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Census 2011 data release

Statistics Canada released more data today from the 2011 Census. The age and sex data reveals a shifting demographic in Canada.

For more information:

Statistics Canada The Daily: 2011 Census: Age and sex
Statistics Canada: Census release tables and products
2011 Census – Thematic maps by theme
Globe and Mail Infographic: How Canada breaks down on age and gender lines

This was the second of four releases from the 2011 Census. Population and dwelling count stats were released in February. Upcoming releases will be on families, households, marital status, structural type of dwelling and collectives (September 19, 2012) and language (October 24, 2012).

For more help with data and statistics, consult OC Library’s Data & Statistics guide.

Open and free access to Canadian statistics

Statistics Canada recently opened up their CANSIM data to public, making it freely available, under the Statistics Canada Open License Agreement. OC Library is transitioning from its subscription version of CANSIM to the publicly available database. You’ll notice that all CANSIM links in Library resources now point to the publicly available database.

Visit OC Library’s Data & Statistics guide to see how CANSIM data can support your business-related research.

In other Canadian statistical news, Statistics Canada will cancel E-STAT effective June 30, 2012. It will remain accessible until June 30, 2013.

New Data & Statistics guide

OC Library has just published a new Data & Statistics guide that will help you conduct statistical research. While the guide is multi-disciplinary, there are many topics of special interest to business researchers, including:

  • People;
  • Consumer;
  • Industry/Product;
  • Economics & Trade;
  • Tourism;
  • and more.

The new guide has been integrated into Business research guides. If you have a resource to suggest for inclusion in the guide, please contact Business Liaison Librarian, Leanna Jantzi.

Census 2011 data released

Statistics Canada released the 2011 Census population and dwelling counts today. The census numbers reveal that Canada’s population grew by 5.9% since 2006, and that Kelowna had one of the highest population growths among census metropolitan areas, with a 10.8% increase.

The population and dwelling counts is the first release of 2011 Census data and products. Statistics Canada will release Census 2011 information throughout the year.

Information on the 2011 Census population and dwelling counts has been added to OC Library’s Census of Canada 2011 and Consumer Research subject guides. The Library will continue to add new 2011 Census content to subject guides and the Library collection as they become available.

There are some interesting tools available with this census release, including a Visual Census, which “facilitates the analysis and comparison of the changing demographic and socio composition of selected geographic areas across Canada” and a mobile census profile, which offers community-level statistics formatted for your mobile device.

Other interesting 2011 Census tools, resources, and analysis include:


Your guide to the 2011 Census

Canada’s national census is now underway. Soon (if not already) your household will receive its census package.

Census data is extremely important to business research. It supplies demographic data on consumers, their income, and more.

The Library is now your information gateway to everything census related. View the Library’s guide to the 2011 census and find key links, read about the latest census news, learn tips and tricks for filling out the census, and more!

Read more here.

Consumer Research guide

For anyone conducting research on consumer behaviour and market segementation, OC Library has a new subject guide that can kick-start your research. Visit the Consumer Research guide to learn about some databases and statistical resources that can help you build a profile of your target consumer.
This guide can be used for the BUAD 345 Consumer Behaviour course, or anyother market research course.

Census debate

An OC Library guide to the 2011 Census debate is now available. Learn more about the Canadian census, the proposed changes to census data collection, and the what the proponents and opponents of the changes are saying.