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Data Axle Reference Solutions: Exploring Data Axle Historical Canadian Business in Data Planet

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Established in 1972 as Infogroup, Data Axle is a big data, analytics, and marketing services provider. Data Axle provides both digital and traditional marketing channel expertise drawing on proprietary data collected on millions of U.S. businesses.

About Data Axle Reference Solutions: Historical Canadian Business

The Data Axle (formerly Infogroup) Historical Canadian Business dataset provides establishment-level information on businesses in Canada at the national, provincial, territorial, and forward sortation area levels. Data are collected from multiple sources, including direct calls to businesses. The resource is a comprehensive source of information on small- and medium-sized businesses.

Exploring Data Axle Historical Canadian Business in Data Planet

The many indicators included in Data Axle Historical Canadian Business can be viewed as stand-alone trends, charts, or maps in Data Planet. View the listing of indicators opening the Data Axle Reference Solutions: Historical Canadian Business entries in the Browse by Source or Browse by Subject - Industry, Business, and Commerce listings. For example, the chart below ranks Canadian provinces and territories by the number of retail bakeries located in each, using data at the 6-digit NAICS level found in the Industry Detail by NAICS - Company Count indicator.

ranks Canadian provinces by number of retail bakeries

Note that you can learn more about the indicator, dataset, and source by viewing the statistical abstract that appears below the chart, as below. These summaries can be exported with the graph by clicking on the Export link in the menu bar above the chart. The Create DOI link allows you to create a DOI that ensures that each time you reference the data in a paper or elsewhere that the reader can view the exact view of the DataSheet at the time you created it. For more information on DOIs, click here

description of the Data Axle Canadian Business dataset


The unique implementation of Data Axle Historical Canadian Business in Data Planet allows you to compare indicators across industries, provincesand territories, and postal areas - so be sure to explore the many options available to do so. To select multiple indicators, use the Compare Datasets option at the top of the Dataset list:

indicates where on the page to find the Compare Datasets option (upper left)

See the examples below and try it yourself with other indicators and geographies. Keep in mind that the graphs you create do not necessarily imply causality: the results may suggest a potential relationship between the variables you select, which may be an interesting line of inquiry for your own research.


Data Axle Historical Canadian Business: Sample Comparison Charts

Use Data Planet to compare and contrast Data Axle Historical Canadian Business data across geographies. For example, the chart below compares revenue/sales earnings of household appliance stores in the western provinces.

revenue/sales of household appliance stores in western provinces

The chart below ranks provinces and territories by revenue/sales earnings of aquaculture vs fishing industries

ranks Canadian provinces by revenue/sales in aquaculture vs fishing


You can also create charts comparing Historical Canada Business indicators with other indicators in the Data Planet repository. For example, the chart below ranks Canadian provinces and territories by count of population from the Canadian Census of Population and Housing and counts of employees working in health services.



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