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|Catalogue number :||97-556-XCB2006017|
|Release date :||July 23, 2008|
|Topic :||Mobility and migration|
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Note: Migration data for small geographic areas
Estimates of internal migration may be less accurate for small geographic areas, areas with a place name that is duplicated elsewhere, and for some census subdivisions (CSDs) where residents may have provided the name of the census metropolitan area or census agglomeration instead of the specific name of the component CSD from which they migrated.
To improve the accuracy of the 2006 Census data, postal codes are used to pinpoint the exact CSD of the previous residence.
For additional information, please refer to the 2006 Census Dictionary, catalogue number 92-566-XWE.
Note: Mobility status (5 years ago) universe
The 'Mobility status (5 years ago)' universe includes persons 5 years of age and over residing in Canada, excluding institutional residents and Canadians (military and government personnel of Canada) in households outside Canada. For additional information, please refer to the 2006 Census Dictionary, Catalogue number 92-566-XWE.
Note: Mobility status - Place of residence 5 years ago
Refers to the relationship between a person's usual place of residence on Census Day and his or her usual place of residence five years earlier. A person is classified as a non-mover if no difference exists. Otherwise, a person is classified as a mover and this categorization is called Mobility status (5 years ago). Within the movers category, a further distinction is made between non-migrants and migrants; this difference is called migration status.
Non-movers are persons who, on Census Day, were living at the same address as the one at which they resided five years earlier.
Movers are persons who, on Census Day, were living at a different address than the one at which they resided five years earlier.
Non-migrants are movers who, on Census Day, were living at a different address, but in the same census subdivision (CSD) as the one they lived in five years earlier.
Migrants are movers who, on Census Day, were residing in a different CSD five years earlier (internal migrants) or who were living outside Canada five years earlier (external migrants).
For additional information, please refer to the 2006 Census Dictionary, Catalogue number 92-566-XWE.