Tuesday May 16, 2017

Mapping population density in functional urban areas: a method to downscale population statistics to urban atlas polygons is a 2016 report by the European Union.

Urban Atlas 2012 is a powerful geographical dataset that describes land use/land cover at high spatial resolution for nearly 700 European Functional Urban Areas of more than 50,000 inhabitants in 31 European countries.

The objective of the work described in this report was to enrich the Urban Atlas dataset by including estimates of residential population at the vector polygon level.

For numerous Functional Urban Areas for which population data were previously only available at coarse resolution, these newly released estimates represent a significant increase in spatial resolution, enabling diverse fine scale analyses for the whole Urban Atlas dataset.

(Source: European Union)

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Monday May 08, 2017

Statistics Canada has released the latest Census 2016 data (The Daily), related to age and sex and type of dwellings.

Key findings:

  • From 2011 to 2016, Canada registered the largest increase in the proportion of seniors since Confederation; this increase is the result of the first of baby boomers turning 65
  • More seniors than children under 14: 5.9 million seniors vs. 5.8 million kids
  • Despite the number of seniors, among G7 countries, Canada has a lower rate, with the exception of the U.S.
  • Female population is growing
  • Most common dwelling: single-detached home


Census 2016: Demographic DJ (CBC)
Population trends by age and sex (Stats Can)

(Source: MADGIC staff)

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The National Post published this interactive map, "Cancer in Canada: the new War on Cancer"

Cancer doesn't discriminate; it doesn't care if you are rich or poor, old or young. However, where you live in Canada can determine whether you get sick or whether you die.

They focus on major cancers: breast, prostate, lung, colorectal.

(Source: The National Post)

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