006 and 2016 to examine the trends associated with English-French bilingualism among Canadian children and youth who were aged 5 to 17.

Release type: Data product

2020-02-25

Results from the 2016 Census: Education and labour market integration of Black youth in Canada

Insights on Canadian Society: 75-006-X202000100002

Description: Using integrated 2006 and 2016 census data, this study examines the education and labour market integration outcomes of a recent cohort of young Black Canadians. Specifically, this study examines the link between the characteristics of the youth and their families when they were living with their parents (in 2006), and their education and labour market outcomes 10 years later (in 2016).

Release type: Analytical product

2020-04-01

COVID-19: A data perspective

Table

Description: Explore key economic trends and social challenges that arise as the COVID-19 situation evolves.

Release type: Data product

2020-07-17

Questionnaire(s) and reporting guide(s)

Questionnaire

Description: Statistics Canada has published the 2021 Census of Population short-form (2A), long-form (2A-L, 2A-R) and Census of Agriculture questionnaires on its website.

Release type: Reference material

2020-07-17

Painting a Portrait of Canada: The 2021 Census of Population

Supporting documentation: 98-26-0001

Description: This document outlines Statistics Canada’s planned approach for the 2021 Census of Population.

Release type: Reference material

2020-07-17

2021 Census Fact Sheets: Updated content for the 2021 Census of Population

Supporting documentation: 98-20-0001

Description: This series of fact sheets offers an overview of content changes for the 2021 Census. These concise documents explain why new and modified questions are asked and describe the changes considered along with the resulting approach for 2021.

Release type: Reference material

2020-07-20

Technical reports on changes for the 2021 Census

Technical report: 98-20-0002

Description: This series of technical reports provides an in-depth view of the changes in content for the 2021 Census of Population, as the census process is ever changing to reflect changes in the Canadian population and its demographic characteristics.

Release type: Reference material

2020-07-24

Chief Statistician's virtual roundtable discussions: 2021 Census of Population questionnaire

Supporting documentation: 11-631-X2020002

Description: This presentation gives an overview of the topics discussed during the virtual roundtables on the 2021 Census of Population questionnaire content. The five main topics are the following: family, demography and activity limitations; languages, ethnocultural diversity and immigration (including citizenship, religion, population groups, minority language education rights); Indigenous peoples; education, labour, commuting, and Veterans; and housing, income and expenditures.

Release type: Reference material

2020-11-18

Census Subdivision Boundary File, 2020

Spatial information product: 92-162-X2020001

Description: The intercensal Census Subdivision Boundary File provides a framework for mapping and spatial analysis. The digital boundary file depicts the full extent of the geographic areas, including the coastal water area, and portrays the boundaries of all census subdivisions which combined cover all of Canada.

Release type: Geography product

2020-11-18

Road Network File, 2020

Spatial information product: 92-500-X2020001

Description: Intercensal road network files are digital representations of Canada's national road network, containing information such as street names, types, directions and address ranges.

Release type: Geography product

2020-11-18

Interim List of Changes to Municipal Boundaries, Status, and Names, Up to January 1, 2020

Reference document: 92F0009X2020001

Description: The Interim List of Changes to Municipal Boundaries, Status and Names provides a summary of the changes to census subdivisions such as municipal boundary or name changes that were processed since the production of the previous Interim List and have an effective date on or before January 1, 2020.

Release type: Geography product

2021-01-15

Small business hub

Supporting documentation

Description: A resource to help existing and aspiring small business owners and entrepreneurs plan and run their enterprises.

Release type: Reference material

2021-03-08

2021 Census Dissemination Consultation Results: What we heard from Canadians

Consultation

Description: Information regarding consultation activities conducted with respect to 2021 Census products and services line and Internet delivery.

