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This data was obtained from statistics Canada’s 2011 Canadian census. The Canadian household type datasets provided by eSpatial can be used to examine and analyse Canadian household composition. These datasets can be used in conjunction with the eSpatial mapping software to create reports which investigate the type of households which exist across Canada. Reports can be generated which examine households with and without children, lone parent households, one person households and households containing multi-families. These reports can be generated at the Canadian province/territory, census division and census metropolitan/agglomeration area geographical levels. You can also link and connect your own personal or commercial data to these datasets. Household composition across Canada can also therefore be analysed in relation to your own data. Below is an example of a simple Canadian household type report. This report was designed by eSpatial to illustrate how to get the most out of the eSpatial mapping software and the data it provides.

A simple report was created using the eSpatial mapping software and the Household Type (Canadian Provinces and Territories) dataset it provides. This report examines two types of household; couples with children and lone parent households. The Canadian household type datasets provided by eSpatial offer a number of different household type categories which can be reported on but for the purpose of this report the couples with children and lone parent household categories were chosen as an example.

Provinces/territories are colored and categorized according to the number of households containing couples with children within them. The graduated color scheme adopted by eSpatial mapping software allows for a quick and easy analysis of this data. It is evident from the map that yellow colored provinces/territories (e.g. Northwest Territories) have the lowest number of households in which couples with children live, less than 5,000 households while red colored provinces/territories (e.g. Ontario) have the highest number of this household type, more than 815,000 households. It is also therefore easy to surmise that the number of households containing couples with children in the light orange (e.g. New Brunswick), orange (e.g. Manitoba) and dark orange (e.g. British Columbia) colored provinces/territories lies somewhere between 5,000 and 815,000 households respectively.

Firstly the topic reflected in the map can be changed quickly and easily simply by selecting the map this field option. Once this option has been selected the map will change to reflect the values in this topic (e.g. select the map this field option on Lone parent households to see these values mapped in relation to Canada’s provinces and territories). Secondly the report can be sorted in ascending or descending order. This is useful when trying to decipher quickly which areas have the highest/lowest values (e.g. select sort ascending on % lone parent households to see which province/territory has the lowest proportion of this household type). Finally the report can also be filtered by specific values. This is useful when trying to quickly search for areas with specific values (e.g. select filter results on % couples with children so that provinces/territories in which 30 to 40 percent of their households consist of couples with children are only displayed on the map).

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