Historical Statistics of Canada, Second Edition
The second edition of Historical statistics of Canada was jointly produced by the Social Science Federation of Canada and Statistics Canada in 1983. It contains over 1000 statistical tables and documentation on the social, economic and institutional conditions of Canada from the start of Confederation in 1867 to the mid-1970s.
Note: the first edition (Print: CA6 SRA 65H37) has series that were not included in the second edition.
Canada Year Book
Presented in almanac style, the Canada Year Book has tables, charts and analytical articles on every major area of Statistics Canada's expertise. The Canada Year Book is the premier reference on the social and economic life of Canada and its citizens.
- Print: CA1 BS11 C402 (Documents non-circulating)
- Online (Current editions): Statistics Canada (11-402-XWE)
- Online (Historical editions): Historical CYB Collection Online
Census of Canada - 1608 - present
- 1871 Census, Volumes 4 & 5
Volume 4 CA1 BSC X1.C05 1871 v.4 (Documents Reference)
contains a reproduction of census data, 1665 - 1871
Volume 5 CA1 BSC X1.C05 1871 v.5 (Documents Reference)
contains a further census data, 1608 - 1876
- 1931 Census, volume 1
CA1 BSC 31C01 1931 v.1 (Documents Reference)
Contains a guide to early census information:
"Chronological summary of population growth in Canada, with sources of information, 1605-1931", p.133-153
"Tabular statement of census and pre-censal records of Canada prior to 1931", p.1473-1511
- Questions asked in the census:
The 2001 Census Handbook, CA1 BSC 2001C05 (Documents Reference), has a table of questions and when they were asked ("Census Questionnaire Content and Derived Variables Since Confederation", p.29-34). This is useful to determine whether an answer may be found in a given census.
- Historical catalogue of Statistics Canada publications, 1918-1980
CA1 BS11 C512 (Documents Reference)
An index to Statistics Canada and Dominion Bureau of Statistics publications. Includes annotations for each publication.
Statistics also can be found in the Journals and Sessional Papers. For our holdings, see the Canadian Parliamentary Documents - Pre-Confederation guide.
Historical statistics of the United States: Earliest Times to the Present
This 5-volume update of the 1789-1970 edition adds 30 years of data (to 2000) and additional historical content.
- Population (volume 1)
- Work and welfare (volume 2)
- Economic structure and performance (volume 3)
- Economic sectors (volume 4)
- Governance and international relations (volume 5)
Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times 1789 - 1970
Statistical Abstract of the United States, 1878 - present
United States Historical Census Data Browser, 1790 - 1960
Examines state and county level Census Data from 1790-1960.
Gross Product by Industry for the United States and States
Gross Domestic Product by Industry for 1947 - 1999
Gross State Product for 1977 - 1999
- US1 DC130 2001G66 CD-ROM (SSDC)
US Industrial Census: 1850 - 1880
Samples from the US Manuscript Census of Manufactures
The War of the Rebellion: a Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, 1860-1865
Complied in 128 volumes, the Official Records provide the comprehensive, authoritative, and voluminous reference on Civil War operations.
Abstract of British historical statistics
Most series begin in the 18th or 19th centuries
- UK5 UC11 M17 (Documents Reference)
Annual abstract of statistics, 1840 - present
Histpop: Online Historical Population Reports, 1801 - 1937
This collection provides online access to the complete British population reports for Britain and Ireland from 1801 to 1937.
International historical statistics, 1750 - 2000
Three volumes that cover Africa, Asia and Oceania; Europe; and The Americas
- ZZ AA 2003I53, I54, I55 (Documents Reference)
Last Updated: 28 August 2014