Release type: Consultation

2021-04-15

Census game

Supporting documentation

Description: Test how much of a #CensusGeek you are

Release type: Reference material

2021-04-20

2021 Census soundtrack

Supporting documentation

Description: As Canada’s statistical portrait, the census is a reflection of who we are and what makes us Canadian. Listen to our Spotify and YouTube playlists while you complete your 2021 Census questionnaire to experience the different facets of Canadian culture through the sounds of our celebrated musical talent.

Release type: Reference material

2021-05-12

2021 Census dissemination planning

Supporting documentation

Description: Learn about our planning and progress on the dissemination of 2021 Census of Population products and services.

Release type: Reference material

2021-05-12

2021 Census of Population release schedule

Supporting documentation

Description: There will be seven major 'themed' release dates for the dissemination of data from the 2021 Census of Population. Each major release of data by theme will be highlighted in The Daily, Statistics Canada's official release bulletin, and each major release will offer data, analytical, and reference products for our users to access and consume.

Release type: Reference material

2021-05-12

2021 Census of Population products and services map

Supporting documentation

Description: Access information on the product and service line for Statistics Canada's 2021 Census of Population.

Release type: Reference material

2021-11-17

2021 Census of Population collection response rates

Supporting documentation

Description: 2021 Census of population collection response rates for Canada, provinces and territories. Includes overall response, long form, Internet and self-response rates. These preliminary rates are obtained directly from collection results before data processing and data quality verification.

Release type: Reference material

2021-11-17

Geographic name formats

Supporting documentation

Description: A list showing the differences between official geography names and those used in census products caused by technical system constraints.

Release type: Reference material

2021-11-17

Dictionary, Census of Population, 2021

Dictionary: 98-301-X2021001

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.

Release type: Reference material

2021-11-17

Guide to the Census of Population, 2021

Guide: 98-304-X2021001

Description: This reference document provides an overview of the Census of Population content determination, collection, processing, data quality assessment and data dissemination.

Release type: Reference material

2021-11-17

Boundary files, 2021 Census, First edition

Spatial information product: 92-160-X2021001

Description: Cartographic boundary files portray the geographic areas using only the major land mass of Canada and its coastal islands. Digital boundary files portray the full extent of the geographic areas, including the coastal water area.

Release type: Geography product

2021-11-17

Road network files, 2021 Census

Spatial information product: 92-500-X2021001

Description: Road network files are digital representations of Canada's national road network, containing information such as street names, types, directions and address ranges.

Release type: Geography product

2021-11-17

Interim List of Changes to Municipal Boundaries, Status, and Names, 2016-2021

Reference document: 92F0009X2021001

Description: Provides a summary of changes to municipal boundaries, status and names.

Release type: Geography product

2021-11-17

Correspondence files, 2021 Census

Attribute information products: 92-156-X2021001

Description: Contains unique identifiers for the current census geographic area and the corresponding unique identifier for the previous census geographic area.

Release type: Geography product

2021-11-17

Dissemination Geographies Relationship File, 2021 Census

Spatial information product: 982600042021001

Description: The Dissemination Geographies Relationship File is a dataset at the dissemination block level that contains the links to all census geographic areas. This product, used in conjunction with the boundary files, serves to link geographic areas with higher geography levels using the Dissemination Geography Unique Identifiers (DGUIDs).

Release type: Geography product

2021-11-17

Dissemination Geographies Relationship File, 2021 Census, Reference guide

Reference document: 982600032021001

Description: This reference guide is intended for the users of the 2021 Census Dissemination Geographies Relationship File. The guide provides an overview of the file, the general methodology used to create it, and important technical information for users.

Release type: Geography product

2021-11-17

Correspondence files, 2021 Census, Reference guide

Reference document: 92-156-G2021001

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

Release type: Geography product

2021-11-17

Road network files, 2021 Census, Reference guide

Reference document: 92-500-G2021001

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

Release type: Geography product

2021-11-17

Boundary files, 2021 Census, Reference guide

Reference document: 92-160-G2021001

Description: This reference guide is intended for users of the census boundary files. The guide provides an overview of the files, the general methodology used to create them, and important technical information for users.

