Annual Survey of Investigation and Security Services

Detailed information for 1998

Status:

Inactive

Frequency:

Annual

Record number:

2436

The survey objective is the collection and publication of data necessary for the statistical analysis of the investigation and security services industry.

Data release - Not available

Description

The survey objective is the collection and publication of data necessary for the statistical analysis of the investigation and security services industry. The information from the survey can be used by businesses and trade associations for market analysis and assessment of industry performance, operating characteristics and trends, by government to develop national and regional economic policies, by other users involved in research or policy making and by Statistics Canada for maintaining important data input to the preparation of the Canadian System of National Accounts.

Reference period: Calendar year

Subjects

  • Business, consumer and property services

Data sources and methodology

Sampling

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

The survey frame is drawn from the CFDB (Central Frame Data Base) and encompasses all establishment alive during the reference period. A probability sample is selected stratified by industry, province and size. Size is measured by Gross Revenue. Administrative data are used for imputation and to adjust estimates for non-responses. The statistical unit for tabulation is the establishment

Data sources

Responding to this survey is voluntary.

Data are collected directly from survey respondents and extracted from administrative files.

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View the Questionnaire(s) and reporting guide(s) .

Imputation

Administrative data are used for imputation and to adjust estimates for non-responses. The statistical unit for tabulation is the establishment

Quality evaluation

Industry estimates are influenced by the attribution of a firm's data to a single industry even though it may be engaged in more than one indusrtial activity. Provincial estimates are influenced by the sampling method used of estimate unincoprporated business income. Unincorporated business income estimates were drawn from a sample at the Canada level and as result, the sample characteristics at the province level may be less than optimum, particularly for the smaller provinces.

Disclosure control

Statistics Canada is prohibited by law from releasing any information it collects that could identify any person, business, or organization, unless consent has been given by the respondent or as permitted by the Statistics Act. Various confidentiality rules are applied to all data that are released or published to prevent the publication or disclosure of any information deemed confidential. If necessary, data are suppressed to prevent direct or residual disclosure of identifiable data.

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