Moving Forward with Canadian Census Data

By Naomi Bloch Chloropleth maps of National Household Survey global non-response data at the dissemination-area level courtesy Scott Bell. Global non-response rates > 50% resulted in suppression of data for that spatial unit. All maps are classified using a quantile classification scheme. As we move forward (and backward) with the 2016 return of Canada’s long-form census, questions remain for everyone who … Read More

The Long-term Impacts of the Short-lived National Household Survey

By Naomi Bloch On November 5, Navdeep Bains, Canada’s new Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development (now that’s a mouthful!) confirmed the rumours that the country’s mandatory long-form census will be reinstated in 2016. But what are the long-term consequences of the interruption in mandatory data collection caused by 2011’s National Household Survey (NHS)? How significant is this short-lived … Read More