Intercity and Rural Passenger Bus Survey

Detailed information for December 1994





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This monthly survey covers those establishments with annual revenue of $1,000,000 and over as recorded in Passenger Bus Statistics (record number 2743).

Data release - February 13, 1995 (released in Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 53-003-X)


This monthly survey covers those establishments with annual revenue of $1,000,000 and over as recorded in Passenger Bus Statistics (record number 2743).

The survey was replaced by the new quarterly Passenger Bus/Urban Transit Survey (record number 2797) commencing with the first quarter of 1995.

Statistical activity

This statistical activity is part of a set of surveys measuring various aspects of activities related to the movement of people and goods. These surveys are grouped as follows:

Transportation by air includes records related to the movement of aircraft, passengers and cargo by air for both Canadian and foreign air carriers operating in Canada as well as the financial and operating characteristics of Canadian air carriers. These data are produced by the Aviation Statistics Centre.

Transportation by rail includes records relating to rail transportation in Canada, and between the United States and Canada.

Transportation by road includes records relating to all road transport in Canada. In addition to surveying carriers and owners of registered motor vehicles, certain programs rely on aggregation of provincial and territorial administrative records.


  • Transportation
  • Transportation by road

Data sources and methodology


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

Data sources

Responding to this survey is mandatory.

Data are collected directly from survey respondents.

Monthly questionnaires are sent to all establishments who reported earnings of $1,000,000 or more annually from passenger bus (intercity and rural) operations in the Passenger Bus Statistics (annual) (record number 2743).


Missing data are estimated from previous month same year, or same month previous year, or are derived from Passenger Bus Statistics (Annual) (record number 2743).


This methodology type does not apply to this statistical program.

Quality evaluation

Revenue classifications were based on the total transportation revenues earned by the establishments in the year preceeding the survey period. For tabulation purposes, data concerning bus establishments operating internationally and interprovincially, were allocated to the location of their head office. Bus establishments domiciled in the United States which could not provide separate statistics for their Canadian operations were excluded from tabulations, resulting in an understatement of the local bus activity. Since all establishments do not keep financial and administrative records according to a uniform accounting procedure, individual judgement may result in minor variation in the interpretation of accounts.

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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