Canada

Statistics Canada
Canadian statistics, reports and analysis on a wide range of topics. For help please see Statistics Canada’s Finding and Using Statistics guide. Public access.

2016 Census @ Statistics Canada
The 2016 Census Program website provides detailed demographic and socioeconomic data. Community Profiles provide data with a detailed level of geography. Data Tables provides a detailed look at cross-tabulated variables on a number of subjects. Subjects covered by the census include population, housing, family structure, aboriginal peoples, language, education, place of birth, ethnic origin, visible minorities, religion, immigration and citizenship, income and earnings, housing, shelter costs, labour, mobility and migration, and place of work and commuting. Public access.

Previous Census Program Websites

The Canadian Census is conducted every 5 years. Access Community Profiles and Data Tables from the 1996, 2001, 2006 and 2011 Censuses. Public access.

Canadian Census Analzer @ CHASS

*** Please note that the Canadian Census Analyzer @ CHASS is having access issues.  If you are experiencing problems accessing CHASS, please contact librdata@ryerson.ca ***

1961 – 2011 Census Profile Tables with Census geography for Canada, provinces/territories, federal electoral districts, census divisions, census subdivisions, census tracts and dissemination areas. Ryerson faculty, staff and students only.

2011 National Household Survey

The 2011 NHS replaced the 2006 long-form census. Releases of the NHS will include statistics on aboriginal peoples, language, education, place of birth, ethnic origin, visible minorities, religion, immigration and citizenship, income and earnings, housing, shelter costs, labour, mobility and migration, and place of work and commuting.

Data (CANSIM tables have been re-branded as Data Tables)
Statistics Canada data from selected data from Census and socioeconomic surveys that can be displayed in simple tables or maps. For more information on how to use Statistics Canada Data Tables (formerly CANSIM) please see how to use Data Tables Video. Public access.

CANSIM @ CHASS
The most detailed statistical source for Canadian social and economic data. Same data as CANSIM above with some additional options for subsetting and visualizing data. Ryerson faculty, staff and students only.

Canada Year Book
Statistical overview of Canada with tables, charts and analytical articles from 1867 – 2011. Public access.

Historical Statistics of Canada
Canadian social, economic statistics from 1867 to the 1970s. Public access.

Censuses of Canada – 1665-1871

Censuses of Canada contain 343 tables on the social and economic conditions in Canada from the earliest settlements to 1871. Requires Beyond 2020 software to view which can be downloaded here.