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Municipal Financial and Socioeconomic Data Dashboard

Experimental information

Statistics Canada has launched exploratory Canadian Government Finance Statistics (CGFS) for individual municipalities as experimental disaggregated financial data for municipalities and other local public administrations which have been acquired through published financial statements and adjusted to align with the Agency’s international standards. The Municipal Financial and Socioeconomic Data Dashboard integrates these data with socioeconomic indicators and allows for city-level comparisons.

Correction notice

Correction date: April 19, 2023

Data presented primarily in the French version of the dashboard were corrected due to a data manipulation error when importing data from CODR tables.

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This dashboard displays data on various socio economic and financial metrics for individual municipalities in Canada

The financial information presented is for municipalities and entities that were consolidated on a modified equity basis in the financial statements of the municipalities, where applicable. For more information, see table 10-10-0162-01.

The Canadian Government Finance Statistics (CGFS) are useful in helping understand the management of government finances and the effectiveness of policy decisions. This framework allows users to analyse government expenditures under two classifications: the Economic Classification of Expenses and the Canadian Classification of Functions of Government (CCOFOG). See Definitions, data sources and methods used for more details.

Industries are based on the 2017 North American Industry Classification System (NAICS).

For definitions, data sources and methods on police Reported Incidents and Crime Severity Index see the Statistics Canada, Uniform Crime Reporting Survey (3302).

The data for the consumer price index and new housing Price index are not seasonally adjusted except where indicated. Find detailed documentation in New Housing Price Index and Consumer Price Index

Financial data are presented on total dollar and per capita bases. Per capita values calculated by dividing the financial variables by the population in a given census subdivision which allows for comparability between cities. The population estimates are based on CANSIM table 17-10-0142-01 Population estimates, July 1, by census subdivision, 2016 boundaries. Hence a city or municipality under the municipal jurisdictions is taken to mean a Census Subdivision (CSD). For more details on the source and definitions for the population estimates, see the Statistics Canada, Annual Demographic Estimates: Subprovincial Areas

For all other sections apart from the finance section, cities are presented as census metropolitan areas (CMAs) and census agglomerations (CAs). For more definitions and a full list of CMAs and CAs in Canada, please refer to the Statistical Area Classification - Variant of SGC 2016.

The Labour Force Survey data are used to produce the unemployment rate as well as other standard labour market indicators such as the employment rate and the participation rate

Values for the City of Montreal include Quota Shares, which are payment from surrounding municipalities to the City of Montreal for expenditures relating to agglomeration responsibilities. This may cause the per capita calculations to not truly represent the expense per citizen due to those services also being provided to the surrounding municipalities. For further details on Quota Shares and agglomeration responsibilities please refer to the financial statements of the city of Montreal.



CPI 12-month % change
Price change (%) between the latest reference month and the same month, last year (e.g., between December 2018 and December 2017).
Crime severity Index
The crime severity index measures both the volume and severity of crimes reported to the police.
Consumer Price Index
The index value shows how much prices have changed for consumer goods and services over time. The base period, where the index value is set to 100 is currently 2002.
New Housing Price Index
The new housing price index is a monthly series that measures changes over time in the contractors' selling prices of new residential houses, where detailed specifications pertaining to each house remain the same between two consecutive periods. The survey covers the following dwelling types: single homes, semi-detached homes and townhouses.
Population growth (2010-2020)
Population growth is the variation of population size between two dates.
Proportion of city population by age group
Ratio of the sum of the ages of a group (0 to 14, 15 to 64, 65 and older) to the total population. This ratio is expressed as a percentage.
Employment rate
The employment rate is the number of employed people as a percentage of the population aged 15 and older. The rate for a particular group (for example, youths aged 15 to 24) is the number employed in that group as a percentage of the population for that group.
Unemployment rate
The unemployment rate is the number of unemployed people as a percentage of the labour force (employed and unemployed).
Participation rate
The participation rate is the number of employed and unemployed people as a percentage of the population aged 15 and older.
Revenue and Expenses by CGFS
The GFS 2001 is an internationally accepted accrual accounting framework for GFS. Statistics Canada has adopted this framework as the Canadian Government Finance Statistics (CGFS). Under the CGFS, revenue items result in increase in net worth while expenses decrease net worth when transactions as made. Net Operating Balance is revenue minus expense, and Gross Operating Balance is revenue minus expense, excluding consumption of fixed capital. Definition Source: IMF Government Finance Statistics Manual 2014.
Assets and Liabilities by CGFS
Within the GFS framework, assets refer to economic assets and are of two main types, financial and non-financial. Liabilities are the opposite end of financial assets. Net worth is stock position in assets minus stock position in liabilities at the end of the reference period. Definition Source: IMF Government Finance Statistics Manual 2014.
Spending by CCOFOG
The Canadian classification of the functions of government (CCOFOG) breaks down government expenditures according to their broad purpose. The CCOFOG expenses data presented also exclude expenses related to the acquisitions of non-financial assets and consumption of fixed capital. Defense [702] is not included as it is outside the jurisdiction of Municipalities.
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