Release type: Geography product

2021-11-17

Census learning centre: Role of geography, 2021 Census of Population

Conceptual video: 982000032021001

Description: This video is the first one of a series of videos related to census geography in the context of the activities of the 2021 Census and previous censuses. The objective of this first video is to describe the role of geography. The remaining videos from this series, which will be released at later dates, will aim to provide an overview on the geographic regions of Canada, some of the products offered by Statistics Canada, and the census data visualization tools.

Release type: Training

2022-01-21

Use of administrative data to impute non-responding households in areas with low response rates for the 2021 Census

Data quality and confidentiality

Description: Information about administrative data used for the 2021 Census, during data processing, to impute (assign values to missing data) non-responding households.

Release type: Reference material

2022-01-31

2021 Census Webinar Series: Population and Dwelling Counts

Webinar

Description: An introductory webinar which provides an overview of population and dwelling concepts; geography concepts; and data products and resources available from the first 2021 Census of Population release.

Release type: Training

2022-02-09

Census Profile, 2021: Population and dwelling counts

Profile of a community or region: 98-316-X2021001

Description: This profile presents information from the 2021 Census of Population for various levels of geography, including provinces and territories, census metropolitan areas, communities and census tracts.

Release type: Data product

2022-02-09

Data tables: Population and dwelling counts

Table

Description: This series of cross-tabulations presents a portrait of Canada. They range in complexity and are available for various levels of geography.

Release type: Data product

2022-02-09

Highlight tables: Population and dwelling counts

Table: 98-402-X2021001

Description: These tables provide population and dwelling counts established by the 2021 Census of Population.

Release type: Data product

2022-02-09

Focus on Geography Series: Population and dwelling counts

Profile of a community or region: 98-404-X2021001

Description: Focusing on a selected geographic area, this product presents data highlights for each of the major releases of the 2021 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, census agglomerations, census divisions and census subdivisions.

Release type: Data product

2022-02-09

Ranking of the 10 most populated municipalities, 1901 to 2021

Interactive chart: 98-505-X2021001

Description: The interactive ribbon chart is a data visualization product that shows the evolution of most populated municipalities over time. It depicts the top 10 municipalities (also called census subdivisions, or CSDs) ranked by population for each census year.

Release type: Data product

2022-02-09

Census Program Data Viewer (CPDV): Population and dwelling counts

Interactive dashboard: 98-507-X2021001

Description: The Census Program Data Viewer (CPDV) is an advanced web-based data visualization tool that will make statistical information more interpretable by presenting key indicators in a statistical dashboard. The CPDV makes it easy to find many places in Canada, see them on a map, and get basic geographic and sociodemographic data for those places. To find a specific place of interest, you can click and zoom in on a map of Canada or you can search by place name or postal code. The CPDV then displays the appropriate thematic map showing boundaries and other features. The CPDV will also enable users to easily compare indicator values for different places and help identify relationships between indicators.

Release type: Data product

2022-02-09

Thematic maps: Population counts

Thematic map: 92-173-X2021001

Description: A thematic map shows the spatial distribution of one or more specific census data themes for standard geographic areas. The map may be qualitative in nature (e.g., predominant mother tongue) or quantitative (e.g., percentage population change).

Release type: Data product

2022-02-09

2021 Census key indicators: Population and dwelling counts

Key indicators

Description: The key indicators provide a quick snapshot of census data highlights by topic.

Release type: Data product

2022-02-09

Canada's fastest growing and decreasing municipalities from 2016 to 2021

Census in Brief: 98-200-X2021001

Description: This Census in Brief examines municipalities (census subdivisions) in Canada that were the largest in 2021, and fastest growing and decreasing in population from 2016 to 2021. It also presents some trends on urban spread in Canada.

Release type: Analytical product

2022-02-09

Population growth in Canada's rural areas, 2016 to 2021

Census in Brief: 98-200-X2021002

Description: This Census in Brief examines population growth of Canada's rural areas and their changing proportion within the country. It also presents international comparisons, a portrait of population growth according to the remoteness index and population changes in the three territories.

