National Household Survey: Final response rates

Final response ratesFootnote 1 for Canada, provinces and territories, 2011

Final response ratesFootnote 1, Canada, provinces and territories, 2011
Geography Census private dwellings occupied by usual residents NHS unweighted response rate
(%)
NHS weighted response rate
(%)
Canada 13,320,614 68.6 77.2
Newfoundland and Labrador 208,842 63.3 72.5
Prince Edward Island 56,462 60.4 70.0
Nova Scotia 390,279 65.0 74.8
New Brunswick 314,007 63.9 74.2
Quebec 3,395,343 71.9 80.7
Ontario 4,887,508 67.6 76.3
Manitoba 466,138 69.1 76.3
Saskatchewan 409,645 63.8 73.1
Alberta 1,390,275 67.3 75.4
British Columbia 1,764,637 69.5 77.1
Yukon 14,117 64.9 72.7
Northwest Territories 14,700 83.9 83.8
Nunavut 8,661 76.3 76.3

Final response rates for census subdivisions (CSDs)

Footnotes

Footnote 1

Unweighted response rates are calculated from final data, following the completion of data processing and data quality verification. The final status of a dwelling as respondent, non-respondent, or out of scope for the National Household Survey (NHS) is done as part of data processing. The unweighted response rates are then calculated as the number of sampled private dwellings that returned a questionnaire divided by the number of sampled private dwellings classified as occupied by field staff.

Weighted response rates are based on final design weights of NHS. Dwellings that responded to the NHS prior to a fixed date in collection have their initial design weight based on the sampling fraction in their area. After this fixed date, in order to limit the non-response bias as much as possible with the available resources, the NHS focussed collection operations on a subsample of remaining non respondents. Within this subsample, the design weights were increased to reflect this change. The weighted response rates are then calculated as the weighted number of sampled private dwellings that returned a questionnaire divided by the weighted number of sampled private dwellings classified as occupied by field staff.

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