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TABULATIONS

Tabulations comprise processed statistics presented in a table format. Also referred to as aggregate data, they are the most commonly used means of presenting statistical information.

Statistics Canada produces hundred of tabulations on most socio-demographic topics -- business, law, education, health, employment, aboriginals, agriculture, etc. A sampling of tables available through the Library is:

  • Canadian Business Patterns -- data on business locations (as of December 2008) and business establishments (prior to December 2009) by: 9 employment size ranges, including "indeterminate" (as of December 1997); geography groupings: province/territory, census division, census subdivision (before December 2008), census metropolitan area and census agglomeration; and by industry.
  • Adult Criminal Court Survey -- data on federal statute charges heard in adult criminal courts from 1994/95-2009/10 collected by the Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics (CCJS) in collaboration with provincial and territorial government departments responsible for adult criminal courts. Includes information on the age and sex of the accused, case decision patterns, sentencing information regarding the length of prison and probation, and amount of fine, as well as case-processing data such as case elapsed time.
  • University and College Academic Staff System --  from 1970-2011 this annual survey collected national comparable information on the number and socio-economic characteristics of full-time teaching staff at Canadian universities and colleges.

Click here for all available Statistics Canada tabulations (via <odesi>)

Public-opinion polls also generate aggregate data:

  • iPoll Database Search over 650,000 public opinion survey questions from the Roper Center's public opinion surveys covering the past 70+ years. Includes many national US public opinion polls and a few international polling organizations, including Canada's Ipsos-Public Affairs and Gallup Polls.
  • CORA (Canadian Opinion Research Archive) contains hundreds of surveys including thousands of discrete items collected by major commercial Canadian firms dating back to the 1970s. (via <odesi>)

 

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