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Custom services

Data

Overview

Note: Further information can be accessed through Custom services, 2021 Census: Data services.

Custom tabulations

Custom tabulations are available from the 100% short-form databases for census years 1971 to 2021, and from the census long-form sample databases for reference years 1971 to 2021. Custom tabulations from the National Household Survey (NHS) are available for 2011.

They are produced to meet the needs of individual users, according to their exact requirements in terms of content, geography, format and output medium. This includes the derivation of new variables and the creation of custom geographies. The flexibility of this tabulation type allows for the handling of many demanding and complex requests.

Experienced census consultants are available to advise clients on the tabulation that will best suit their needs.

Availability1: On demand.

Semi-custom profiles

Semi-custom profiles replicate a fixed profile for custom geographies. This format allows for easy comparison of characteristics between geographies.

The semi-custom profile content pertains to individuals, families, households and dwellings. Additional costs apply for the creation of custom geographies.

Semi-custom profiles are available for the 1971 Census, 1981 to 2016 censuses, 2011 NHS, and for the 2021 Census.

Availability1: On demand.

Target group profiles

Target group profiles (TGPs) replicate a fixed profile for a custom target group (such as a specific linguistic group). This format allows for easier analysis of the characteristics of a target group on its own.

In addition to the target group, the desired geography can also be customized. The content of a target group profile pertains to the universe of individuals only (no family, household or dwelling data are available).

Additional costs may apply for the creation of a target group profile and for the creation of any custom geography.

Target group profiles are available for 1991 to 2016 censuses, 2011 NHS, and for the 2021 Census.

Availability1: On demand.

Semi-custom cross-tabulations

Semi-custom cross-tabulations enable users to replicate the content of published tabulations for the geographic area(s) and output medium of their choice.

Some tabulations provide a simple overview of the country, while others consist of three or four cross-tabulated variables; and still others are of particular or analytic interest.

Semi-custom cross-tabulations are available for the 1971 Census, 1981 to 2016 censuses, 2011 NHS, and for the 2021 Census.

Availability1: On demand.

Features

Custom services: Features
Feature All custom services
Geography levels Standard or user-defined geographic areas
Format(s) Varies based on request
Cost Based on client's specifications and complexity of request.

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Geography

Overview

Note: Further information can be accessed through Custom services, 2021 Census: Geography services.

Custom area creation

This service allows users to define their own geographic areas for census data tabulations. Custom geographic areas are produced from the aggregation of standard geographic areas or block faces, where available. Confidentiality constraints apply.

Availability1: Fall 2022.

Custom product creation

Service to produce non-standard geographic products that satisfy clients' individual requirements. Clients may require various custom geographic files, special data retrievals, manipulations of geographic data or combinations of data from a variety of sources. Confidentiality constraints apply.

Availability1: On demand.

Custom map creation

This service provides users with custom thematic maps, reference maps and other user-defined maps, designed and produced specifically to meet their data and/or analytical requirements.

Availability1: On demand.

Print-on-demand

A print-on-demand service is available for maps.

Availability1: On demand.

Feature comparison

Custom geography services: Feature comparison
Feature Custom area creation Custom product creation Custom map creation Print-on-demand
Geography levels User-defined geographic areas User-defined geographic areas User-defined geographic areas User-defined geographic areas
Format(s) Varies based on request Varies based on request Varies based on request Paper copy
Cost Based on client's specifications and complexity of request.

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