Friday, November 25, 2016

Geography for Disability Data


A faculty member here is interested in mapping disability information for southern Ontario (ideally, the GTA). What's the smallest level of geography they can hope for? The metadata for the Canadian Survey on Disability is not available, so I can't check there; the mater file for CCHS lists 2006 DA as a data element, but I can't tell if that applies to every other variable.


"It would have to be clarified, depending on which variables the client wants, it may be possible. If they want overall disability rate is it possible to cover the GTA, that should be fine. The issue is always the size of the sample specific to your level of geography and data attributes as well as how many cross tabulations you are doing."