These profiles provide access to census material by name of the city or region. A link to the map of the area being defined by the statistics is also provided.
Because there was no long form census data collected in 2011 you may wish to have a look at the profiles from the National Household Survey. In 2016, the long form census was reinstated and the above link to the 2016 census profiles contains more robust data than is found in the 2011 link.
This product presents a series of summary data trends spanning three censuses: 2006, 2001 and 1996. It is designed to facilitate the analysis and comparison of the changing demographic and socio-economic composition of selected geographic areas across Canada.
These tables, from the 2016 census, the 2011 National Household Survey, and 2006 Census, provide a detailed picture of Canada based on various topics and are the easiest way find cross-tabulated census data. They are available for various levels of geography. Knowledge of the the B20/20 statistical extraction software may be required in some instances. The UBC Library maintains an in-depth guide on how to use the B2020 browser.
2006 & 2001 Through BC Stats. BC stats does a great job of packaging Statistics Canada data into easy to use PDFs broken down by CT. If you are interested in other regions visit the 2006 CT Profiles page at Statistics Canada.
It is possible to get data at a smaller level of geography than CTs but you need to know both the Dissemination Area (DA) number as well as the Census Division in which your DA of interest resides. Maps for DAs are divided into those that are within (urban) OR outside (rural) Census Metropolitan Areas and Census Agglomerations (e.g. DA map for CT #1 in Kelowna). Once you have your DA maps in hand consult the maps for Census Divisions to ensure that you know in which division your DA resides (e.g. within BC, Kelowna resides within the Central Okanagan 5935 division). Using the Profile of Dissemination Areas page (2006 Census) within the Canadian Census Analyzer you should now be able to select your Census Division, your variables of interest, and then enter the final four numbers of your DA of choice.