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Required Software

Tableau Reader is a free software which can be used to open any of the interactive dashboards and infographics available to Community Data Program members. Tableau Reader can be downloaded for free here.

For more detailed instructions on installing and using Tableau Reader, see the Instructions section below.

If you have any questions about our dashboards, email us at information@communitydata.ca.


Dashboards

Theme Dashboards

Immigration Profile Dashboard, 2021

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The Immigration Profile Dashboard, 2021 displays a profile of the immigrant population in a selected community, using data from the 2021 Census. The dashboard provides an overview of immigration and looks at demographics, language, education, employment and income for the immigrant and recent immigrant populations.

The data in this dashboard covers all of Canada at the following levels of geography: Canada, Provinces and Territories (PR), Census Divisions (CD), Census Subdivisions (CSD), and Local Immigration Partnership (LIP) boundaries.

Click here to download this dashboard from the catalogue.

Community Recovery Dashboard - Version 4

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The Community Recovery Dashboard is a monitoring tool for medium and long term COVID-19 recovery. The dashboard uses data from sources including the 2021 Census and the Labour Force Survey, to examine the effects of the pandemic and compare them across Canadian geographies and demographic groups. Topics covered in this dashboard include place of work, commuting, income, and employment change across industries.

The dashboard allows you to view profiles of individual geographies across Canada, ranging in scale from national to neighbourhood-sized, as well as compare select indicators across geographies using interactive maps and charts.

Click here to download this dashboard from the catalogue.

Village of 100 Dashboard, 2021

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This interactive Tableau dashboard presents a selection of census indicators for a chosen geography, as if it were a village of 100 people. This is a new version of the previous Village of 100 dashboard, updated with 2021 Census data.

Click here to download this dashboard from the catalogue.

Housing Dashboard - Version 1

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The Housing Dashboard is an interactive data storytelling tool, helping users to understand and tell stories about housing in their communities. The dashboard guides users through a selection of housing indicators from sources including Statistics Canada and CMHC, offering questions and relevant information to guide interpretation of the data. There are four parts in the dashboard, with each intending to answer a different question about housing. These questions relate to the topics of housing supply and demand, housing affordability, choice in the housing market, and core housing need.

Click here to download this dashboard from the catalogue.

Community Recovery Dashboard - Version 3

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The Community Recovery Dashboard is a monitoring tool for medium and long term COVID-19 recovery. The dashboard uses data from the Census and Labour Force Survey to look at the state of geographic areas across Canada prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, in order to assess and compare their capacities for recovery from COVID-19's economic and health impacts.

The dashboard allows you to view profiles of individual geographies across Canada, ranging in scale from national to neighbourhood-sized, as well as compare select indicators across geographies using interactive maps and charts.

Click here to download this dashboard from the catalogue.

Community Decision Support Tool for Housing Issues: Demonstration Version

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The Community Decision Support Tool for Housing Issues: Demonstration Version displays data from Statistics Canada and CMHC on the subject of housing.

Click here to download this dashboard from the catalogue.


 

Visualizing CDP Datasets

Longitudinal Immigration Database ICARE Dashboard, 2012-2019

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Longitudinal Immigration Database ICARE Dashboard, 2012-2019

The Longitudinal Immigration Database ICARE Dashboard presents data from the IMDB ICARE tables T1 and T2 in a series of interactive charts. Data on immigrant taxfiler mobility and economic outcomes are compared with settlement service delivery, admission categories and world areas of birth. The dashboard includes time series showing data on immigrant taxfiler landing groups over time, and charts showing data for individual tax years.

Click here to download this dashboard from the catalogue.

Community Health Profile Dashboard

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The Community Health Profile Dashboard provides a health overview of health regions across Canada, using data from the 2017/2018 Canadian Community Health Survey, including smoking frequency, access to a regular healthcare provider, and prevalence of hearth disease. These indicators are compared across the total, immigrant, recent immigrant populations.

Click here to download this dashboard from the catalogue.

Mobility In and Out of Local Immigration Partnerships Dashboard

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The Mobility In and Out of Local Immigration Partnerships Dashboard visualizes immigrant mobility data for custom LIP geographies using the Longitudinal Immigration Database [IMDB].

