Topics, 2021 Census
Ethnocultural and religious diversity

Release date: October 26, 2022 Updated on: March 26, 2024

The 2021 Census of Population Program offers a wide range of analysis, data, reference and geographical information according to topics (subjects) that paint a portrait of Canada and its population.

2021 Census of Population products by type: Ethnocultural and religious diversity

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2023-09-12

Title:Individuals File, 2021 Census of Population (Public Use Microdata Files)

Public use microdata: 98M0001X-2021001

Description: The 2021 Census Individuals File PUMF represents a sample of the Canadian population and provides access to individual records which have been anonymized. It is a comprehensive social, demographic and economic database about Canada and its people and includes a wealth of information on population characteristics.

Data product
2023-03-29

Title:Census Profile, 2021: Ethnocultural and religious diversity

Profile of a community or region: 98-316-X2021001

Description: This profile presents information from the 2021 Census of Population for various levels of geography, including provinces and territories, census metropolitan areas, communities and census tracts.

Data product
2024-03-20

Title:Special Interest Profile, 2021 Census of Population

Profile of a community or region: 98-26-00092021001

Description: This product presents 2021 Census of Population characteristic data for nine separate profiles of interest, including: age; ethnic origin; first official language; immigration; income distribution by income source; mother tongue; poverty, COVID-19 benefits and high income; religion; and visible minority. Data are available for various levels of geography, including Canada, provinces and territories, census metropolitan areas, and communities with a 2021 population of 10,000 or greater.

Data product
2024-03-20

Title:2021 Census Public Use Microdata File (PUMF), Hierarchical File

Public use microdata: 98M0001X2021002

Description: This Hierarchical File, 2021 Census Public Use Microdata File (PUMF) product provides access to non-aggregated data covering a sample of 1% of the Canadian households. It is a comprehensive social, demographic and economic database about Canada and its people, and contains a wealth of characteristics on the population.

Data product
2023-02-08

Title:Data quality tables, 2021 Census of Population

Table

Description: These tables present data quality indicators for the Census of Population. Data quality indicators are available for various levels of geography, most questions on the Census of Population questionnaires and other key variables of the Census of Population.

Data product
2024-03-26

Title:Data tables: Ethnocultural and religious diversity

Table

Description: This series of cross-tabulations presents a portrait of Canada. They range in complexity and are available for various levels of geography.

Data product
2023-06-21

Title:Highlight tables: Ethnocultural and religious diversity

Table: 98-402-X2021005

Description: These tables provide 2021 Census highlights on visible minorities and religious diversity. Counts and percentage distributions are available for various levels of geography, including Canada, provinces and territories, census metropolitan areas, census agglomerations, census divisions and census subdivisions with a 5,000-plus population.

Data product
2022-10-26

Title:Focus on Geography Series: Ethnocultural and religious diversity

Profile of a community or region: 98-404-X2021001

Description: Focusing on a selected geographic area, this product presents data highlights, through text, tables and figures, for each of the major releases of the 2021 Census.

Data product
2023-06-21

Title:Census Program Data Viewer (CPDV): Ethnocultural and religious diversity

Interactive dashboard: 98-507-X2021001

Description: The Census Program Data Viewer (CPDV) is a web-based data visualization tool that makes statistical information more interpretable by presenting key indicators in a statistical dashboard. Users can click and zoom in on a map of Canada or the user can search by place name or postal codeOM. The CPDV displays the appropriate thematic map showing boundaries and other features. Results can be exported (CSV or XLSX), or the user can share their customized dashboard by a link.

Data product
2022-11-09

Title:Ethnocultural and religious composition of the population (American Sign Language)

The Daily

Description: This American Sign Language video highlights data on ethnocultural and religious diversity from the sixth release of the 2021 Census of Population included in The Daily.

Analytical product
2022-10-26

Title:The Canadian census: A rich portrait of the country’s religious and ethnocultural diversity

The Daily

Description: The census has evolved over time to reflect the changes in Canada’s ethnocultural mosaic. Data on more than 450 ethnic and cultural origins from the 2021 Census are available. The country’s racialized groups are all experiencing population growth. In addition, the majority of the population reported being Christian (53.3%), while the populations with “no religion” and other religions are on the rise.

Analytical product
2023-06-21

Title:Dictionary, Census of Population, 2021

Dictionary: 98-301-X2021001

Description: The Census Dictionary is a reference document which contains detailed definitions of Census of Population concepts, variables, and geographic terms, as well as historical information.

Reference material
2022-10-26

Title:Ethnic or Cultural Origin Reference Guide, Census of Population, 2021

Guide: 98-500-X2021008

Description: This reference guide provides information to help users effectively use and interpret ethnic or cultural origin data from the 2021 Census.

Reference material
2022-11-30

Title:Guide to the Census of Population, 2021

Guide: 98-304-X2021001

Description: This reference document provides an overview of the Census of Population content determination, collection, processing, data quality assessment and data dissemination.

Reference material
2022-10-26

Title:Religion Reference Guide, Census of Population, 2021

Guide: 98-500-X2021016

Description: This reference guide provides information to help users effectively use and interpret religion data from the 2021 Census.

Reference material
2022-10-26

Title:Visible Minority and Population Group Reference Guide, Census of Population, 2021

Guide: 98-500-X2021006

Description: This reference guide provides information to help users effectively use and interpret visible minority and population group data from the 2021 Census.

Reference material
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