Dictionary, Census of Population, 2016
Complete A to Z index

Release date: November 16, 2016 Updated on: May 3, 2017

A

Aboriginal ancestry
Aboriginal group
Aboriginal identity
Activities of daily living
Adjusted after-tax income
Adjusted counts
Adjusted market income
Adjusted total income
Admission category
After-tax income
Age
Age at immigration
Aggregate dissemination area (ADA)
Annual payment for electricity
Annual payment for fuels
Annual payment for water and other municipal services
Annual property taxes
Applicant type
Area of residence - Inuit Nunangat
Area of residence - On reserve

B

Basic Canada child tax benefit (CCTB)
Bedrooms
Blockface

C

Canada Pension Plan (CPP) and Québec Pension Plan (QPP) ‒ Disability benefits
Canada Pension Plan (CPP) and Québec Pension Plan (QPP) ‒ Retirement benefits
Canada Pension Plan (CPP) and Québec Pension Plan (QPP) ‒ Survivor benefits
Canada Pension Plan (CPP) and Québec Pension Plan (QPP) benefits
Cartographic boundary files (CBFs)
Census agglomeration (CA)
Census agricultural region (CAR)
Census consolidated subdivision (CCS)
Census division (CD)
Census division of current residence
Census family
Census family composition
Census family status
Census family structure
Census family total income
Census farm
Census metropolitan area (CMA) and census agglomeration (CA)
Census metropolitan influenced zone (MIZ)
Census subdivision – previous census
Census subdivision (CSD)
Census subdivision of current residence
Census tract (CT)
Child benefits
Child care expenses paid
Child or spousal support payments
Child presence any age
Citizenship
Class of worker
Collective dwelling
Collective household
Common-law status
Commuting destination
Commuting duration
Commuting vehicle occupancy
Components of migration (in and out), five years, of geographic area
Components of migration (in and out), one year, of geographic area
Composition of income
Condominium fees
Condominium status
Conjugal status
Contributions to Canada Pension Plan (CPP) and Québec Pension Plan (QPP)
Contributions to Employment Insurance (EI)
Contributions to registered pension plans (RPP)
Contributions to registered retirement savings plans (RRSPs)
Contributions to tax-free savings accounts (TFSA)
Coordinate system
Core, fringe and rural area
Couple family
Couple family with children

D

Date of birth
Datum
Degree in medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine or optometry
Designated place (DPL)
Digital boundary files (DBFs)
Disposable income for the MBM
Dissemination area (DA)
Dissemination block (DB)
Distance from home to work
Dividends, interest on bonds, deposits and savings certificates, and other investment income
Dwelling
Dwelling condition

E

Earner or employment income recipient
Economic family
Economic family after-tax income decile group
Economic family status
Economic family structure
Economic family total income
Economic region (ER)
Ecumene
Employed person
Employment income
Employment income decile group
Employment Insurance (EI) ‒ Other benefits
Employment Insurance (EI) ‒ Regular benefits
Employment Insurance (EI) benefits
Employment rate
Ethnic origin
Experienced labour force person

F

Family size
Farm operator
Federal electoral district (FED)
First official language spoken
Forward sortation area (FSA)©
Full-time or part-time weeks worked during the reference year

G

Generation status
Geocoding
Geographic code
Geographic reference date
Geographical region of Canada
Goods and services tax (GST) credit and harmonized sales tax (HST) credit
Government transfers
Government transfers not included elsewhere
Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) and spousal allowance

H

Highest certificate, diploma or degree
Home language
Home language – Part A
Home language – Part B
Hours worked for pay or in self-employment
Household
Household living arrangements
Household maintainer
Household outside Canada
Household size
Household total income
Household type
Housing suitability

I

Immigrant
Immigrant status
Income decile group
Income sources
Income status
Income taxes
Incorporation status
Industry (based on the North American Industry Classification System [NAICS] 2012)
Inexperienced labour force
Institutional resident
Introduction to the geography universe
Investment income

J

K

Knowledge of non-official languages
Knowledge of official languages

L

Labour force
Labour force status
Labour force status (based on 1971 concepts)
Land area
Language of work
Language spoken most often at home
Language used most often at work
Legal marital status
Location of residence five years ago
Location of residence one year ago
Location of study
Location of study compared with province or territory of residence
Looked for paid work in past four weeks (full- or part-time work)
Low-income cut-offs, after tax (LICO-AT)
Low-income cut-offs, before tax (LICO-BT)
Low-income gap
Low-income gap ratio
Low-income measure, after tax (LIM-AT)
Low-income measure, before tax (LIM-BT)
Low-income measure of market income (LIM-MI)
Low-income status

