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Note that the dissemination area (DA) level table for this target group profile contains only a subset of the full TGP covering the population aged 65 years and over.

Target group profiles (TGP) provide Census Profile variables for a subset, or target group, of the population. This TGP includes profile data for the following age groups:

Total - Age
  0 to 14 years
  15 to 24 years
  25 to 34 years
  35 to 44 years
  45 to 54 years
  55 to 64 years
  65 years and over
    65 to 74 years
    75 to 84 years
    85 years and over
0 to 17 years
18 years and over
0 to 12 years
13 to 24 years
0 to 6 years
7 to 14 years
14 to 30 years
20 to 24 years
25 to 29 years
25 to 54 years
  25 to 44 years


Target group profiles (TGPs) provide data for a specific group of persons (a "target group"). All variables in the Target Group Profile are ‘person-level’ variables: their age, their gender, their family status (e.g., are they in a census family), the languages they speak, and so on.  Because TGPs deal with the universe of persons, they do not contain any family- or household-specific variables. For example, the average family size, household income or renter/owner status are variables that do not relate to a person, but to a family or household, and so they are not included in TGPs.

25% vs 100% samples – Comparing values with publicly accessible data
The 2021 short form Census questionnaire was sent out to 100% of all households. The 2021 long form Census questionnaire was sent out to 25% of all households. Target Group Profiles are produced using the 25% sample. Variables that are available in both the 25% sample and the 100% sample will have different values depending on the source of the data.  For example, the total population of a city taken from the 25% sample (a Target Group Profile) will differ from that taken from the 100% sample (the online Census Profile).

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263.9 MB
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Full title
Target group profile of the population by age groups, Census, 2021