Thursday, February 14, 2019

Ethnicity and Census

I have received what looks like a deceptively simple request. One of our researchers is looking for ethnicity and/or country of origin by CT (although he would take DA, obviously) for the 2016 census. I can’t seem to find anything on the Statcan website, and the FTP site doesn’t seem to have anything like the cumulative profiles at the DA level as from previous years. 

Answer from DLI List:
Have you tried the Canadian Census Analyzer from CHASS ( It has ethnic origin and place of birth for both CT and DA. You do have to be a subscribing institution to access it but the website says UBC is. 

Census subject matter has responded with the following:

"We only have a limited number of standard products available at these smaller geographies. This would need to be done as a custom request."