Crayon Box Nation – Census 2011 Maps

Today’s Map comes from Leslie Young and Patrick Cain at Global News. With 2011 census data coming out, Patrick made a map showing which language other than English and French is most spoken in each Census Tract for cities across Canada. The map uses a variety of colours that give the sense of a crayon box or a mish-mash mosaic. The map illustrates some very interesting and recognizable patterns, highlighted by the bright colours. For example, the large population of Punjabi speakers in Malton (east Brampton), and the large proportion of Cantonese speakers in Markham, where large South Asian and Chinese populations reside, respectively. The tool utilizes an iframe with Google Maps and also features options for visualizing other forms of data from the Census.



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