New 2016 Census data available online

Census data tools

Statistics Canada released the fifth round of data from the 2016 Census of Population. This new information provides insight on Aboriginal peoples in Canada, the country’s rich ethnocultural fabric, and the housing landscape.

To showcase highlights from this release and enhance Canada’s statistical portrait, Statistics Canada developed a variety of data visualization products. These include a video that looks at immigration trends over the last 150 years and a series of infographics. In addition, a bubble chart, an interactive chart and a total income explorer have been created. Together these new tools provide another way to communicate statistical information, engage data users, and demonstrate the importance of statistics in the economic and social development of Canada.

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From September to December 2017, Statistics Canada will be conducting a public content consultation on the 2021 Census of Population. For more information, please refer to the 2021 Census of Population Content Consultation web page.

The final data release from the 2016 Census of Population—on education, labour, journey to work, language of work, mobility and migration—will be published on November 29, 2017.

These online tools enable you to access data snapshots and generate portraits of your community:

Census Profile
Profiles present information for various population characteristics at different levels of geography.

This tool is an interactive map application that facilitates the discovery of basic demographic data at various levels of geography.

Focus on Geography Series
This series provides a simple way to find census data on your municipality. It provides data highlights on your selected geographic area through text, tables and figures. A map image of the geographic area is also included.