2016 Census -- Highlights from Presentation

The following are highlights from a presentation by Paul Schwets and Mary-Lynne Reid, Statistics Canada Census Division, at the end of November:

2016 Census microdata release dates:

  • 2016 Census Long Form Census RDC File: April 30, 2018 — See http://library.unbc.ca/collections/data-statistics/rdc for information on how to apply to analyse this master file data.
  • 2016 Census Individuals public use microdata file (PUMF): December 18, 2018
  • 2016 Census Hierarchical public use microdata file (PUMF): June 18, 2019

Note:  PUMFs are microdata files created from the master file whereby certain variables have been suppressed or aggregated to protect confidentiality.  Researchers must apply to analyse the master file when the PUMF does not contain the variables necessary to meet their research needs.

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