1911, 1921 Census  


Accessing and Using

As of the release date of the 1921 CCRI microdata, users may access the database in one of the Statistics Canada Research Data Centres (RDCs) located on certain university campuses throughout Canada. The RDCs provide researchers with access to the CCRI database in a secure setting under the provisions of the Statistics Act and in accordance with the confidentiality rules that apply. The centres are staffed by Statistics Canada personnel.

The microdata captured by the CCRI data entry centres was stored in a central CCRI DB2 database for cleaning and coding tasks. Once these processes were complete, it was necessary to extract a subset of the data from the central database for use in the RDCs according to the applicable Statistics Canada rules and regulations. The extract is a CSV formatted file designed to be imported into SPSS, SAS or Stata programs at the RDCs. A separate extract file was created for each of the census years from 1911 through 1951. Each extract file contains the coded micro data for the individuals that were captured for the corresponding census. These files are described in more detail in the Data Extract section.

Note that the RDC houses the data for the census enumerations of 1921 to 1951. The census of 1911 is public.