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Hi All,

I'm in the very early stages of compiling information / data to create a population density map of Canada. I've been to the Stats Canada site and checked out the Census 2006 products for - all the data is online, however, to obtain data for the "Population and Dwelling Counts" from Stats Can (data found at Stats Can - Pop & Dwelling Counts, one has to access and download approx. 210 web pages. This is incredibly cumbersome. Has anyone out there figured out a better way to access the data?

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I assume that you could buy the data . . . . it might be a little expensive but it will save you time!

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I assume that you could buy the data . . . . it might be a little expensive but it will save you time!


I worked 4 years ago with the 2001 data and they where available in Beyond 20/20's .ivt format. You could try and find it for the 2006 data...

The easiest thing may be to contact them directly... infostats@statcan.ca

You may also try to find data by Dissemination Areas or better by Dissemination Blocks which are smaller units than municipalities and will give you a more detailed analysis...

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Gents - Thanks for your suggestions.

After a little more searching of the obtuse StatsCan pages, I managed to find 2006 data - just requires a little post-processing. StatsCan does indeed provide population data by province for the country - I can download the data that way. They also provide boundary files (geometry) for the census subdivisions (municipalities - that's as detailed as I need) and provinces. So, from there, I just need to perform a few table joins and I'm good to go.

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Jeff
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