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Table 1 Socio-demographic and Geographic Attributes in the IRCC-PR Database, January 1, 1985 to December 31, 2012a

From: Describing the linkages of the immigration, refugees and citizenship Canada permanent resident data and vital statistics death registry to Ontario’s administrative health database

  Linked Unlinked Standardized Difference Linkage Rate (%)
  N % N %
Overall 2692178   425156   NA 86.4
Age
 0–14 562971 20.9 94066 22.1 0.03 85.7
 15-–24 444631 16.5 63434 14.9 0.04 87.5
 25–44 1246212 46.3 210673 49.6 0.07 85.5
 45–64 333864 12.4 43401 10.2 0.07 88.5
 65–84 101206 3.8 11486 2.7 0.06 89.8
 85+ 3293 0.1 2073 0.5 0.07 61.4
 Missing 1 0 23 0 0.01 4.2
Sex
 Female 1371981 51.0 229325 53.9 0.06 85.7
 Male 1320197 49.0 195365 46.0 0.06 87.1
 Missing 0 0 466 0.1 0.05 0
Year of Landing
 1985–1989 279144 10.4 89577 21.1 0.30 75.7
 1990–1994 544215 20.2 81689 19.2 0.03 86.9
 1995–1999 475300 17.7 74667 17.6 0 86.4
 2000–2004 589321 21.9 71234 16.8 0.13 89.2
 2005–2012 804198 29.9 107989 25.4 0.10 88.2
Immigration Class
 Family Class 946189 35.1 108446 25.5 0.21 89.7
 Economic Immigrants 1277970 47.5 270399 63.6 0.33 82.5
 Refugees/Asylum Seekers 405039 15.0 36974 8.7 0.20 91.6
 Other 42896 1.6 5455 1.3 0.03 88.7
 No categorization 20084 0.7 3882 0.9 0.02 83.8
Marital Status
 Married/Common-Law 1364683 50.7 210753 49.6 0.02 86.6
 Single 1209074 44.9 200247 47.1 0.04 85.8
 Widowed/Divorced/Separated 117987 4.4 14075 3.3 0.06 89.3
 Missing 434 0 81 0 0 84.3
Region of Birth
 Americas
  North America 66963 2.5 16521 3.9 0.08 80.2
  Central America 53667 2.0 6402 1.5 0.04 89.3
  Caribbean/Bermuda 154328 5.7 12360 2.9 0.14 92.6
  South America 132972 4.9 15087 3.5 0.07 89.8
 Europe
  Western Europe 31213 1.2 6961 1.6 0.04 81.8
  North Europe 71056 2.6 13471 3.2 0.03 84.1
  Eastern Europe 241900 9.0 23958 5.6 0.13 91.0
  Southern Europe 116687 4.3 12948 3.0 0.07 90.0
 Asia and Pacific
  West Central Asia and the Middle East 293208 10.9 39958 9.4 0.05 88.0
  Eastern Asia 451486 16.8 127466 30.0 0.32 78.0
  South East Asia 254888 9.5 37163 8.7 0.03 87.3
  Southern Asia 612233 22.7 82627 19.4 0.08 88.1
  Oceania 8340 0.3 1467 0.3 0.01 85.0
 Africa
  Western Africa 41188 1.5 4068 1.0 0.05 91.0
  Northern Africa 49382 1.8 11072 2.6 0.05 81.7
  Central Africa 10155 0.4 1310 0.3 0.01 88.6
  Eastern Africa 87149 3.2 9538 2.2 0.06 90.1
  Southern Africa 14559 0.5 2401 0.6 0 85.8
 Country not stated 804 0 378 0.1 0.02 68.0