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Your Guide to Data Sources on Census Program Topics

This guide offers details on Statistics Canada's socioeconomic data sources related to 2011 Census Program topics, including administrative data sources, cross-sectional surveys, longitudinal data sources and postcensal surveys. For each Census Program topic, the guide identifies major, secondary and limited data sources. Additional information, such as subtopics, sample size, frequency, lowest level of geography and types of products and services, are provided for all major data sources.


The term 'Census Program' is used to refer in a general way to the Census of Population and, if applicable, any accompanying survey conducted at the time of the census, such as the 2011 National Household Survey.

There are three ways to access the information. The first is through the list of 13 Census Program topics. The second is by type of survey. The third is by using the A to Z survey list.

To view data tables, you may access summary tables which provide an overview of statistical information on Canada's people, economy and governments. Additional information is also available in CANSIM, your online resource for socioeconomic statistics. For more information or to request a customized service, please contact us.

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