Mapping the census, part 3

by Patrick Cain

Leslie Young and I spent yesterday turning out maps from the new release from the 2011 census, which had to do, mostly, with family life: children, households and marital/relationship status. We made 15 new interactive maps showing data at the census tract levelfor 15 different cities (which on the back end are different views of a single national map).

The maps include

– Families with children 25 years and older at home
– Average number of children per family
– Common-law couples as a percentage of married couples
– Female-headed single-parent families as a percentage of population
– Divorced people as a percentage of population

One of my favourites shows the ratio of married to common-law couples in Ottawa/Hull:


About Leslie Young

A budding data and database geek, I try to turn numbers into stories. I've been with Global News since the spring of 2011. Find me on Twitter @leslieyoung
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