I have run into a problem checking 2006 Census stats by health regions across two different sources.
Which source should we use? For example …
Population by health region
Census Indicator Profile, 2006
table 109-0300 CANSIM
|2006 Community Profiles|
|Eastern Regional IHA-Integrated Health Authority Network|
(Newfoundland and Labrador)
|Zone 6, (Nova Scotia)||387,935||391,639|
|Region 1 (New Brunswick)||188,355||191,860|
|Region 2 (New Brunswick)||167,765||169,765|
Many thanks for any help or background information.
The total population figures in the CANSIM table are based on 20% data while the population counts in the 2006 Community Profiles are based on 100% data (notes from the products follow). I spoke with Michel and he explained that 20% data, from the long form, excludes residents of institutions and that the researcher can decide which is most appropriate for him/her in this case.