2006 (1/5 sample), 2001 (1/5 sample), 1996 (1/5 sample)
Population 1 year of age and over residing in Canada, excluding institutional residents and Canadians (military and government personnel) in households outside Canada
Direct variable: Question 23
For the one-year ago mobility question, respondents were asked to write the name of the "municipality and province" of residence one year ago. This write-in response has been subsequently converted to a seven-digit code according to the Standard geographical classification (SGC) – see the section on geography. This code consists of two digits for the province/territory, followed by two digits for the census division, and ending with three digits for the census subdivision.
Respondents who indicated that they "Lived in a different city, town, village, township, municipality or Indian reserve in Canada" one year ago (i.e. internal migrants) provided the name of the municipality and province. The city, town, village, township, municipality or Indian reserve corresponds to the census subdivision (CSD).
The CSD of residence 1 year ago reflects the 2006 Census boundaries.
For non-movers and non-migrants, the census subdivision of residence 1 year ago is the same as the current census subdivision of residence. Census subdivision of residence 1 year ago is not applicable to external migrants.
For the corresponding current CSD of residence and a definition of CSD, refer to the variable Census subdivision (CSD) in the section on geography.
See also "Remarks" under Mobility 1: Mobility status – Place of residence 1 year ago and Figure 10.
Figure 10 2006 Census mobility variables