M

Main mode of commuting
Major field of study - ISCED and CIP Canada concordances
Major field of study (based on the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) Canada 2000, historical)
Major field of study (based on the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) Canada 2016)
Major source of income
Map projection
Marginal dwelling occupied by usual residents
Marital status
Market Basket Measure (MBM)
Market income
Market income not included elsewhere
Membership in a First Nation or Indian band
Mobility 1 - Census division of residence 1 year ago
Mobility 1 - Census metropolitan area or census agglomeration of residence 1 year ago
Mobility 1 - Census subdivision of residence 1 year ago
Mobility 1 - Census subdivision type of residence 1 year ago
Mobility 1 - Country of residence 1 year ago
Mobility 1 - Province or territory of residence 1 year ago
Mobility 1 - Statistical Area Classification of residence 1 year ago
Mobility 5 - Census division of residence 5 years ago
Mobility 5 - Census metropolitan area or census agglomeration of residence 5 years ago
Mobility 5 - Census subdivision of residence 5 years ago
Mobility 5 - Census subdivision type of residence 5 years ago
Mobility 5 - Country of residence 5 years ago
Mobility 5 - Province or territory of residence 5 years ago
Mobility 5 - Statistical Area Classification of residence 5 years ago
Mobility status, five years
Mobility status, one year
Mode of transportation
Monthly mortgage payment
Mother tongue

N

National child benefit supplement (NCBS)
National Geographic Database (NGD)
Net capital gains or losses
Net farm income
Net federal income tax
Net non-farm income from unincorporated business or professional practice
Net self-employment income
New job to start in four weeks or less from reference week
Non-discretionary spending for the MBM
Not in the labour force

O

Occupation (based on the National Occupational Classification [NOC] 2016)
Old Age Security pension (OAS)
Old Age Security pension (OAS) and Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS)
On temporary lay-off or absent from job or business
Opposite/same-sex married spouse or common-law partner
Opposite/same-sex status
Other government transfers
Other income from government sources
Other language(s) spoken regularly at home
Other language(s) used regularly at work
Other money income
Owner household
Owner's major payments

P

Participation rate
Period of construction
Period of immigration
Person
Person 15 years or over
Person with recent work experience
Persons per room
Place name (PN)
Place of birth
Place of birth of father
Place of birth of mother
Place of work status
Population centre (POPCTR)
Population density
Population group
Postal codeOM
Presence of children
Presence of mortgage payments
Prevalence of low income
Primary household maintainer
Private dwelling
Private dwelling occupied by foreign residents and/or by temporarily present persons
Private dwelling occupied by usual residents
Private dwelling, unoccupied
Private household
Private retirement income
Property taxes included in mortgage payments
Province or territory
Province or territory of current residence
Provincial and territorial child benefits
Provincial and territorial income taxes

Q

R

Reasons unable to start a job
Reference map
Registered or Treaty Indian status
Regular dwelling
Relationship structure
Relationship to household reference person (Person 1)
Rent, gross
Rent, monthly cash
Renter household
Representative point
Residence inside or outside Inuit Nunangat
Residence on or off reserve
Retirement pensions, superannuation and annuities, including those from RRSPs and RRIFs
Road network file (RNF)
Rooms
Rural area (RA)
Rural farm population

S

School attendance
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate
Severity of low income
Sex
Shelter cost
Shelter-cost-to-income ratio
Social assistance benefits
Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI)
Spatial data quality elements
Standard Geographical Classification (SGC)
Statistical Area Classification (SAC)
Stepfamily
Stepfamily status
Structural type of dwelling
Subsidized housing

T

Tenure
Thematic map
Time arriving at work
Time leaving for work
Total income
Total income decile group
Total income plus net capital gains or losses

U

Unemployed
Unemployment rate
Universal child care benefit (UCCB)
Usual place of residence

V

Value (owner estimated)
Visible minority

W

Wages, salaries and commissions
Weeks worked during the reference year
When last worked for pay or in self-employment
Work activity during the reference year
Workers' compensation benefits
Working income tax benefit (WITB)
Workplace location

X

Y

Year of immigration

Z

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