Release type: Analytical product

2022-02-09

Canada tops G7 growth despite COVID

The Daily

Description: Canada’s population grew at almost twice the pace of every other G7 country from 2016 to 2021. Approximately 1.8 million more people called Canada home in 2021 compared with five years earlier, with most of that growth attributable to new arrivals from around the world. Canada’s population growth was, however, halted with the onset of the pandemic.

Release type: Analytical product

2022-02-09

Canada's large urban centres continue to grow and spread

The Daily

Description: From 2016 to 2021, the downtown populations of Canada’s large urban centres grew at almost twice the pace than the urban centres as a whole, despite a pause during the pandemic. At the same time, urban spread continues, and is accelerating in many urban centres, particularly in suburbs located the farthest from downtown.

Release type: Analytical product

2022-02-09

Dictionary, Census of Population, 2021

Dictionary: 98-301-X2021001

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.

Release type: Reference material

2022-02-09

Guide to the Census of Population, 2021

Guide: 98-304-X2021001

Description: This reference document provides an overview of the Census of Population content determination, collection, processing, data quality assessment and data dissemination.

Release type: Reference material

2022-02-09

Policy on response to formal review requests of 2021 Census population and dwelling counts

Supporting documentation

Description: This webpage outlines the policy and guidelines to submit a request for a formal review.

Release type: Reference material

2022-02-09

Symbols, abbreviations and acronyms

Supporting documentation

Description: The symbols, abbreviations and acronyms found on this page may be found in 2021 Census products.

Release type: Reference material

2022-02-09

Incompletely enumerated reserves and settlements

Supporting documentation

Description: This note explains the subdivisions defined as reserves and settlements that were incompletely enumerated in 2021.

Release type: Reference material

2022-02-09

Consent to release personal information

Supporting documentation

Description: This reference document describes policy regarding the consent to release personal information after 92 years. It also provides information about the availability of historical census records.

Release type: Reference material

2022-02-09

GeoSuite

Attribute information products: 92-150-X2021001

Description: A powerful search tool based on census standard geographic areas. Users may retrieve and query data, explore the links between geographic areas, obtain information on those areas and output data in tabular format.

Release type: Geography product

2022-02-09

GeoSearch

Map: 92-142-X2021001

Description: This interactive mapping application makes it easy to find many places in Canada, see them on a map, and get basic geographic and demographic data for those places.

Release type: Geography product

2022-02-09

Boundary Files, 2021 Census, Second Edition

Spatial information product: 92-160-X2021001

Description: Cartographic boundary files portray the geographic areas using only the major land mass of Canada and its coastal islands. Digital boundary files portray the full extent of the geographic areas, including the coastal water area.

Release type: Geography product

2022-02-09

Geographic Attribute File (GAF), 2021 Census

Attribute information products: 92-151-X2021001

Description: The file contains geographic data at the dissemination block level. The file includes population and dwelling counts, land area, geographic codes, names, unique identifiers and, where applicable, types.

Release type: Geography product

2022-02-09

Reference maps, 2021 Census

Map: 92-146-X2021001

Description: Reference maps illustrate the location of the census standard geographic areas for which census statistical data are tabulated and disseminated.

Release type: Geography product

2022-02-09

Geography Catalogue, 2021 Census

Reference document: 92-196-X2021001

Description: Contains information found in the Statistics Canada Online Catalogue. In addition, it provides highlights of what is new about geographic products, illustration of several products, a glossary of geographic terms, a geographic hierarchy diagram and a table showing the number of geographic areas by province and territory.

Release type: Geography product

2022-02-09

Illustrated Glossary, 2021 Census

Reference document: 92-195-X2021001

Description: A tool that helps users take advantage of census statistical data by providing an understanding of terms related to geographic concepts.

