Title

Federal Elections in Ontario (1867-1911): Voting and Census Data

Document Type

Dataset

Publication Date

1980

Survey Date(s)

1867-1911

File Type

Microdata

File Size

2,976 kb

Number of Variables

93

Number of Cases

7,036

Geographic Coverage

Ontario, Canada

Smallest Level of Geographic Coverage

Federal electoral district

Abstract

The Federal Elections in Ontario (1867-1911): Voting and Census Data file was created to enable testing and hypotheses dealing with the effect of religious and ethnic background on voting patterns in Canada.

Since subconstituencies tend to remain relatively stable from election to election, the subconstituency was selected as the basic unit of analysis. Each record consists of election returns data and census figures describing the ethnic and religious background of the subconstituency population. Election results were correlated with figures drawn from the next decennial census. Reports of the Chief Electoral Officer (for each election in the Parliamentary Sessional Papers), served as the source of the returns data.

Notes

Documentation of this dataset is available on the linked page.