CHASS Census AnalyzerThis guide shows you how to use theCHASS Census Analyzer to download census data.
• The CHASS Census Analyzer contains census profiles for multiple levels of geography, going back as far as 1961.• Steps for downloading data in Census Analyzer 1) Select census year and census geography 2) Select census variables 3) Download files and save to your computer
1) Go to http://dc.chass.utoronto.ca/census/ 2) SelectCensus Geography OR Census YearFor this example,we will select bycensus year2006.
You now see alist of availablecensusgeographies forthe 2006Census.Scroll down toCensus Tract(cumulative),and click on it.
You can now selectthe CMAs and CAsof interest to you.For this example,we selectedMontreal, andvarious populationvariables.Note: You canselect multiplevariables by holdingdown the Shift-key.
Scroll down the page.If you want to latervisualize this data in aGIS software, makesure to tick off the boxCTUID. This is thecolumn you want tojoin with your censusboundary file.To visualize the data ina GIS software,download the file as adBase (DBF) file.
You are nowpresented with a datafile and a header file.The data file containsthe variables youselected to download.The header file, whichis reproduced at thebottom at this page,describes whichcolumn in the data filecorresponds to whichvariable.
Download thedata file by right-clicking on it andselecting “savelink as.” Select alocation on yourcomputer to savefile to.
Next Steps:• Join this data with the census boundary files in your GIS software and visualize the data in the software• For more information:http://guides.library.utoronto.ca/content.php?pid=387833&sid=3302228