Historical Statistics of Canada (11-516-X)

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The second edition of Historical statistics of Canada was jointly produced by the Social Science Federation of Canada and Statistics Canada in 1983. This volume contains about 1,088 statistical tables on the social, economic and institutional conditions of Canada from the start of Confederation in 1867 to the mid-1970s. The tables are arranged in sections with an introduction explaining the content of each section, the principal sources of data for each table, and general explanatory notes regarding the statistics. In most cases, there is sufficient description of the individual series to enable the reader to use them without consulting the numerous basic sources referenced in the publication.

The electronic version of this historical publication is accessible on the Internet site of Statistics Canada as a free downloadable document: text as HTML pages and all tables as individual spreadsheets in a comma delimited format (CSV) (which allows online viewing or downloading).

Frequency: Occasional

Status: Ongoing/Available (HTML, PDF), Discontinued (Paper)

Note(s):

This second edition published by Statistics Canada in 1983, like the earlier volume published by the Macmillan Company of Canada in 1965, was the result of a collaboration of many persons from the academic community, Statistics Canada and the Social Science Research Council of Canada. Both editions enjoyed wide circulation and use, but are long out of print.

To preserve this important source of historical statistics on Canada, the original book was scanned and re-captured in electronic form as text and tables. All data have been verified to reflect what was originally published. No changes have been made other than correcting obvious mistakes in the original paper volume such as incorrect references to footnotes. None of the statistics have been corrected, revised or updated.

Releases

Title Release date More info
ARCHIVED – 1983 July 29, 1999 More info
Historical statistics of Canada, section Z: Justice July 29, 1999 More info
Historical statistics of Canada, section Y: Politics and government July 29, 1999 More info
Historical statistics of Canada, section W: Education July 29, 1999 More info
Historical statistics of Canada, section V: Internal trade July 29, 1999 More info
Historical statistics of Canada, section T: Transportation and communication July 29, 1999 More info
Historical statistics of Canada, section S: Construction and housing July 29, 1999 More info
Historical statistics of Canada, section R: Manufactures July 29, 1999 More info
Historical statistics of Canada, section Q: Energy and electric power July 29, 1999 More info
Historical statistics of Canada, section P: Mining July 29, 1999 More info
Historical statistics of Canada, section N: Fisheries July 29, 1999 More info
Historical statistics of Canada, section M: Agriculture July 29, 1999 More info
Historical statistics of Canada, section L: Lands and forests July 29, 1999 More info
Historical statistics of Canada, section K: Price indexes July 29, 1999 More info
Historical statistics of Canada, section J: Banking and finance July 29, 1999 More info
Historical statistics of Canada, section H: Government finance July 29, 1999 More info
Historical statistics of Canada, section G: The balance of international payments, international investment position and foreign trade July 29, 1999 More info
Historical statistics of Canada, section F: Gross national product, the capital stock, and productivity July 29, 1999 More info
Historical statistics of Canada, section E: Wages and working conditions July 29, 1999 More info
Historical statistics of Canada, section D: The labour force July 29, 1999 More info
Historical statistics of Canada, section C: Social security July 29, 1999 More info
Historical statistics of Canada, section B: Vital statistics and health July 29, 1999 More info
Historical statistics of Canada, section A: Population and migration July 29, 1999 More info

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  • Banking industry, Capital stocks, Domestic trade, Electric power, Finance, Foreign investments, Forests, Gross national product, Labour force, Land, Mining, Population, Social security, Transport, Working conditions
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