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Women in Canada 2005: A Gender-based Statistical Report, 5th Edition

December 9, 2010: The first of several articles that will comprise the Sixth Edition of Women in Canada has been released by Statistics Canada in PDF and HTML formats only. No decision has been made on whether a printed version will be published. The PDF version of the Sixth Edition's articles can be downloaded free of charge from Statistics Canada's website: http://www.statcan.ca/start.html. We will update this page once Statistics Canada decides on whether or not to publish a hard copy of the Sixth Edition.

Women in Canada 2005    
Format Softcover
Catalogue No. 89-503-XPE 05001
Pages 309
Language English; Aussi disponible en français
Price $49.00
  New Sixth Edition available on-line from Statistics Canada

Prepared by the Target Groups of Statistics Canada under the direction of Editor-in-Chief Colin Lindsay with the assistance of Associate Editor Marcia Almey.
Published by Statistics Canada, 2006.


The fifth edition of Women in Canada provides a comprehensive statistical profile of the evolving status of women in Canadian society. This 300 page report provides a statistical overview of their demographic characteristics, family arrangements, health, education, employment and unpaid work activity, income, housing, and criminal victimization. It also includes separate sections describing the situations of immigrant women, women in the visible minority community, Aboriginal women, senior women and women with disabilities. Supported by more than 65 key colour charts and 190 tables, this report presents this wealth of information in a clear and concise form.

Table of Contents:
  • The Female Population in Canada
  • Family Status
  • Health
  • Education
  • Paid and Unpaid Work
  • Income and Earnings
  • Women and the Criminal Justice System
  • Aboriginal Women in Canada
  • Immigrant Women
  • Women in a Visible Minority
  • Senior Women
  • Women with Disabilities
The report is primarily national in scope, although many key indicators are disaggregated by province and by major census metropolitan area.

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