Release type: Geography product

2022-02-09

Standard Geographical Classification (SGC) 2021 Volume I. The Classification

Reference document: 12-571-X2021001

Description: The 2021 standard classification version of the SGC provides names and codes for the standard geographical regions of Canada, provinces and territories, census divisions (counties, regional municipalities) and census subdivisions (municipalities).

Release type: Geography product

2022-02-09

Standard Geographical Classification (SGC) 2021 Volume II. Reference Maps

Map: 12-572-X2021001

Description: Volume II contains reference maps showing boundaries, names, codes and locations of the geographic areas in the 2021 standard geographical classification.

Release type: Geography product

2022-02-09

GeoSuite Data Package, 2021 Census, Reference Guide

Reference document: 92-150G2021001

Description: This reference guide is intended for users of the GeoSuite Data Package. It provides an overview of the files, the general methodology used to create them, and important technical information.

Release type: Geography product

2022-02-09

Population Ecumene Boundary Files, 2021 Census, Reference Guide

Reference document: 92-159-G2021001

Description: This reference guide is intended for users of the Population Ecumene Boundary Files. It provides an overview of the files, the general methodology used to create them, and important technical information.

Release type: Geography product

2022-02-09

Reference Maps and Thematic Maps, 2021 Census, Reference Guide

Reference document: 92-143-G2021001

Description: This reference guide is intended for users of the reference and thematic maps. It describes the content, general methodology used to create them and data quality.

Release type: Geography product

2022-02-09

Geographic Attribute File, 2021 Census, Reference Guide

Reference document: 92-151-G2021001

Description: This reference guide is intended for users of the Geographic Attribute File. It provides an overview of the file, the general methodology used to create it, and important technical information.

Release type: Geography product

2022-02-09

Boundary Files, 2021 Census, Reference Guide, Second Edition

Reference document: 92-160-G2021002

Description: This reference guide is intended for users of the census boundary files. The guide provides an overview of the files, the general methodology used to create them, and important technical information for users.

Release type: Geography product

2022-02-09

Census learning centre: Basic components of a table, 2021 Census of Population

Conceptual video: 98200003 - 2021005

Description: This video is designed to provide viewers with a basic understanding of how census concepts, e.g., focuses, population of interest and variables are logically structured to show different ways of looking at data. The knowledge of these concepts is used when analyzing or creating census data products.

Release type: Training

2022-02-09

Census learning centre: Geographic areas of Canada, 2021 Census of Population

Conceptual video: 98200003 - 2021002

Description: The objective of this video is to describe the classification of geographic areas in Canada. Well-defined geographic areas provide the framework for data collection, dissemination and analysis. This video will provide an understanding of how geographic areas are organized, the coding standards and the differences between administrative and statistical areas.

Release type: Training

2022-02-09

Census learning centre: Geographic products, 2021 Census of Population

Conceptual video: 98200003 - 2021003

Description: The objective of this video is to present the various geographic products and services available to users. It will guide users through reference documents, attribute information products (such as correspondence files) and spatial information products, which can be found on the census website.

Release type: Training

2022-02-09

Census learning centre: Census geographic visualization tools, 2021 Census of Population

Conceptual video: 98200003 - 2021004

Description: The objective of this video is to help users at all levels quickly understand key information derived from data with the help of powerful and dynamic tools like GeoSuite, GeoSearch and the Census Program Data Viewer.

Release type: Training

2022-02-18

Canada tops G7 growth despite COVID, American Sign Language

The Daily

Description: This American Sign Language video includes highlights from the first release of the 2021 Census of Population included in The Daily.

Release type: Analytical product

2022-03-30

Age, Sex at Birth and Gender Reference Guide, Census of Population, 2021

Guide: 98-500-X2021014

Description: This reference guide provides information to help users effectively use and interpret age, sex at birth and gender data from the 2021 Census.

Release type: Reference material

2022-03-30

Type of Dwelling Reference Guide, Census of Population, 2021

Guide: 98-500-X2021001

Description: This reference guide provides information to help users effectively use and interpret type of dwelling data from the 2021 Census.

