Wednesday, February 8, 2017

FEBRUARY 8, 2017 RELEASE: 2016 Census population and dwelling counts

FEBRUARY 8, 2017 RELEASE: 2016 Census population and dwelling counts
The 2016 Census Dissemination Project is pleased to announce the official release of the 2016 Census population and dwelling counts.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017, 8:30 a.m. (Ottawa time), sees the official release, via the Internet, of the first data from the 2016 Census, covering the population and dwelling counts. This release presents the population counts, counts for total private dwellings and counts for private dwellings occupied by usual residents. The levels of geography vary amongst the expansive list of products being released. Coverage ranges from Canada, provinces and territories down to the dissemination block. Information is also available for land area, population density; population rank and population percentage change from 2011.

These data can be accessed through:
The Daily. The Census Program web module. Users can click on the Census Program link within the ‘Features’ section of the Statistics Canada website home page. From the census web module, users can access release-specific information through the rotating ‘spotlight’ or directly from the variety of release-related and/or product specific links.

Information within the census web module is organized into broad categories, as follows:

Topics offers links to the comprehensive suite of 2016 Census standard products associated with each of the 2016 Census releases, beginning with the population and dwelling counts.

Information and services
Data products offer population and dwelling counts for a wide range of standard geographic areas, available either in the Census Profile, Highlight tables, or in the Focus on Geography Series. This page also presents links to data products to be released later in the census release cycle along with access to historical census information, and release-related features.

Analytical products offer links to two Census in Brief articles (Municipalities in Canada with the largest and fastest-growing populations between 2011 and 2016 and Municipalities in Canada with population decreases between 2011 and 2016). This page also presents links to the population and dwelling count thematic maps, an infographic (Population growth in Canada), two videos (150 years of population growth in Canada and 150 years of urbanization in Canada) and release-related features.

Reference materials cover various aspects of the census and are intended to support the use of census data. Specifically, reference products include: Census Dictionary, Guide to the Census of Population and the Release and Concepts Overview. This page also presents links to other key reference material and supporting information along with release-related features.

Geography offers links to the 2016 Census geography products: Maps (GeoSearch, thematic maps, reference maps); Reference documents (Geography Catalogue, Reference guides, Interim List of Changes to Municipal Boundaries, Status and Names, Working papers); Spatial information products (Road network files, Boundary files) and Attribute information products (GeoSuite – downloadable version and the NEW web version, Geographic Attribute File, Correspondence files).

Video centre contains the latest videos from the 2016 Census population and dwelling count release plus a link to previously released census videos.

Link to information on custom services.

The 2016 Census web module home page also promotes/presents:
Direct access to the 2016 Census Profile
Links to the Census of Agriculture and the Census datasets application
Key population and dwelling count indicators for Canada, provinces and territories
Related links: previous censuses; census consultation; accessing my census information.