Target group profiles (TGP) provide Census Profile variables for a subset, or target group, of the population. This TGP provide profiles according to the main mode of commuting to work. Note that the profile is for the universe of the employed labour force aged 15 years and over in private households with a usual place of work or no fixed workplace address (25% sample data):
Total - Main mode of commuting for the employed labour force aged 15 years and over
Car, truck or van - driver or passenger
Motorcycle, scooter or moped
Target group profiles (TGPs) provide data for a specific group of persons (a "target group"). All variables in the Target Group Profile are ‘person-level’ variables: their age, their gender, their family status (e.g., are they in a census family), the languages they speak, and so on. Because TGPs deal with the universe of persons, they do not contain any family- or household-specific variables. For example, the average family size, household income or renter/owner status are variables that do not relate to a person, but to a family or household, and so they are not included in TGPs.
25% vs 100% samples – Comparing values with publicly accessible data
The 2021 short form Census questionnaire was sent out to 100% of all households. The 2021 long form Census questionnaire was sent out to 25% of all households. Target Group Profiles are produced using the 25% sample. Variables that are available in both the 25% sample and the 100% sample will have different values depending on the source of the data. For example, the total population of a city taken from the 25% sample (a Target Group Profile) will differ from that taken from the 100% sample (the online Census Profile).