The Nation series
The Nation is the first series to release basic data from the 1996 Census, providing national coverage. This series covers characteristics of the population, including demographic, social, cultural, labour force and income variables as well as details on dwellings, households and families. Generally the data are represented for Canada, provinces, territories and census metropolitan areas. Some tables include comparisons with data from earlier censuses.
The Map & Data Library also has archived copies of these tables: CD-ROMs #294, #295, #296, #297, #298.
The Canadian Census 1996 Area Profile Series presents statistical overviews of regions, presenting most census variables for the following levels of geography: Canada, Provinces, Territories, Federal Electoral Districts, Census Metropolitan Areas, Census Divisions, Census Subdivisions, Census Agglomerations, Census Tracts, Forward Sortation Areas and Enumeration Areas.
U of T has access to two options for accessing the 1996 area profiles. The CHASS Census Analyzer provides a custom data extraction tool. Alternately, profile series tables are available through the odesi data portal - these files are in the Beyond 2020 format which requires installation of a free viewer software. Finally, some levels of geography are archived on the Statistics Canada website.
The Map & Data Library also has archived copies of these tables: CD-ROM #299.
The Dimension Series provides a more in-depth analysis of census data. More than 150 tables represent a variety of special interest subjects linking a number of Census variables. Most tables include Canada, Provinces and Territories, while some data tables include Census Metropolitan Areas, Census Divisions, or Census Subdivisions. Variables are grouped into the following themes: demographic characteristics, ethnocultural & social characteristics, income & earnings, labour force & unpaid work, place of work, portrait of Aboriginal population, and portrait of official language communities in Canada.
The Map & Data Library also has archived copies of these tables: CD-ROMs #251, #252, #253, #282, #283, #284, #285, #288, #289, #290, #291, #292, #293.
Basic Summary Tables
This series is intended to provide tabulations of two or three interrelated variables for small geographic areas. There are about 75 tables in the series, covering the following geographic units: federal electoral districts; census divisions/subdivisions; census metropolitan areas/census agglomerations; census tracts; forward sortation areas; and enumeration areas. Tables are grouped into the following themes: Age, sex, marital status and common-law status, Families, Immigration, Mother tongue, home language and official/non-official languages, Aboriginal, ethnic origin and visible minorities, Labour market activities, Household activities, Education, Mobility and migration, Place of work and mode of transportation, Source of income, earnings and total income, and family and household income, and Occupied private dwellings and housing costs.
These tables were purchased by the Map & Data Library to address data needs among the U of T community. These tables were then made available to the public, per the Statistics Canada open license agreement.
- 1996 Census of Canada, Place of Work Status by Industry. Census tract level geography
- 1996 Census of Canada, Place of Work Status by Occupation. Census tract level geography