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2006 Census

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For media: Slide presentations highlighting major findings

Designed to give journalists a more in-depth view of the 2006 Census releases, these presentations highlight census findings using short bullet-style analyses, graphs, tables and maps.

2006 Census home page

Every five years, the census provides a statistical portrait of Canada and its people. The most recent Census of Population was on May 16, 2006.

2006 Census of Agriculture home page

The Census of Agriculture is conducted every five years at the same time as the Census of Population. It provides a profile of Canadian agricultural operations, including information on number of farms, crops, land use, land management practices, livestock and poultry, farm machinery, operating expenses and gross farm receipts. The Census of Agriculture also profiles farm operators based on various characteristics.

Links to highlights, data, boundary files, analyses, reference maps and other information are available in the menu on the left hand side of the Census of Agriculture home page.

Aboriginal Population Profile, 2006 Census

The Aboriginal Population Profile is the presentation of various 2006 data for the Aboriginal identity population in Canadian communities.

Federal Electoral District (FED) Profile, 2006 Census

This profile contains information from the 2006 Census for federal electoral districts. A federal electoral district is an area represented by a member of the House of Commons.

2006 Community profiles

These profiles provide community-level information from the 2006 Census of Population for Census agglomerations (CA) and Census metropolitan areas (CMA).

Census tract profiles, 2006 Census

These profiles provide community-level information from the 2006 Census of Population for census tracts (CT). A census tract is a small, relatively stable geographic area that usually has a population of 2,500 to 8,000.

Census Trends, 2006 Census

This product presents a series of summary data trends spanning three censuses: 2006, 2001 and 1996.

Data products

These products contain statistical information about each characteristic of the population, households, dwellings and families as measured in the census.

2006 Census Dictionary

The 2006 Census Dictionary provides detailed information on every aspect of the Census of Population and Census of Agriculture along with an overview of each phase of the census, from content determination to data dissemination.

Release topics

The 2006 Census offers a wide range of data tabulations that paint a portrait of Canada based on various topics, that is, on groups of variables for related subjects, including:

  • Aboriginal peoples
  • Age and sex
  • Education (including educational attainment)
  • Ethnic origin and visible minorities
  • Families and households
  • Housing and shelter costs
  • Immigration and citizenship
  • Income and earnings
  • Labour (including labour market activity, industry and occupation)
  • Language (including language of work)
  • Marital status (including common-law status)
  • Mobility and migration
  • Place of work and commuting to work (including mode of transportation)
  • Population and dwelling counts

Analysis series

This series includes a number of comprehensive articles that provide an analytical perspective on 2006 Census topics.

Your guide to data sources on Census-related topics

This online guide gives lists of surveys and data sources available at Statistics Canada. Used to obtain information on a variety of subjects, including census-related topics, these surveys and data sources complement the existing information obtained through the census.

Reference material

Reference materials are designed to help users make the most of census data. They cover various aspects of the census and are intended to support the use of census data.

Geography products and maps

Census geography covers a wide range of geographic areas—from provinces and territories down to city blocks. These geographic areas have boundaries, names, and other information that make it possible to locate them on the ground and to relate census data to them.

2006 Census consultation

For more information, contact Media Relations.