Survey of Payday Loan Services (PDLSS)

Detailed information for 2005

Status:

Inactive

Frequency:

One Time

Record number:

5105

The primary objective of this survey is to provide reliable and statistically valid information at a national level on:
- Canadians' motivations for using payday loans;
- the alternatives to payday loans, if any, that these Canadians have; and
- Canadians' experience with, and knowledge of, the payday loan industry.

Data release - Since the expected response rate was not achieved, it was decided that no final output and analysis of results for the study could be released to the public.

Description

The Office of Consumer Affairs (OCA), within Industry Canada, has contracted the Special Surveys Division of Statistics Canada to carry out the Survey of Payday Loan Services.

The primary objective of the Survey of Payday Loan Services is to provide reliable and statistically valid information at a national level on:
- Canadians' motivations for using payday loans;
- the alternatives to payday loans, if any, that these Canadians have; and
- Canadians' experience with, and knowledge of, the payday loan industry.

Subjects

  • Business, consumer and property services
  • Household assets, debts and wealth
  • Income, pensions, spending and wealth
  • Personal services

Data sources and methodology

Target population

The 138 responding households from the Survey of Financial Security, 2005 (see record number 2620) who answered 'yes' to question K8 as the target population for the PDLSS frame and sample.

Sampling

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

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.

Revisions and seasonal adjustment

This methodology type does not apply to this statistical program.

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