Thursday, July 17, 2014

Inter-Census Municipal Profiles for Ontario for 2000, 2003 and 2010


A researcher needs Inter-Census municipal profiles for Ontario for 2000, 2003 and 2010. Specifically:“census data at the municipal level on basic variables, like population, average age, average home value, median income, home ownership etc . . .  data would be used to help understand the effects of Internet voting on the voting behaviour of municipal electors by providing important socio-demographic controls. Without this information the model will be missing a critical component that has been shown in the scholarly literature. to explain and account for motivations to take part in elections.”

Is this data available as a standard product or as a custom tab?


- At the municipal level (census subdivisions - CSD), we can offer for free a data file which includes year estimates of the population by CSD from July 1st from 2001 to 2013. Estimates of the population for CSD are also available by age, sex at a cost of $146.04. If your researcher wishes to obtain those estimates, You will have to give me his coordinates so that I can pass them on to the author division.

The Income Division explained that (in regards to the other variables: home value, median income, home ownership):

"The NHS profile <> has average home value, home ownership, median income and many other housing, shelter costs and income statistics at the CSD level. On the NHS profile landing page, users can type in the name of the municipality (option 1) or browse through the geographic hierarchy (option 2).  Once a geography is selected, users can select a topic using the “Select a view” drop-down” menu.  Here is the an example of income of individuals for Durham, ON: < cfmLang=E&Geo1=CD&Code1=3518&Data=Count&SearchText=Durham&SearchType= Begins&SearchPR=01&A1=Income%20of%20individuals&B1=All&Custom=&amp;TABID=1>