Monday, February 27, 2017

2001 Census - Immigrants from Pakistan

I’m helping someone researching the Pakistani Christian community in Toronto. Looking at the 2001 Census PUMF Individuals, I’m able to find data for Born outside Canada: Southern Asia: Other Southern Asia. Is it possible to disaggregate that category for Pakistan, specifically?

The other variables of interest are

  • Sex
  • Immigration status
  • Religion (variable RELIGRPA)

For the Toronto CMA only.


I received the following response from subject matter: “Unfortunately, there is no way to disaggregate the variable, however, the following standard table does break Place of Birth down. It is cross referenced with Immigrant Status and Period of Immigration”:,53293,55440,55496,71090&S=0&SHOWALL=0&SUB=0&Temporal=2001&THEME=43&VID=0&VNAMEE=&VNAMEF
“The PUMF would not be able to provide this information. I did take a look in CANSIM and could not find a match to their requirements, however these are not our products so they may want to contact them directly. It is possible to request a custom table via the regional office.”