This dashboard allows you to compare mobility indicators by immigration admission category, admission year (or landing year), tax year, age and gender of immigrant taxfilers

Click here to download this dashboard from the catalogue.

Liquid Assets Dashboard

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The Liquid Assets Dashboard represents the modeled estimate of 2016 mean liquid assets of economic families and persons not in economic families at the census division (CD) level which is produced by Statistics Canada. 

Two data sets were used to obtain the final estimates: the 2016 Survey of Financial Security (SFS) and the 2016 Census of Population.

Click here to download this dashboard from the catalogue.


 

Profile Dashboards, 2021

Racialized Persons Profile Dashboard, 2021

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The Racialized Persons Profile Dashboard, 2021 provides an overview of selected variables from the 2021 Census for the Indigenous and visible minority populations, at a selected geography.

This dashboard allows you to compare variables across geographies in an interactive map, and view detailed profiles of individual geographies.

Click here to download this dashboard from the catalogue.

Employment Profile Dashboard, 2021

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The Employment Profile Dashboard, 2021 provides an overview of employment indicators for a selected geography, using data from the 2021 Census.

This dashboard allows you to compare education variables across geographies in an interactive map, and view detailed profiles of individual geographies.

Click here to download this dashboard from the catalogue.

Education Profile Dashboard, 2021

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The Education Profile Dashboard, 2021 provides an overview of education indicators for a geography of your choosing, using data from the 2021 Census.

This dashboard allows you to compare education variables across geographies in an interactive map, and view detailed profiles of individual geographies.

Click here to download this dashboard from the catalogue.

Low Income Profile Dashboard, 2021

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Low Income Dashboard, 2021

Low Income Profile Dashboard, 2021 provides an overview of the low income population in a selected census subdivision, census division, province or territory. The dashboard uses data from the 2021 Census Target Group Profiles to look at the low income populations defined by five different low income lines: MBM, LIM-AT, LIM-BT, LICO-AT, and LICO-BT. These populations are compared with the total population and broken down by demographic characteristics, age, education, and source of income.

Click here to download this dashboard from the catalogue.


 

Census Profile 2021 Dashboards

Census Profile 2021: Education, Labour Force and Commuting Dashboard

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The 2021 Census Profile: Education, Labour Force and Commuting Dashboard displays data from Statistics Canada's 2021 Census Profile on the topics of educational attainment, fields of study, labour force status and employment, commuting, as well as employment by occupation and industry. This dashboard allows users to view 2021 Census indicators in an interactive map and generate detailed profiles of individual geographies.

Click here to download this dashboard from the catalogue.

Census Profile 2021: Immigration, Mobility, Ethnocultural and Religious Diversity Dashboard

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The 2021 Census Profile: Immigration, Mobility, Ethnocultural and Religious Diversity Dashboard displays data from Statistics Canada's 2021 Census Profile on the topics of immigration, place of birth, mobility, and ethnocultural and religious diversity. This dashboard allows users to view 2021 Census indicators in an interactive map and generate detailed profiles of individual geographies.

Click here to download this dashboard from the catalogue.

Census Profile 2021: Housing and Indigenous Identity Dashboard

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The 2021 Census Profile: Housing and Indigenous Identity Dashboard displays data from Statistics Canada's 2021 Census Profile on the topics of Indigenous Identity, types and sizes of dwellings, housing affordability, core housing need, tenure and primary household maintainers. This dashboard allows users to view 2021 Census indicators in an interactive map and generate detailed profiles of individual geographies.

Click here to download this dashboard from the catalogue.

Census Profile 2021: Non-Official Languages Dashboard

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The 2021 Census Profile: Non-Official Languages Dashboard displays data on non-official languages from Statistics Canada's 2021 Census Profile. This dashboard contains an interactive map and allow users to view the top non-official languages spoken in a selected census tract.

Click here to download this dashboard from the catalogue.

Census Profile 2021: Linguistic Diversity Dashboard

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The 2021 Census Profile: Linguistic Diversity Dashboard displays data from Statistics Canada's 2021 Census Profile on the topic of linguistic diversity and use of English and French in Canada. This dashboard allows users to view 2021 Census indicators in an interactive map and generate detailed profiles of individual geographies.

Click here to download this dashboard from the catalogue.

