Thursday, November 18, 2010

Census Tables by Occupation


In the 2001 Census the following table was released by Census tract:

Occupation - 2001 National Occupational Classification for Statistics (60), Age Groups (10) and Sex (3) for Labour Force 15 Years and Over (20% sample data) 95F0384XCB01002.

Am I correct that NO tables that include occupation were released for 2006 at the Census Tract level? If you have a handy explanation I can pass on to the student, it would be nice. It does seem odd, as it would appear this would be a popular table.


The 2006 Census topic-based tabulations on occupation don't seem to include tables with data at the Census Tract level but labour force by sex by occupation at the Census Tract level are available in the 2006 Census complete cumulative profile:

For 2006 these data would unfortunately only be available as a custom table. If this is of interest to the student, I will refer you to an Account-Executive in our Montreal Regional Office who can give you a cost estimate for such a table.

Our census contacts have looked into why this table wasn't produced for 2006 and sent us this explanation: "There are a few reasons why this table was not reproduced for 2006. First, a cross-tabulation this size at the CT level had a lot of empty cells, so this table would have come under review from a data perspective. Also the content for the entire 2006 Census dissemination cycle was reviewed and streamlined across all topics. It was decided not to apply the standard geographic hierarchies to the basic cross-tabulations and so the CT level was not applied to all tables."

I hope that this information is helpful. If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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