Release type: Reference material

2022-03-30

Income Reference Guide, Census of Population, 2021

Guide: 98-500-X2021004

Description: This reference guide provides information to help users effectively use and interpret income data from the 2021 Census.

Release type: Reference material

2022-03-30

Families, Households and Marital Status Reference Guide, Census of Population, 2021

Guide: 98-500-X2021002

Description: This reference guide provides information to help users effectively use and interpret family, household and marital status data from the 2021 Census.

Release type: Reference material

2022-03-30

Indigenous Peoples Reference Guide, Census of Population, 2021

Guide: 98-500-X2021009

Description: This reference guide provides information to help users effectively use and interpret Indigenous peoples data from the 2021 Census. The title of this product for the 2021 Census was renamed from ‘Aboriginal Peoples Reference Guide’ to ‘Indigenous Peoples Reference Guide’ to reflect a change in terminology in the Census of Population. The term “Indigenous” replaced “Aboriginal” when referring to the collective term for people who identify as First Nations, Métis or Inuit. Its usage aligns with the Government of Canada and is coherent with standard terminology used in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

Release type: Reference material

2022-03-30

Housing Characteristics Reference Guide, Census of Population, 2021

Guide: 98-500-X2021005

Description: This reference guide provides information to help users effectively use and interpret housing characteristics data from the 2021 Census.

Release type: Reference material

2022-03-30

Ethnic or Cultural Origin Reference Guide, Census of Population, 2021

Guide: 98-500-X2021008

Description: This reference guide provides information to help users effectively use and interpret ethnic or cultural origin data from the 2021 Census.

Release type: Reference material

2022-03-30

Visible Minority and Population Group Reference Guide, Census of Population, 2021

Guide: 98-500-X2021006

Description: This reference guide provides information to help users effectively use and interpret visible minority and population group data from the 2021 Census.

Release type: Reference material

2022-03-30

Place of Birth, Generation Status, Citizenship and Immigration Reference Guide, Census of Population, 2021

Guide: 98-500-X2021007

Description: This reference guide provides information to help users effectively use and interpret place of birth, generation status, citizenship and immigration data from the 2021 Census.

Release type: Reference material

2022-03-30

Mobility and Migration Reference Guide, Census of Population, 2021

Guide: 98-500-X2021010

Description: This reference guide provides information to help users effectively use and interpret mobility and migration data from the 2021 Census.

Release type: Reference material

2022-03-30

Religion Reference Guide, Census of Population, 2021

Guide: 98-500-X2021016

Description: This reference guide provides information to help users effectively use and interpret religion data from the 2021 Census.

Release type: Reference material

2022-03-30

Education Reference Guide, Census of Population, 2021

Guide: 98-500-X2021013

Description: This reference guide provides information to help users effectively use and interpret education data from the 2021 Census.

Release type: Reference material

2022-03-30

Commuting Reference Guide, Census of Population, 2021

Guide: 98-500-X2021011

Description: This reference guide provides information to help users effectively use and interpret commuting data from the 2021 Census.

Release type: Reference material

2022-03-30

Labour Reference Guide, Census of Population, 2021

Guide: 98-500-X2021012

Description: This reference guide provides information to help users effectively use and interpret labour data from the 2021 Census.

Release type: Reference material

2022-03-30

Languages Reference Guide, Census of Population, 2021

Guide: 98-500-X2021003

Description: This reference guide provides information to help users effectively use and interpret language data from the 2021 Census.

Release type: Reference material

2022-03-30

Balancing the Protection of Confidentiality with the Needs for Disaggregated Census Data, Census of Population, 2021

Data quality and confidentiality: 98-26-0005-2021001

Description: This report helps users understand how we balance protecting confidentiality and meeting needs for data. It provides information at a high level for major variables such as those related to gender, Indigenous peoples, visible minority, ethnocultural diversity, instruction in the official minority language and religious groups.

