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Statistics Canada StatCan Database Now Available in Data Planet

by Data Planet ™ on 2019-11-07T09:30:00-05:00 in International Relations and Trade, International Statistics: Guides to Statistics by Nation, Canada: Guides to Statistics by Province | Comments

Following a major revision of the summary tables formerly published as CANSIM by Statistics Canada, we are pleased to announce that Data Planet has loaded the new data tables, now made available as StatCan. These tables provide aggregate statistics on the Canadian population, and the nation’s resources, economy, society, and culture. Data are included on the nation, provinces, and sub-provinces by month, quarter, and year. Geographic and time period available vary by indicator and variable.

Topics range from agriculture and business to population health, labor and employment, and travel and tourism. The thousands of indicators offer many options to customize variable selection, allowing users to drill into the data for detailed analysis. For example, the interactive visualization below ranks the sales of air time by radio broadcasting companies for the five provinces reporting data in 2017:

Established as Canada's central statistical office by the Statistics Act of 1985, Statistics Canada is required to "collect, compile, analyse, abstract and publish statistical information relating to the commercial, industrial, financial, social, economic and general activities and conditions of the people of Canada." Its main objectives are to provide statistical information and analysis about Canada’s economic and social structure and to promote sound statistical standards and practices.

Data Planet includes both tables currently published by Statistics Canada, as well as those considered “archived,” meaning the survey collection effort has ceased. For more details and examples, click here.

Have fun exploring!

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