Population and family estimation methods at Statistics Canada .: CS91-528/2015E-PDF

This manual provides detailed descriptions of the data sources and methods used by Statistics Canada to estimate population. They comprise Postcensal and intercensal population estimates; base population; births and deaths; immigration; emigration; non-permanent residents; interprovincial migration; subprovincial estimates of population; population estimates by age, sex and marital status; and census family estimates. A glossary of principal terms is contained at the end of the manual, followed by the standard notation used. Until now, literature on the methodological changes for estimates calculations has always been spread throughout various Statistics Canada publications and background papers. This manual provides users of demographic statistics with a comprehensive compilation of the current procedures used by Statistics Canada to prepare population and family estimates.

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Publication information
Department/Agency Statistics Canada.
Title Population and family estimation methods at Statistics Canada .
Publication type Monograph
Language [English]
Other language editions [French]
Format Electronic
Electronic document
Note(s) Issued also in French under title: Méthodes d’estimation de la population et des familles à Statistique Canada.
“By Demography Division. Release date: March 3, 2016.”
Includes bibliographical references.
Publishing information [Ottawa] : Statistics Canada, 2016.
Description 94 p. : ill.
ISBN 978-1-100-23160-0
Catalogue number
  • CS91-528/2015E-PDF
Departmental catalogue number Catalogue no. 91-528-X
Subject terms Census data
Statistical analysis
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