Codes and Frequencies
Most IPUMS data transformations are performed using variable harmonization tables that specify how each value in the source data is recoded. Some variables also require programming logic in addition to the harmonization table. The harmonization documents for this variable are:
BPLCA1 indicates the person's place of birth at the province level for Canada.
Comparability — General
Persons enumerated in the Atlantic Provinces and the Territories are not in the universe for the variable in 1991-2001. Those persons did record birthplaces, combined into different categories, in the unharmonized variables; and some categories can be made consistent with BPLCA1. See the unharmonized variables for those samples.
The Yukon, Northwest Territories, and Prince Edward Island are combined in 1991-2001.
The Yukon and Northwest Territories are combined and integrated as "Northern Canada" in 2011.
For the country of birth of foreign-born persons, see BPLCOUNTRY.
- Canada 1971: All persons
- Canada 1981: All persons, excluding inmates
- Canada 1991: Persons not enumerated in the Atlantic Provinces and Territories
- Canada 2001: Persons not enumerated in the Atlantic Provinces and Territories
- Canada 2011: All persons
- Canada: 1852, 1871, 1881, 1891, 1901, 1911, 1971, 1981, 1991, 2001, 2011