Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Population density per square kilometre for 2001, 1996 at CT level


Does anyone know if Population density per square kilometre was produced and disseminated at the CT-level for 2001 and 1996 censuses? I’m finding 2006 and 2011 but not for these two earlier censuses in the Pop and Dwelling Counts files.


Subject matter has provided us with the following response:
“Population density is the number of persons per square kilometre. The calculation for population density is total population divided by land area. Land area is the area in square kilometres of the land-based portions of standard geographic areas. Land area data are unofficial and are provided for the sole purpose of calculating population density.

Land areas can be found here:





Friday, December 11, 2015

Longitudinal Immigration Database


The IMDB used to be available via the Metropolis project but since it's wound down, access is no longer available. Can someone confirm the database is available via the RDCs?


IMDB is not available in the RDCs. The Permanent Resident Landing File has just been added to our data collection. It is in a pilot phase but proposals to access the data can still be submitted.

Accessing the CIHI Continuing Care Reporting System (CCRS) Database 2014-15

The tables for the following surveys are available. Do you know if it is possible to get PUMFs for 
CCRS Profile of Residents in Continuing Care Facilities 2014-15 (and other years).Residential Long-Term Care Financial Data Tables report (most recent online available is 2013).


We have received a reply back from CIHI regarding this request, and they have sent us the following link: https://www.cihi.ca/en/data-and-standards/access-data#_3. CCRS data (aggregate or record level) can be accessed through the data request process.

Availability of print data in CANSIM


A researcher has come across a print publication

National income and expenditure accounts annual estimates 1926-1986
(cat. no. 13-531, I think) that has data on three 5.25" diskettes. I found a series on Historical Statistics of Canada that covers 1926-1976, but we're not sure if it is the same data as on the diskettes. CANSIM I matrix numbers are given, but the concordance to CANSIM II tables numbers does not include all of them. I am looking for CANSIM I matrices in the range 06627-06700; the concordance only has

06661 - 06669

so I have the corresponding CANSIM table numbers, but even they are not complete. For example, Table 1 in the print version has data from 1926-1986, but the corresponding CANSIM table 3800039 only contains data to 1960.

Any ideas on where to find the rest of the data, should I not find a functioning diskette drive?


In regards to your question regarding the CANSIM tables, we have received the following response from subject matter:
Most of the tables from the 1926-1986 edition of the 13-531 print publication are available on CANSIM through tables 380-0039 to 380-0055 and tables with a 380-05 prefix (eg., 380-0515 corresponds to table 4 of that pub:Relation between gross domestic product (GDP) at market prices, gross national product (GNP) at market prices, net national income at factor cost and gross domestic product at factor cost).
Hopefully this answers your question, and please let me know if you require anything further.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Place of work location data


I'm looking for the place of work location data for Calgary, 1971 – 2006 at the DA or CT level.


If you are looking for place of work flows that show where the respondents live and then travel to for work then we do have tables such as these but only down to the CSD level of geography (lower levels of geography can be ordered custom):
Commuting Flow Census Subdivisions: Sex (3) for the Employed Labour Force 15 Years and Over Having a Usual Place of Work of Census Subdivisions, Flows Greater than or Equal to 20, 2006 Census - 20% Sample Data

If you are looking for basic place of work data then we do have these CT profiles:
Profile of Labour Market Activity, Industry, Occupation, Education, Language of Work, Place of Work and Mode of Transportation for Census Metropolitan Areas, Tracted Census Agglomerations and Census Tracts, 2006 Census

We do not have any standard product with DA level data. This data would only be available custom through the regions.