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Inventory > Primary Canadian Data Sources > Census of Population and Housing    

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Database/Data product: Census of Population and Housing

Data provider: Census and Demographic Statistics Branch, Statistics Canada

Description: The Census of Population and Housing, conducted every five years, is the most comprehensive and detailed database of social data. It includes data on individuals, families, households and housing, covering a broad range of socio-demographic characteristics. Data from the 2006 Census will be released, by topic, starting March 13, 2007 until May 1, 2008. A list of release dates and topics is provided in Appendix A.

Geographic units available: CMA, CA, CD, CSD, Census Tract, custom geography


Updates: every 5 years

For special tabulations, contact:
Toll-free telephone: 1-800-263-1136 (Enquiries line) 8:30am to 4:30pm, Monday to Friday
Fax: 1-877-287-4369  
Telephone: 613-951-8116; Fax: 613-951-0581

Cost:  Most of the products listed above are free, but there is a charge for custom tabulations.



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