Census Profile 2021: Income Dashboard

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The 2021 Census Profile: Income Dashboard displays data from Statistics Canada's 2021 Census Profile on the topics of of individual, household and family income, as well as low income and income inequality. This dashboard allows users to view 2021 Census indicators in an interactive map and generate detailed profiles of individual geographies.

Click here to download this dashboard from the catalogue.

Census Profile 2021: Families and Households Dashboard

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The 2021 Census Profile: Families and Households Dashboard displays data from Statistics Canada's 2021 Census Profile on the topics of marital status, household type, family size and type, and persons not in census families. This dashboard allows users to view 2021 Census indicators in an interactive map and generate detailed profiles of individual geographies.

Click here to download this dashboard from the catalogue.

Census Profile 2021: Age, Gender, Household Size and Dwelling Type Dashboard

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The 2021 Census Profile: Age, Gender, Household Size and Dwelling Type Dashboard displays population and household data from Statistics Canada's 2021 Census Profile. This dashboard allows users to view 2021 Census indicators in an interactive map and generate detailed profiles of individual geographies.

Click here to download this dashboard from the catalogue.

Census Population 2021 Dashboard

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The 2021 Census Population Dashboard displays population and household data from Statistics Canada's 2021 Census. Population values are compared with those from the 2016 Census and across geographies using an interactive map. The data in this dashboard covers all of Canada.

Click here to download this dashboard from the catalogue.


 

Profile Dashboards, 2016

Racialized Persons Profile Dashboard 2016

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The Racialized Persons Profile Dashboard provides an overview of selected variables from the 2016 Census, for the Indigenous and visible minority populations 15 years and over, at a geography of your choice.

In addition to viewing profiles of PT, CD, CSD, CMA, CA and CT geographies, this dashboard allows you to compare indicators across census tracts in a CMA or CA using interactive maps and charts.

Click here to download this dashboard from the catalogue.

Racialized Households Profile Dashboard, 2016

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The Racialized Households Profile Dashboard provides an overview of selected variables from the 2016 Census, for the total, Indigenous and visible minority households, at a geography of your choice.

In addition to viewing profiles of PT, CD, CSD, CMA, CA and CT geographies, this dashboard allows you to compare indicators across census tracts in a CMA or CA using interactive maps and charts.

Click here to download this dashboard from the catalogue.

Employment Profile Dashboard, 2016

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The Employment Profile Dashboard provides an overview of employment indicators for a geography of your choosing, using data from the 2016 Census.

In addition to viewing profiles of PT, CD CSD, CMA, CA and CT geographies, this dashboard allows you to compare and rank indicators across census tracts in a CMA or CA using interactive maps and charts.

Click here to download this dashboard from the catalogue.

Education Profile Dashboard, 2016

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The Education Profile Dashboard provides an overview of education indicators for a geography of your choosing, using data from the 2016 Census.

In addition to viewing profiles of PT, CD CSD, CMA, CA and CT geographies, this dashboard allows you to compare and rank indicators across census tracts in a CMA or CA using interactive maps and charts.

Click here to download this dashboard from the catalogue.

Housing Profile Dashboard, 2016

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The Housing Profile Dashboard provides an overview of housing indicators for a geography of your choosing, using data from the 2016 Census.

In addition to viewing profiles of PT, CD CSD, CMA, CA and CT geographies, this dashboard allows you to compare and rank indicators across census tracts in a CMA or CA using interactive maps and charts.

Click here to download this dashboard from the catalogue.

Income Profile Dashboard, 2016

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The Income Profile Dashboard provides an overview of income indicators for a geography of your choosing, using data from the 2016 Census.

In addition to viewing profiles of PT, CD CSD, CMA, CA and CT geographies, this dashboard allows you to compare and rank indicators across census tracts in a CMA or CA using interactive maps and charts.

Click here to download this dashboard from the catalogue.

Poverty Profile Dashboard, 2016

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The Poverty Profile Dashboard provides an overview of poverty indicators for a geography of your choosing, using data from the 2016 Census.

In addition to viewing profiles of PT, CD CSD, CMA, CA and CT geographies, this dashboard allows you to compare and rank indicators across census tracts in a CMA or CA using interactive maps and charts.

Click here to download this dashboard from the catalogue.

Regional Profile Dashboard, 2016

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The Regional Profile Dashboard provides a detailed overview for a geography of your choosing, using Census Profile indicators relating to census families, households, demographics, employment, income and education.