Release type: Reference material

2022-03-30

Percentage of the population in poverty in 2015, for the census metropolitan areas, by 2016 census tract

Map: 92-173-X2016002

Description: These maps show the population in poverty in 2015 based on the Market Basket Measure (2018-base), in percentage, for the census metropolitan areas, by 2016 census tract.

Release type: Geography product

2022-04-06

Filling the gaps: Information on gender in the 2021 Census

Supporting documentation: 98-20-0001-2021001

Description: This fact sheet provides the context for the addition of the gender question on the 2021 Census, as well as the definitions related to gender and sex at birth. It also explains what gender-related information will be available in the April 27th, 2022 Census release.

Release type: Reference material

2022-04-06

Census learning centre: 2021 Census: Sex at birth and gender – the whole picture

Conceptual video

Description: This video presents information on the new gender question in the 2021 Census and the added precision of ‘at birth’ to the sex question. It highlights the importance of these modifications for greater data inclusivity and the benefits for all individuals in Canada.

Release type: Training

2022-04-27

Census Profile, 2021: Age, sex at birth and gender and Type of dwelling

Profile of a community or region: 98-316-X2021001

Description: This profile presents information from the 2021 Census of Population for various levels of geography, including provinces and territories, census metropolitan areas, communities and census tracts.

Release type: Data product

2022-04-27

Data tables: Age, sex at birth and gender

Table

Description: This series of cross-tabulations presents a portrait of Canada. It ranges in complexity and is available for various levels of geography.

Release type: Data product

2022-04-27

Data tables: Type of Dwelling

Table

Description: This series of cross-tabulations presents a portrait of Canada. It ranges in complexity and is available for various levels of geography.

Release type: Data product

2022-04-27

Focus on Geography Series: Age, sex at birth and gender and Type of dwelling

Profile of a community or region: 98-404-X2021001

Description: Focusing on a selected geographic area, this product presents data highlights, through text, tables and figures, for each of the major releases of the 2021 Census.

Release type: Data product

2022-04-27

Age Pyramids

Data visualization: 98-504-X2021001

Description: Age pyramids are dynamic applications that allow users to see the evolution of the age structure of the Canadian population over a given time period and for selected geographies.

Release type: Data product

2022-04-27

Census Program Data Viewer: Age, sex at birth and gender and Type of dwelling

Interactive dashboard: 98-507-X2021001

Description: The Census Program Data Viewer (CPDV) is a web-based data visualization tool that makes statistical information more interpretable by presenting key indicators in a statistical dashboard. Users can click and zoom in on a map of Canada or the user can search by place name or postal codeOM. The CPDV displays the appropriate thematic map showing boundaries and other features. Results can be exported (CSV or XLSX) or, the user can share their customized dashboard by a link.

Release type: Data product

2022-04-27

Thematic maps: Age

Thematic map: 92-173-X2021001

Description: A thematic map shows the spatial distribution of one or more specific census data themes for standard geographic areas. The map may be qualitative in nature (e.g., predominant mother tongue) or quantitative (e.g., percentage population change).

Release type: Data product

2022-04-27

Key Indicators: Type of dwelling

Key indicators

Description: The key indicators provide a quick snapshot of census data highlights by topic.

Release type: Data product

2022-04-27

Key Indicators: Age

Key indicators

Description: The key indicators provide a quick snapshot of census data highlights by topic.

Release type: Data product

2022-04-27

A generational portrait of Canada's aging population from the 2021 Census

Census in Brief: 98-200-X2021003

Description: This Census in Brief article examines recent trends in the age structure of the Canadian population in 2021 from the angle of generations. It provides some insights on the size and growth of the different generations. This article also provides information on the distribution of generations by provinces and territories, census metropolitan areas, and downtown areas.

Release type: Analytical product

2022-04-27

A portrait of Canada's growing population aged 85 and older from the 2021 Census

Census in Brief: 98-200-X2021004

Description: This Census in Brief article examines recent trends for the population aged 85 and over in 2021. It provides some insights on the size and growth of this group, as well as on those of centenarians. This article also provides information on the population aged 85 and over living in collective dwellings geared towards seniors.

