I am trying to find a comparative statistics for percent of household income spent on home energy (home energy is the sum of a) electricity, b) natural gas and c) other fuel for heating and cooking). The comparison I am looking for is between the Canadian household average, vs. the household average in Nunatsiavut, northern Labrador. The five communities that make up Nunatsiavut are: Nain, Hopedale, Postville, Makkovik and Rigolet.
I was able to find the desired information for Canadian household average, and Newfoundland and Labrador through consulting the Survey of Household Expenditure and CANSIM.
Would an RDC be able to provide statistics for percent of household income spent on home energy preferably with a breakdown for electricity, natural gas and other fuel for heating and cooking) for the smaller geographies? So, Nunatsiavut (and, if possible, Nain, Hopedale, Postville, Makkovik and Rigolet). Alternatively is there another way of getting these data?
We hope to have an internal database available in the RDC’s in March or April 2013. Note: Due to low sample counts, the smallest representative geography that SHS data produce, as a general guideline, is at the CMA or Economic Region level. After consulting the rules of suppression, maybe the E.R. or a combination of E.R.s containing the desired community or communities may be a possibility. Another possible solution would be a custom tabulation, which is cost recoverable.