Canada's Core Public Infrastructure Survey (CCPI)

Detailed information for 2016

Status:

Active

Frequency:

Occasional

Record number:

5173

The purpose of this survey is to collect statistical information on the inventory, condition, performance and asset management strategies of core public infrastructure assets owned or leased by various levels of the Canadian government or by Indigenous entities.

Description

The purpose of this survey is to collect statistical information on the inventory, condition, performance and asset management strategies of core public infrastructure assets owned or leased by various levels of the Canadian government or by Indigenous entities. The following 9 core public infrastructure assets are assessed:

¿ Bridge and tunnel assets
¿ Culture, recreation and sports facilities
¿ Potable water assets
¿ Public transit assets
¿ Road assets
¿ Public social and affordable housing assets
¿ Solid waste assets
¿ Storm water assets
¿ Wastewater assets

Information from this survey will be used by analysts and policy-makers to better understand the current condition of Canada's core public infrastructure. This will enable all levels of government to develop policies to support Canada's core public infrastructure and help monitor and report progress on desired outcomes.

Reference period: The calendar year

Collection period: During the year following the reference year

Subjects

  • Government

Data sources and methodology

Instrument design

The questionnaire content for this survey was developed jointly by Statistics Canada and Infrastructure Canada. Qualitative testing was performed by the Statistics Canada Questionnaire Design Resource Centre. Testing consisted of cognitive interviews with English and French respondents to assess their understanding of the concepts, terminology, questions and response categories, and their ability and willingness to answer the questions. Questionnaire testing was completed in January and February 2017, as part of the initial feasibility study for Canada's Core Public Infrastructure Survey, 2016.

Sampling

This is a sample survey with a cross-sectional design.

The objective of this survey is to produce estimates describing the inventory, condition, performance and investments related to Canada's core public infrastructure in 2016. Estimates will be produced representing the:

¿ national dimension;
¿ provincial and territorial dimension;
¿ urban and rural dimension; and
¿ size dimension for municipalities

The core of the sample will be represented at the municipal level. A census of all urban municipalities will be carried out. Rural municipalities will be sampled based on size of the municipality. To ensure greater coverage of publicly owned assets, the frame also has representation from the following groups:

1. Regional governments - This group is an extension of municipalities as this level of government can own core infrastructure and provide services to more than one municipality. Some of the more prevalent core infrastructure owned by this group includes public transit; potable water; social and affordable housing; culture, sports and recreation facilities; roads; and bridges and tunnels. A census of all regional government enterprises within the urban core will be undertaken.

2. Provincial and territorial governments - Provincial and territorial ministries that are responsible for the following core assets: roads; bridges and tunnels; social and affordable housing; and culture, recreation and sports facilities are included in the sample.

3. Indigenous entities - This includes First Nation and Northern communities. A sample of this population will be taken to publish national estimates.

The final selection of units will be subject to Statistics Canada's internal guidelines and practices.

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