May 08, 2013

New from Statistics Canada: 2011 National Household Survey - Immigration & Ethnocultural Diversity & Aboriginal Peoples

2011 National Household Survey (NHS) - Immigration and Ethnocultural Diversity, and Aboriginal Peoples

Wednesday, May 8, 2013 sees the official release, via the Internet, of the first set of data and analyses from the 2011 National Household Survey (NHS). Today's release focuses on
immigration, citizenship, place of birth, language, ethnic origin,visible minorities, religion and Aboriginal peoples.

These data and analyses can be accessed through a variety of

. Users can enter through The Daily.

. Users can click on the 2011 National Household Survey (NHS) link in the Features section of the Statistics Canada web module home page (bottom-right corner) or enter through the various postings within 'NHS news' or directly from the variety of links on the 2011 NHS web module home page.

Information within the web module is organized into broad display/product categories, featuring analytical, data and reference product headings in the centre. The right-hand side
of the home page presents NHS by geography (ability to search the NHS Profile), NHS by topic and the NHS video centre.

Analytical products offer links to the two analytical documents (Immigration and Ethnocultural Diversity in Canada and Aboriginal Peoples in Canada: First Nations People, M├ętis and Inuit) and the three NHS in Brief articles (Generation status: Canadian-born
children of immigrants; Obtaining Canadian citizenship; Aboriginal peoples and language). NHS Focus on Geography Series also provides data and highlights on key topics found in the 2011 NHS analytical documents and NHS in Brief articles for various levels of geography.

Data products offer immigration and ethnocultural diversity, and Aboriginal peoples information for a wide range of standard geographic areas, available in the NHS Profile, NHS Data Tables and the NHS Focus on Geography Series.

Users can access XML versions of the NHS Profile and NHS Data Tables from the Treasury Board's 'Open Data Portal,' along with the provision of the additional XML file download
option available within the NHS web module.

Reference products and other reference materials cover various aspects of the NHS and are intended to support the use and understanding of NHS data and analyses. Specifically
with this release, reference products include the National Household Survey Dictionary,  National Household Survey User Guide and six reference guides: Ethnic Origin; Languages;
Place of Birth, Generation Status, Citizenship and Immigration; Visible Minority and Population Group; Religion and Aboriginal Peoples.

The 2011 NHS web module home page also promotes/presents:

. 'Did you know...' rotating highlights featuring the release (based on the analytical documents).

. Promotional link within 'NHS news' to the upcoming 'Chat with an expert' live chat session scheduled for May 10, 2013.

. Video centre - contains links to the brief national portrait videos for this release.

. 'Stay connected' - links to Statistics Canada's social media initiatives.

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