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Ontario: National Household Survey 2011: Profile of Religion

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Geography:Ontario
Account:Society, Culture, Politics and Justice
Information:National Household Survey 2011: Profile of Religion
Data Source:National Household Survey, Statistics Canada, May - August 2011. 
Copyright:Newfoundland & Labrador Statistics Agency, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador

Figures may not add to total due to random rounding.

Gender breakdown is unavailable for some variables in certain areas due to data quality concerns.

The global non-response rate (GNR) is a weighted measure of survey non-response, calculated based on the number of households that did not respond to the survey and the number of questions that respondents left out. The GNR can be used as an indicator of data quality, with lower values indicating more accurate data. Geographies with a GNR of higher than 50% were suppressed by Statistics Canada due to concerns about data accuracy. If a geography has a GNR of 0, it means that there was a response from all households surveyed, not necessarily that the data is representative of all households in the geography.

a Those who identify as atheist, agnostic or humanist would be included in this category.

National Household Survey (NHS)
The National Household Survey is the replacement for Statistics Canada's long form census. The survey was given to about 4.5 million households in Canada (about 30% of households), and asked questions regarding Aboriginal peoples, immigration, ethnocultural diversity, education, labour, mobility, migration, income and housing. 

Unlike the former long form census survey the NHS is not mandatory, which could result in non-response bias being introduced into the survey.Statistics Canada has employed several techniques to minimize this bias, but it should still be taken into account when interpreting this data.
Non-Response Bias
Non-response bias occours when those who respond to a survey have a different set of characteristics than those who do not respond. For example, if those with lower education levels are less likely to fill out the census form, it may artificially inflate the education level of the population.
Global Non-Response Rate
The global non-response rate (GNR) is a weighted measure of survey non-response, calculated based on the number of households that did not respond to the survey and the number of questions that respondents left out. The GNR can be used as an indicator of data quality, with lower values indicating more accurate data. 

Geographies with a GNR of higher than 50% were suppressed by Statistics Canada due to concerns about data accuracy. If a geography has a GNR of 0, it means that there was a response from all households surveyed, not necessarily that the data is representative of all households in the geography.
NHS Suppression Standards
  • Suppress all data for a community if the Global non-reponse rate is greater than 50%.
  • Suppress income data if the population of the area is less than 250, or if there are less than 40 private households.
  • Cell values greater than 10 are randomly rounded to a multiple of 5. Values less than 10 are rounded to either 0 or 10.
  • Some data may have been suppressed due to data quality or privacy concerns.

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    National Household Survey global non-response rate for Ontario: 27.1%
       
      Male Female Total

    Total population in private households by religion6,181,450 6,470,345 12,651,795
    Christian3,839,925 4,327,365 8,167,295
    Catholic1,895,940 2,080,665 3,976,610
    Anglican355,175 419,390 774,560
    Baptist112,285 132,370 244,650
    Christian Orthodox145,825 151,885 297,710
    Lutheran75,225 88,230 163,460
    Pentecostal94,955 118,990 213,945
    Presbyterian148,535 171,050 319,585
    United Church435,255 517,210 952,465
    Other Christian576,730 647,570 1,224,300
    Buddhist75,355 88,395 163,750
    Hindu183,580 183,140 366,720
    Jewish95,795 99,740 195,540
    Muslim293,925 288,025 581,950
    Sikh90,515 89,250 179,765
    Traditional (Aboriginal) Spirituality7,600 8,310 15,905
    Other religions23,555 29,525 53,080
    No religious affiliationa1,571,195 1,356,600 2,927,790

    Notes:

    Figures may not add to total due to random rounding.

    Gender breakdown is unavailable for some variables in certain areas due to data quality concerns.

    The global non-response rate (GNR) is a weighted measure of survey non-response, calculated based on the number of households that did not respond to the survey and the number of questions that respondents left out. The GNR can be used as an indicator of data quality, with lower values indicating more accurate data. Geographies with a GNR of higher than 50% were suppressed by Statistics Canada due to concerns about data accuracy. If a geography has a GNR of 0, it means that there was a response from all households surveyed, not necessarily that the data is representative of all households in the geography.

    a Those who identify as atheist, agnostic or humanist would be included in this category.

    Source: National Household Survey, Statistics Canada, May - August 2011. 

    Copyright: Newfoundland & Labrador Statistics Agency
    Government of Newfoundland and Labrador

    Data last updated on August 21, 2017

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