2016 Indicators (by indicator) Web Data Service (WDS) – User Guide

Returns one selected 2016 Census indicator for Canada, provinces and territories.

Resource URL

https://www12.statcan.gc.ca/rest/census-recensement/2016ind2{.type}?lang={lang}&indid={indid}

Resource information

Response formats
JSON, XML
Requires authentication
No
GET
Yes
POST
No

Parameters

Three parameters can be added to the main URL. These parameters are for format type, language, indicator id.

Name Required Value and notes
type Yes

json|xml

where:

  • json = json response format
  • xml = xml response format
lang No

E|F (default = E)

where:

  • E = English
  • F = French
indid No

one indicator id (default=1)

where:

  • 1 = Population, 2016
  • 2 = 2011 to 2016 population change (%)
  • 3 = Population density per square kilometre
  • 4 = Total private dwellings
  • 5 = Population share (%)
  • 6 = Proportion (%) 65 years and over
  • 7 = % change 65 years and over (2011 to 2016)
  • 8 = Proportion (%) less than 15 years
  • 9 = Proportion (%) 15 to 64 years
  • 10 = Male/female ratio (number of males per 100 females)
  • 11 = Average age
  • 12 = % of occupied private dwellings that are single-detached houses
  • 13 = Number of persons living in collective dwellings
  • 14 = % of people aged 85 and over living in collective dwellings
  • 15 = % of occupied private dwellings in buildings with five or more storeys
  • 16 = One-person households (%)
  • 17 = Common-law couples (%)
  • 18 = Couples with children (%)
  • 19 = Young adults 20 to 34 living with their parents (%)
  • 20 = English-French bilingualism rate (%)
  • 21 = Population with more than one language spoken at home (%)
  • 22 = Official language minority (%)
  • 23 = Population with a mother tongue other than English or French
  • 24 = Median total income of households in 2015 ($)
  • 25 = Median employment income in 2015 of persons 25 to 54 ($)
  • 26 = Proportion (%) of total income from government transfers in 2015
  • 27 = Proportion (%) of population in low income in 2015
  • 28 = % change in median total income of households (2005 to 2015)
  • 29 = % change in median employment income of persons 25 to 54 (2005 to 2015)
  • 30 = Difference in the proportion of the population in low income (2005 to 2015)
  • 31 = Difference in the proportion of total income from government transfers (2005 to 2015)
  • 32 = Proportion (%) of persons younger than 18 in low income in 2015
  • 33 = Difference in the proportion of persons younger than 18 in low income (2005 to 2015)
  • 34 = Proportion (%) of seniors in low income in 2015
  • 35 = Difference in the proportion of seniors in low income (2005 to 2015)
  • 36 = Aboriginal population, 2016
  • 37 = 2006 to 2016 Aboriginal population change (%)
  • 38 = Average age of the Aboriginal population
  • 39 = Immigrants (%)
  • 40 = Second generation population (%)
  • 41 = Visible minority population (%)
  • 42 = Homeownership rate (%)
  • 43 = % of households spending 30% or more of income on shelter costs (shelter-cost-to-income-ratio)
  • 44 = Households in unsuitable housing (rate)
  • 45 = Households living in dwellings in need of major repairs (rate)
  • 46 = Number of recent immigrants (landed between 2011 and 2016)
  • 47 = Percentage of adults aged 25 to 64 with an apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma
  • 48 = Percentage of adults aged 25 to 64 with a college diploma
  • 49 = Percentage of adults aged 25 to 64 with a bachelor's degree or higher
  • 50 = Percentage of adults aged 25 to 64 with a college diploma who studied STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics)
  • 51 = Percentage of adults aged 25 to 64 with a bachelor's degree or higher who studied STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics)
  • 52 = Percentage of adults aged 25 to 64 who obtained their highest postsecondary qualification in their province or territory of residence
  • 53 = Proportion of adults aged 25 to 54 years who worked full year, full time in 2015
  • 54 = Number of workers employed in the manufacturing sector
  • 55 = Number of workers employed in the Public administration
  • 56 = Number of employed women who are family physicians
  • 57 = Number of employed women who are police officers
  • 58 = % using public transit to get to work, 2016
  • 59 = Average commuting duration, in minutes, 2016
  • 60 = % of workers using English or French at work
  • 61 = % of workers using more than one language at work

Resource parameters

GEO_UID
The geographic identifier which include geography boundary vintage, level and code, e.g., Canada = 2016A000011124
GEO_NAME_NOM
The name of the geographic area, e.g., Newfoundland and Labrador
IND_ID
The indicator identifier
IND_NAME_NOM
Name of the indicator
IND_DATA_DONNEE
The indicator data point value

Sourcing / Citation

Source: Statistics Canada, 2016 Census of Population.

How to cite: Statistics Canada. 2017. Census Program key indicators by indicator. 2016 Census. Ottawa. Released November 29, 2017.
https://www12.statcan.gc.ca/census-recensement/stats/statind2016.cfm?LANG=E&GEOCODE=01

Example request

GET

https://www12.statcan.gc.ca/rest/census-recensement/2016ind2.json?lang=E&indid=1

Example result

//{
    "COLUMNS":[
    	"GEO_UID",
        "GEO_NAME_NOM",
        "IND_ID",
        "IND_NAME_NOM",
        "IND_DATA_DONNEE"
    ],
    "DATA":[
    	[
        	"2016A000011124","Canada",1,"Population, 2016",3.5151728E7
        ],
        [
        	"2016A000210","Newfoundland and Labrador",1,"Population, 2016",519716.0
        ],
        [
        	"2016A000211","Prince Edward Island",1,"Population, 2016",142907.0
        ],
        [
        	"2016A000212","Nova Scotia",1,"Population, 2016",923598.0
        ],
        [
        	"2016A000213","New Brunswick",1,"Population, 2016",747101.0
        ],
        [
        	"2016A000224","Quebec",1,"Population, 2016",8164361.0
        ],
        [
        	"2016A000235","Ontario",1,"Population, 2016",1.3448494E7
        ],
        [
        	"2016A000246","Manitoba",1,"Population, 2016",1278365.0
        ],
        [
        	"2016A000247","Saskatchewan",1,"Population, 2016",1098352.0
        ],
        [
        	"2016A000248","Alberta",1,"Population, 2016",4067175.0
        ],
        [
        	"2016A000259","British Columbia",1,"Population, 2016",4648055.0
        ],
        [
        	"2016A000260","Yukon",1,"Population, 2016",35874.0
        ],
        [
        	"2016A000261","Northwest Territories",1,"Population, 2016",41786.0
        ],
        [
        	"2016A000262","Nunavut",1,"Population, 2016",35944.0
        ]
    ]
    }
    
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