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2021-12-21

Balancing the Protection of Confidentiality with the Needs for Disaggregated Census Data, Census of Population, 2021

Supporting documentation: 98-26-0005-2021001

Description: This report helps users understand how we balance protecting confidentiality and meeting needs for data. It provides information at a high level for major variables such as those related to gender, Indigenous peoples, visible minority, ethnocultural diversity, instruction in the official minority language and religious groups.

Release type: Reference material

2022-02-09

Census Profile, 2021: Population and dwelling counts

Profile of a community or region: 98-316-X2021001

Description: This profile presents information from the 2021 Census of Population for various levels of geography, including provinces and territories, census metropolitan areas, communities and census tracts.

Release type: Data product

2022-02-09

Census Program Data Viewer: Population and dwelling counts

Data visualization: 98-507-X2021001

Description: The Census Program Data Viewer (CPDV) is a web-based data visualization tool that makes statistical information more interpretable by presenting key indicators in a statistical dashboard. Users can click and zoom in on a map of Canada or the user can search by place name or postal codeOM. The CPDV displays the appropriate thematic map showing boundaries and other features. Results can be exported (CSV or XLSX) or, the user can share their customized dashboard by a link.

Release type: Data product

2022-02-09

Data tables: Population and dwelling counts

Table

Description: This series of cross-tabulations presents a portrait of Canada based on the various census topics. It ranges in complexity and is available for various levels of geography.

Release type: Data product

2022-02-09

Focus on Geography Series: Population and dwelling counts

Data visualization: 98-404-X2021001

Description: Focusing on a selected geographic area, this product presents data highlights, through text, tables and figures, for each of the major releases of the 2021 Census.

Release type: Data product

2022-02-09

Highlight tables: Population and dwelling counts

Table: 98-402-X2021001

Description: These tables provide population and dwelling counts established by the 2021 Census of Population.

Release type: Data product

2022-02-09

Thematic maps: Population

Data visualization

Description: A thematic map shows the spatial distribution of one or more specific census data themes for standard geographic areas. The map may be qualitative in nature (e.g., predominant mother tongue) or quantitative (e.g., percentage population change).

Release type: Data product

2022-02-09

The Daily : Population and dwelling counts

The Daily

Description: The Daily is Statistics Canada's official release bulletin, the Agency's first line of communication with the media and the public. All of the major census releases are announced via The Daily.

Release type: Analytical product

2022-02-09

Census in Brief: Population and dwelling counts

Census in Brief: 98-200-X

Description: These short analytical articles provide analysis on specific topics of interest related to the Canadian population.

Release type: Analytical product

2022-02-09

Dictionary, Census of Population, 2021

Dictionary: 98-301-X2021001

Description: The Census Dictionary is a reference document which contains detailed definitions of Census of Population concepts, variables, and geographic terms, as well as historical information.

Release type: Reference material

2022-02-09

Guide to the Census of Population, 2021

Guide: 98-304-X2021001

Description: This reference document provides an overview of the Census of Population content determination, collection, processing, data quality assessment and data dissemination.

Release type: Reference material

2022-02-09

Release of personal data after 92 years

Supporting documentation

Description: The consent question used in the 2021 Census provides each person with the opportunity to make an informed decision about what happens to his or her personal census information in 92 years.

Release type: Reference material

2022-02-09

Boundary files, 2021 Census, Second edition

Spatial information product: 92-160-X2021001

Description: Cartographic boundary files portray the geographic areas using only the major land mass of Canada and its coastal islands. Digital boundary files portray the full extent of the geographic areas, including the coastal water area.

Release type: Geography product

2022-02-09

Geographic Attribute File (GAF), 2021 Census

Attribute information products: 92-151-X

Description: Contains geographic data at the dissemination block level. The file includes population and dwelling counts, land area, geographic codes, names, unique identifiers and, where applicable, types.

Release type: Geography product

2022-02-09

Geography Catalogue, 2021 Census

Reference document: 92-196-X

Description: Contains information found in the Statistics Canada Online Catalogue. In addition, it provides highlights of what is new about geographic products, illustration of several products, a glossary of geographic terms, a geographic hierarchy diagram and a table showing the number of geographic areas by province and territory.

Release type: Geography product

2022-02-09

GeoSearch: Population and dwelling counts

Map: 92-142-X

Description: An interactive mapping application that makes it easy to find many places in Canada, see them on a map, and get basic geographic and demographic data for those places.

Release type: Geography product

2022-02-09

GeoSuite: Population and dwelling counts

Attribute information products

Description: A powerful search tool based on census standard geographic areas. Users may retrieve and query data, explore the links between geographic areas, obtain information on those areas and output data in tabular format.

Release type: Geography product

2022-02-09

Illustrated Glossary, 2021 Census

Reference document: 92-195-X

Description: A tool that helps users take advantage of census statistical data by providing an understanding of terms related to geographic concepts.

Release type: Geography product

2022-02-09

Reference Maps, 2021 Census

Map

Description: Reference maps illustrate the location of the census standard geographic areas for which census statistical data are tabulated and disseminated.

Release type: Geography product

2022-02-09

Standard Geographical Classification (SGC) 2021 Volume I. The Classification

Reference document: 12-571-X

Description: The 2021 standard classification version of the SGC provides standard names and codes for the geographical regions of Canada, provinces and territories, census divisions (counties, regional municipalities) and census subdivisions (municipalities).

Release type: Geography product

2022-02-09

Standard Geographical Classification (SGC) 2021 Volume II. Reference Maps

Map: 12-572-X

Description: Volume II contains reference maps showing boundaries, names, codes and locations of the geographic areas in the 2021 standard geographical classification.

Release type: Geography product

2022-02-09

Infobytes: Population and dwelling counts

Infobyte

Description: Infobytes present a definition or description of key information derived from census data on a variety of topics.

Release type: Data visualization

2022-02-09

Ranking of the 10 most populated municipalities, 1901 to 2021

Interactive chart

Description: The interactive ribbon chart is a data visualization product that shows the evolution of most populated municipalities over time. It depicts the top 10 municipalities (also called census subdivisions, or CSDs) ranked by population for each census year.

Release type: Data visualization

2022-02-09

2021 Census key indicators: Population and dwelling counts

Key indicators

Description: The key indicators provide a quick snapshot of census data highlights by topic, and include bar charts and tables.

Release type: Key indicators

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