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New data in the catalogue for January 2014: 2011 Census and Taxfiler

There's plenty of new data in the catalogue, including 2011 Taxfiler data, and our first semi-custom Census topic-based tabulations. No, unfortunately that doesn't mean custom geographies (yet). Just Census tables at smaller geographies than are available on the Statistics Canada website.

Date set for upcoming webinar on NHS and Taxfiler data: April 10, 2014

We've begun organising a webinar on NHS and Taxfiler data with a focus on income. It will be an opportunity to discuss emerging good practice with respect to measuring poverty, assessing NHS quality, working with small-area income data, and using Taxfiler tables. Date: Thursday, April 10, 2014.

Product Profile 2.3: Working with the NHS (and Census) - Part 2

In Part 2 of this Product Profile, we explain some of the issues associated with the voluntary nature of the NHS, and how to address them. We also show what some consortia have begun to do about NHS data quality, especially with respect to mapping the global non-response rate.

Product Profile 2.3: Working with the NHS (and Census) - Part 1

In Part 1 of this Product Profile, we explain some basic information about the 2011 NHS, (and 2011 Census while we're at it). First we provide descriptions of the standard geographies you're most likely to encounter with Census and NHS data.

Report on income inequality from the Social Planning Council of Hamilton

Sara Mayo at SPCH has recently published a report on income inequality in Hamilton, Ontario.  Here's a quote from the release:

Even after inflation, the average income of the top 1% richest in the Hamilton Census Metropolitan area has grown by almost 50% since 1982, while the average income of the bottom 90% of taxfilers has grown by only 2% in this same period. For every dollar in new income in the Hamilton community in the last three decades, the top 1% have received 13 cents, while the bottom 90% have only shared 60 cents. Read more...

Product Profile 2.2: Taxfiler data (2010)

T1-derived datasets from the Income Statistics Division of Statistics Canada (known as Annual Estimates for Census Families and Individuals, or simply Taxfiler data) are an increasingly important source of Canada-wide small-area income data.

Have you used CDP data? Let us know how it went!

Have you used CDP data for analysis?  To publish something?  Because you love data?  Let us know.  We're seeking use cases of CDP data for three reasons:

1. It helps us understand which datasets are popular and useful in a way that surveys don't necessarily capture.

Working Poverty: Defining a Measure for the Community Data Program

The CDP team is working hard to draft our custom data orders for the National Household Survey and other surveys. The Urban Poverty Tables are always a key component of our order. In the past, we have requested poverty data by employment status and age.