Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Kitimat CA / CSD


I am a little baffled about something that's probably obvious. I just printed off two DAuid lists from GeoSuite: one for the CSD of Kitimat (the DM) and one for the Kitimat CA . I got the same list of 15 DAuids for both. I thought this was kind of strange, so I brought up the 2006 Community Profiles for each of these areas. The land area and population is exactly the same for both. GeoSuite confirmed this. Somehow I would have thought that the CSD would be a smaller area than the CA.


This is the definition of a CA:

A census agglomeration must have an urban core population of at least 10,000. A census agglomeration (CA) is formed by one or more adjacent municipalities centred on a large urban area (known as the urban core). A CA must have an urban core population of at least 10,000. To be included in the CMA or CA, other adjacent municipalities must have a high degree of integration with the central urban area, as measured by commuting flows derived from census place of work data.

It not often, but it happens that a CA is one equivalent to one CSD in which you find the appropriate urban core of at least 10,000 population and that the total population for that CSD is at least 10,000

For Kitimat, the CA is based on the population of the previous census, that is 2001, and the population was 10,285 with an urban core of at least 10,000. It may not be a CA in 2011 since the population is now below 10,000, thus the urban core is now lower than the treshold of 10,000 people.

And yes, the CA is equal to the CSD in this case and beware that it may not be a CA when Geography Division do their revision for the 2011 Census.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Updated Products - PEA (Provincial Economic Accounts)

Provincial Economic Accounts (PEA)

The following files have been added:

13-001 - National Income and Expenditure Accounts - Quarterly Estimates -Third Quarter 2007

13-014 - Financial Flow Accounts - Quarterly Estimates -Third Quarter 2007

13-214 - National Balance Sheet Accounts, Quarterly Estimates - Third Quarter 2007

13f0016 - Estimates of Labour Income - Monthly Estimates - September 2007

FTP: /ftp/dli/pea

Census Tract Crime Statistics


I have a researcher looking for any available crime data for a census tract in Prince George (actually, he's looking for the data for a neighbourhood, but this Census Tract comes pretty close to covering it). I don't think we have access to anything at that geography, but I thought I'd better check to be sure. If not, are custom tabulations possible?


I checked with the Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics and census tract level crime data isn't available. The lowest geographical area for which they can provide crime data is the police service level. They told me that Prince George has 2 respondents, an RCMP Municipal Force (59710 respondent code) and a RCMP Rural Detachment (59831 respondent code). Both of these forces send them crime data for their respective jurisdictions (areas of responsibility).

We have this data in the DLI collection the Crime Statistics "All Police services, 1977-2006" ( file
You can open the file and search for Prince George or the respondent code.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

First Nations Reserves in Ontario


A faculty member here needs a list of all the reserves in Ontario with their population figures. I thought I had seen this somewhere once, but now I can't locate it anywhere. If it exists, I'd like to know where; if not, how can I generate one?


Applicable information can be found in the First Nations profiles, at
and the 2001 Census Aboriginal Population Profiles available at

Updated Products - NPHS / HES

National Population Health Survey (NPHS) Cycle 6, 2004-2005 - Synthetic Files

The National Population Health Survey was designed to collect information on the health of the Canadian population and related socio-demographic information.

It is important to note that these synthethic files do not contain real data and should never be used for analytical purposes. Their only purpose is to assist users to develop and test the computer programs that are to be submitted by remote job submission.

FTP: /ftp/dli/nphs/Synthetic_Files-Dummy_files


Households and the Environment Survey -- 2006 PUMF

The Household Environment Survey (HES) measures the environmental practices and behaviours of Canadian households that relate to the condition of our air, water and soils. The survey was also design to collect data to develop and improve three key environmental indicators: air quality, water quality and greenhouse gas emissions.

FTP: /ftp/dli/hes/2006

Number of Mothers in Canada


A simple question -- how many women in Canada are mothers -- is proving surprisingly difficult to answer. The census doesn't ask the question anymore, and I can't find it anywhere else. What, if anything, am I missing?


Take a look at Cansim Table Table 102-4508 Mothers, all ages.

Hazelnut Production Figures for British Columbia


I am trying to find time series hazelnut/filbert production figures for B.C. Could any of you agriculture statistics gurus out there please point me in the right direction. I thought I might have luck in CANSIM, but nothing so far.


I can't find a time series either, but there is a series of annual reports from the B.C. Ministry of Agriculture and Lands on this page:

Check out Annual B.C. Horticultural Statistics for 2004. Further down the page you can find Selected Fruit and Vegetable Statistics - Berry and Nut Statistics. These tables cover 1991-2003. If a time series database exists I failed to find it.

The Agriculture Division has also indicated that data back to 1977 is available through the Query function in Canada Foods Stats
Click on View and follow the instructions.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Occupational Surveillance in Canada: Cause-specific Mortality Among Workers, 1965-1991

Occupational Surveillance in Canada: Cause-specific Mortality Among Workers, 1965-1991

This CD-ROM is the first Canada-wide publication of occupational mortality risks produced in Canada. A previous publication for the province of British Columbia (Occupational mortality in British Columbia 1950-1978) was published in 1986 as Statistics Canada catalogue no. 84-544 (ISBN 0-660-59382-32872-X).

This publication helps identify occupational groups across Canada with excessive mortality due to specific causes. It also provides a Canadian monitoring system to detect previously unsuspected associations between, for example, cancer and occupation and provide a powerful tool for both generating and testing hypotheses.

The publication gives the results of a longitudinal follow-up of the 10% Canadian Occupational Cohort, a sample of 700,000 individuals, both
women and men, in the Canadian workforce during the period 1965-71, linked to the Canadian Mortality Data Base (CMDB) for 1965-1991.

This publication is likely to be of interest to the medical and research community, workers' compensation and safety boards, ministries of health and labour, regulatory agencies and the general public.

FTP: /dli/osc