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Canadian business patterns (CBP): product review Laine G.M. Ruus Data Library Service, University of Toronto Ontario DLI Training Guelph University, Guelph, ON April 12, 2006
Canadian business patterns (61F0040XCB) Where does it come from Whats in it? Whats it useful for?
Where does it come from? Collected via the Business Register (BR) (SDDS 1105) a complete, up to date and unduplicated list on all active businesses in Canada that have a corporate income tax (T2) account, are an employer or have a GST account with an annual gross business income of over $30.000 Response is mandatory
Where does it come from (contd) includes incorporated businesses, unincorporated businesses, commercial enterprises, non-profit organizations, religious organizations, government departments and government institutions data from Canada Customs and Revenue (CCRA) Business Number file Corporate income tax account Employer deduction accounts updated on an on-going basis
Products from the Business Register: CANSIM one table only (178-0001) the variable used to compute establishment size quarterly, available 1980 – latest by province/territory and super-provincial region Canadian business patterns (CBP; 61F0040XCB) produced every 6 months distributed to DLI, Beyond 20/20 format Variables not available from the BR: gross business income identification variables contact variables
CANSIM contains one table from the Business Register:
Whats in Canadian Business Patterns? CBP contains 5 variables: Time (date): annual files 1988-2001; semi- annual 2002 (June) to latest Geography: province/territory 1988-latest; CMA/CA 1998-latest; CD/CSD 2001-latest Industry classification: SIC 1988- 2004(June); NAICS 1998-latest Size of company (measured as number of employees, grouped) Establishment count (number of establishments)
Discrete tables by date, geographic level, and level of industry classification detail
Each table shows establishments by employee size range, industry category, and geographic area
What is it used for? statistics on economic development (by sector) information on number of jobs (as opposed to number of employed) heavily used by such departments as Geography, Management, Economics
Q: But how do I get number of jobs, the CBP gives number of businesses? A: Step 1: calculate the midpoints of each size category Step 2: multiply the number of businesses in each size category by the midpoint of that category
Original lower limit Original upper limit (TLL+TUL)/2
Estimating from Canadian business patterns, Dec. 2005 Size categories
How well do CBP-based estimates approximate census data?
Employed by industry, NAICS 1997 : CSD-level profile, 2001 Census of population
Employed by industry, NAICS 1997 : place of work, 2001 Census of population
Estimated from Canadian business patterns, Dec. 2001
Where to find out more: Statistics Canada Business Register – a brief guide http://www.statcan.ca/english/sdds/document/110 5_D2_T1_V1_E.pdf Definitions and concepts used in Business Register http://prod.library.utoronto.ca:8090/datalib/codeb ooks/cstdli/cbp/2005_dec/brengl3.pdf (also found in the CBP.zip file available from DLI)
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