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Statistics Canada

This guide will give you an introduction to using the STATISTICS CANADA webpage to find interactive data tables, microdata and data visualizations, maps and more on a wide range of subjects.

Customize a table

Customize table is the first level of customization. Most tables have at least one dropdown that will allow you to change one element at a time. The most common will be geography. In this example, we have Geography and Age. 

To customize. 

1. Select an option from the dropdown 

2. Click Apply

3. The table will change to show only the selected information. 

To return to the default select the topmost selection of each category.

 

Table: Health characteristics of seniors aged 65 and over, Canadian Health Survey on Seniors, two-year period estimates

Add/Remove Data from Table

Table: Health characteristics of seniors aged 65 and over, Canadian Health Survey on Seniors, two-year period estimates

Add/Remove data is the second level of customization, here we can select WHICH variables we want to be displayed on the table.

1. Clicking the Add/Remove Data button to open the interactive function

  • The available variables that can be adjusted will be on tabs horizontally. 
  • Sections can be expanded and collapsed by clicking on the + and - symbols.
  • Use the search box to find a variable in the list, this does not select it(click reset to return to the full list of options)

On this tab, you can select Canada or a combination of provinces and territories. (This variable was available in Customize table, but you could only select one option)

Select which characteristics you want in your table. (This variable was available in Customize table, but you could only select one option)

 

The following variables are not available in Customize table. 

Due to the length of the list of options for this variable you now have the ability to select how many of them you want to see in the list. Ex. Show 10 members.

You can also scroll through this list by clicking on the V... at the bottom of the list.

Customize layout is a special tab that will enable you to determine which information will be displayed in rows and which in columns. 

(note: indicators changed to make a more manageable screenshot)

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