Index to Municipal Data 1982


553 pages
Contains Bibliography
ISBN 0-660-51855-4




Edited by Business, Provincial and Municipal Relations Division, Statistics Canada
Reviewed by Dean Tudor

Dean Tudor is a journalism professor at the Ryerson Polytechnical
Institute and founding editor of the CBRA.


Statistics Canada collects and disseminates much material at the sub-provincial level, yet there are few indexes or retrieval devices to access this data. Until now. This publication here provides access to 250 StatsCan publications containing information on the municipalities of Canada. Most of the book is part one: a 400-page listing, arranged alphabetically by name of the municipality over 10,000 population and indicating, for each area, a list of topics for which data have been collected and published by StatsCan (and with the publication number). For example, some categories include “Department stores, sales and stocks, 63-002,” “Earnings, average hourly and weekly, 72-002,” and “Tourism, 66-001.” Of course, there is no municipality that has everything, nor is everything applied to every municipality (if it were, there would be no need for this index!). Part two of the book deals with municipalities under 10,000 and gives only a brief listing of Statistics Canada publication numbers. Part three gives brief annotations of the publications used here (this can serve as a checklist for a basic StatsCan collection), while part four is a guide to unpublished data available only on computer discs or microfiche. This is an invaluable section, of immense worth to the dedicated researcher or market analyst.


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