Release type: Analytical product

2022-04-27

In the midst of high job vacancies and historically low unemployment, Canada faces record retirements from an aging labour force: number of seniors aged 65 and older grows six times faster than children 0-14

The Daily

Description: The working age population (15 to 64 years) has never been older. More than one in five individuals in this population is close to retirement (55 to 64 years), an all-time high in the history of Canadian censuses. From 2016 to 2021, the number of persons aged 65 or older rose 18% to 7.0 million. Today, they represent nearly one in five Canadians (19.0%), up from 16.9% in 2016.

Release type: Analytical product

2022-04-27

Canada is the first country to provide census data on transgender and non-binary people

The Daily

Description: The 2021 Census includes for the first time a question on gender and the addition of the “at birth” precision to the sex question, making Canada the first country to collect and disseminate data on gender diversity from a national census. Approximately 1 out of every 300 people in Canada aged 15 and older in May 2021 were either transgender or non-binary.

Release type: Analytical product

2022-04-27

Age, Sex at Birth and Gender Reference Guide, Census of Population, 2021

Guide: 98-500-X2021014

Description: This reference guide provides information to help users effectively use and interpret age, sex at birth and gender data from the 2021 Census.

Release type: Reference material

2022-04-27

Dictionary, Census of Population, 2021

Dictionary: 98-301-X2021001

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.

Release type: Reference material

2022-04-27

Guide to the Census of Population, 2021

Guide: 98-304-X2021001

Description: This reference document provides an overview of the Census of Population content determination, collection, processing, data quality assessment and data dissemination.

Release type: Reference material

2022-04-27

Type of Dwelling Reference Guide, Census of Population, 2021

Guide: 98-500-X2021001

Description: This reference guide provides information to help users effectively use and interpret type of dwelling data from the 2021 Census.

Release type: Reference material

2022-04-27

2021 Census data quality indicators

Data quality and confidentiality

Description: To enable users to conduct a detailed evaluation of the data quality and to determine the relevance of the data to their needs, quality indicators accompany the 2021 Census of Population data outputs. The purpose of the data quality indicators is to present the risk of known and measurable potential errors at the time of dissemination.

Release type: Reference material

2022-04-27

Geographic areas not released, 2021 Census of Population

Data quality and confidentiality

Description: In order to ensure non-disclosure of individual respondent identity and characteristics and to limit the dissemination of data of unacceptable quality, some 2021 Census geographic areas are suppressed or removed from data and analytical products.

Release type: Reference material

2022-04-27

2021 Census gender note

Supporting documentation

Description: An explanation of gender concepts used in 2021 Census of Population data products.

Release type: Reference material

2022-04-27

Census learning centre: Age, 2021 Census of Population

Conceptual video: 98200003-X2021008

Description: The objective of this video is to provide an overview of a key indicator of the most basic demographic characteristics of the population – Age. This video explains the main concepts relating to age, the quantitative and qualitative aspect of the age variable and how age is used by the public and private sector to assess and meet social and business needs.

Release type: Training

2022-04-27

Census learning centre: Census dwellings, 2021 Census of Population

Conceptual video: 98200003-X2021006

Description: This video will provide viewers with a basic understanding of the differences between a private dwelling and a collective dwelling, the classification of private dwellings into regular and marginal dwellings and the classification of collective dwellings into institutional and non-institutional collective dwellings. Viewers will also learn about the method of enumeration of these dwellings.

Release type: Training

2022-04-27

Census learning centre: Types of dwellings, 2021 Census of Population

Conceptual video: 98200003-X2021007

Description: The census counts dwellings to associate people with a spatial unit and to publish counts of the dwellings themselves, along with information about dwelling characteristics. This video provides information about the different variables associated with dwellings such as Structural types of dwellings, Dwelling condition, Condominium status, Period of construction, Rooms and Bedrooms in a dwelling.

Release type: Training

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