Data Analysis: 2006 Census Purpose of the assignment The purpose of this assignment is to engage in an analysis of similarities and differences in geographic data based on statistics gathered from the 2006 Canadian census. Looking at data from Halifax, Sherbrooke, Oshawa and Regina, it is possible to identify patterns which help to explain regional differences in population characteristics. For the purpose of this exercise, this paper focusses on findings related to family composition characteristics, specifically those associated with marriage and children and the relationship between the two. The following graphs illustrate differences in the four cities noted above. Discussion of the patterns emerging from the graphs The graphs...The end:
.....the population views marriage, in that there are areas of the country that clearly do not necessitate a connection between a marriage ceremony and the start of a family. This may be connected to changing social values and a decrease in social controls that are connected with the development of a family, or they may be linked to cultural concerns. Sherbrooke, being connected with a French cultural background may have entirely distinct ways of thinking about marriage than cities with different cultural backgrounds. Only with an in-depth study of all available statistics, as well as a qualitative analysis, would the situation be able to be assessed succinctly. References Government of Canada. Census Data. Ottawa ON: Government of Canada, 2006.