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TABULATIONS / AGGREGATE DATA

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 Counts -- provides counts of active businesses by industry classification and employment-size categories for Canada and the provinces and territories. The counts are compiled from the Business Register, Statistics Canada's central listing of Canadian businesses. Formerly Canadian Business Patterns.
  • 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. For current UCASS data refer to Statistics Canada.

Click here for all available Statistics Canada tabulations by product title (via <odesi>). 

Public opinion polls also generate aggregate data:

  • 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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