Comparability across Canada / Continuity over time

Comparability across Canada: Overall, from the feedback collected on this dimension during consultation, there is an essential/strong need in 77% of reported data uses. Non-government organizations and the federal government ranked comparability across Canada as an essential/strong need in approximately 90% of reported data uses. The local government sector indicated an essential/strong need for the data to be comparable across Canada in 78% of reported data uses as compared to the provincial/territorial government sector in roughly 66% of reported data uses.

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Distribution of reported data uses showing a requirement for comparability across Canada, by sector

Description

This horizontal bar graph shows the distribution of reported data uses showing a requirement for comparability across Canada by sector. The levels of requirement for comparability across Canada include: essential; strong need; some need; and no need. The x-axis displays the percentage of distribution from zero percent to one hundred percent. The y-axis displays the sectors including: federal government; provincial/territorial government; local government; and other sectors.

Percentile distribution of reported data uses showing a requirement for comparability across Canada by sector
Requirement for comparability across Canada Federal government Provincial/territorial government Local government Other sectors
Essential 61 39 51 69
Strong need 27 27 27 23
Some need 8 19 17 5
No need 5 15 4 4
Chart 7 Distribution of reported data uses showing a requirement for comparability across Canada, by sector

Source: Statistics Canada, Census Operations Division, 2016 Census Program content consultation.

Continuity over time: Having access to data over time is considered an essential/strong need in approximately 84% of reported data uses. Non-government and local government sectors submitted the highest percentage of data uses requiring trend analysis capability (more than 90%), compared to the federal and provincial/territorial government sectors in approximately 80% of reported data uses.

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Distribution of reported data uses showing a requirement for continuity over time, by sector

Description

This horizontal bar graph shows the distribution of reported data uses showing a requirement for continuity over time, by sector. The levels of requirement for continuity over time include: essential; strong need; some need; and no need. The x-axis displays the percentage of distribution from zero percent to one hundred percent. The y-axis displays the sectors including: federal government; provincial/territorial government; local government; and other sectors.

Percentile distribution of reported data uses showing a requirement for continuity over time by sector
Suitability of alternative data sources Federal government Provincial/territorial government Local government Other sectors
Essential 49 54 75 67
Strong need 29 27 16 26
Some need 17 14 7 6
No need 5 6 2 0
Chart 8 Distribution of reported data uses showing a requirement for continuity over time, by sector

Source: Statistics Canada, Census Operations Division, 2016 Census Program content consultation.

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