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1996 Census dictionary - Final edition

This product provides definitions of all the concepts, variables and geographic elements of the 1996 Census. The information provided for each variable includes the associated question number(s), the response categories or classifications, and remarks about points of interest, such as the variable's history. The dictionary also contains a guide to census geography and applications.

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Table of Contents
Population Universe
Family Universe
Household Universe
Dwelling Universe
Appendix A: Census Questions Since Confederation
Appendix B: A Guide to Census Geography and Applications
Appendix C: Comparison of Ethnic Origins Collected in 1996, 1991 and 1986
Appendix D: Historical Comparability of Journey to Work Data
Appendix E: Comparability of Labour Force Activity Data With Those of Previous Censuses (1971-1996) and With the Labour Force Survey
Appendix F: Labour Force Activity Classification Chart
Appendix G: Mother Tongue and Home Language: Classifications from 1996, 1991 and 1986
Appendix H: Knowledge of Non-official Languages: Classifications from 1996 and 1991
Appendix I: Comparability of Mobility Data With Those of Previous Censuses
Appendix J: Comparison of Places of Birth Available in 1996, 1991 and 1986
Appendix K: 1996 Classification of Countries of Citizenship
Appendix L: Major Field of Study – Final Classification Structure
Appendix M:  CMAs and CAs, Showing Street Network File Coverage
Appendix N: 1996 and 1991 Census Metropolitan Areas and Census Agglomerations by Census Subdivision Components, Showing CMA/CA Code, CSD Type, SNF Coverage, Number of Census Tracts and Number of Enumeration Areas
Appendix O: Data Quality, Sampling and Weighting, Confidentiality and Random Rounding
Appendix P: 1996 Form 2B, Population Questionnaire
Appendix Q: 1996 Form 6, Agriculture Questionnaire

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