Governance Transparency

2011 NHS: How much less we now know, illustrated *

* See important note to readers below

How much we knew about Canadians following the 2006 long-form Census:

…how much less we know about Canadians following the 2011 National Household Survey:


… and how much less reliably we know it, owing to Statistics Canada’s remarkably lowered data quality standards.

For more on this topic, please see
2011 NHS: Closing notes on data quality
2011 NHS: A few notes on the Income release
2011 NHS post-mortem: For those hoping it’ll gets better – It won’t

Note to
A Statistics Canada page innocuously titled Reference products 2011: Geographic areas not released links to three separate suppression lists, one general and two release-specific. It appears the release-specific lists are supplemental to the general suppression list. The CSD maps above, and this related write-up, refer only to the general 2011 NHS suppression list data.

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