In addition to PT, CD CSD, CA and CMA geographies, this dashboard allows you to view profiles of census tracts, as well as compare and rank indicators across census tracts in a CMA or CA using interactive maps and charts.

Click here to download this dashboard from the catalogue.

Village of 100 Dashboard, 2016

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This interactive Tableau dashboard presents a selection of indicators for a geography of your choosing, as if it were a village of 100 people.

Click here to download this dashboard from the catalogue.

Profile: All Immigrants, 2016

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This interactive Tableau dashboard allows you to view a selection of census variables for the immigrant population at a geography of your choice.

Click here to download this dashboard from the catalogue.

 

Profile: Recent Immigrants, 2016

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This interactive Tableau dashboard allows you to view a selection of census variables for the recent immigrant (period of immigration 2011-2016) population at a geography of your choice.

Click here to download this dashboard from the catalogue.


 

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Instructions

Installing Tableau Reader

In order to view any of the Community Data Program's Tableau products, you will need Tableau Reader installed on your computer. Tableau Reader is a free program that allows you to open and interact with Tableau packaged workbook files (.TWBX), the format in which our dashboards and infographics are available.

Tableau Reader can be downloaded here. Click the Download Tableau Reader button and the download should begin immediately.

Open the downloaded file to install the software on your computer. Once Tableau Reader is installed, double-clicking a packaged workbook file should open it automatically. If this is not the case, right-click the packaged workbook then select Open with > Tableau Reader. Alternatively, you can start Tableau Reader first, then use File Open to locate and open a packaged workbook file.

After opening a packaged workbook once, it should be easily accessible from Tableau Reader's start screen anytime open you the software, as long as you don't move or delete the file (if you do, just repeat these steps).


Using Tableau Reader

The main function of Tableau Reader is to allow you to open and interact with Tableau dashboards, however it does offer a few tools that are helpful to know:

  • The arrows in the top-left are Undo and Redo buttons. You can use these to undo/redo any interaction with the dashboard.
  • Clicking File Revert to Saved or pressing the F12 key will reset the dashboard to its original state.
  • Clicking File Export As PowerPoint or File Print to PDF allows you to export parts or all of the dashboard to a PowerPoint slideshow or a PDF document.
  • Under the Story or Dashboard dropdown menus, there are options for exporting or copying the page you are viewing as an image.

Note that Tableau Reader is only for viewing and interacting with dashboards - it does not allow you to edit or extract data from them.


Using Community Data Program Tableau Dashboards

Each dashboard in the CDP catalogue offers slightly different functionality, so instructions will vary. However, all of our dashboards are designed to be intuitive to use and contain instructions within them. Every CDP dashboard covers all of Canada at varying levels of geography, and contains menus or maps for selecting your geography. Dashboards include a list of data sources and links to where you can download those datasets.


 

About Tableau

Tableau is a data visualization and analysis platform, meaning it is a software for building and sharing interactive infographics and data tools. These tools are generally referred to as dashboards. With Tableau we intend to create dashboards that make it easier for CDP members to access and analyze data from our catalogue.

There are several different versions of Tableau available. The important ones to know for most users are:

Tableau Reader 
Tableau Reader is a free software used to open and interact with Tableau dashboards. It opens Tableau Packaged Workbooks (.twbx) files, the format CDP dashboards are shared in. This version of Tableau cannot be used to create or edit dashboards, only view them. Tableau Reader is how we intend for CDP members to use our dashboards.

Tableau Desktop 
Tableau Desktop is the premium Tableau software used to build and edit dashboards. This is where the CDP's dashboards are built. An annual or monthly subscription fee is required to access Tableau Desktop. This subscription also includes Tableau Prep, a software for editing datasets to prepare them for Tableau Desktop.

Tableau Public 
Tableau Public is a free software for both creating and sharing Tableau Dashboards. It offers most of the functionality of Tableau Desktop and allows dashboards to be saved and shared online. However, Public has a few important limitations: dashboards are limited to 15 million rows of data, and they can only be saved to the Tableau Public server, where they become publicly available. Anyone with a link to the dashboard can view and share it. Tableau Public can be a helpful option for dashboards that are smaller in scale and are intended to be shared publicly.