European Trade, Tourism, and Trade Schools

This week on Mean, Median, and Moose, all things European! Canada-Europe Trade Statistics Canada provides detailed information on goods and services trade between Canada and its trading partners throughout the world. Let’s take a look at trade with Europe. Trade in Services  The UK is the standout in terms of services trade with Canada –Continue reading “European Trade, Tourism, and Trade Schools”

Sneakerwaves, Storms, and Surprises

Today on Mean, Median and Moose, we have data on climate, disasters, and the weather. Car accidents and the weather The Transport Canada National Collision Database provides detailed statistics for Canadian motor vehicle accidents for the period between 1999 to 2019. There are a variety of measures you can slice and dice the data onContinue reading “Sneakerwaves, Storms, and Surprises”

Cars, Cash, and Coefficients

This month on Mean, Median, and Moose we look at a smorgasbord of economic indicators! New Motor Vehicle Sales If you drive past your local auto dealer regularly, you might notice how many cars are or not on the lot over the span of a few months. Sales of new motor vehicles is a keyContinue reading “Cars, Cash, and Coefficients”

Social Media in Canada

This month we are looking at data on social media in Canada. Social Media in Canada in 2022 Social media has continuously evolved since its inception, from the early days of Friendster and MySpace to the platforms of today. The Social Media Lab at the Toronto Metropolitan University studies this evolution and its implications forContinue reading “Social Media in Canada”

Twelve Datasets of Christmas 2022

It’s Christmas at Mean, Median and Moose! That means we’ll stretch ourselves to finding twelve Christmas related data sets. Let’s see what we managed to find this year! If you want to see 2021’s charts you can find them here. iTunes Charts Let’s start with looking at the top 10 ranked movies on iTunes overContinue reading “Twelve Datasets of Christmas 2022”

Retirements, Return to office and RoundTrips

This month we are looking at data on pandemic impacts in Canada. Shifting Remote – Productivity and Preferences Perhaps one of the most talked about effects of the COVID-19 pandemic has been the overwhelming and almost overnight shift to remote work that occurred at the beginning of the pandemic, forced by public health measures andContinue reading “Retirements, Return to office and RoundTrips”

Money, Marriage, and Millionaires

This month on Mean, Median and Moose we look at income in Canada through four lenses: choosing you partner, measures of low income, what people who make different amounts spend their money on, and taxes. Income between married and common law partners Statistics Canada collected data in the 2016 census on the differences in incomeContinue reading “Money, Marriage, and Millionaires”

Donations, Divisions, and Disrespect

This month on Mean, Median, and Moose, we’ll look at the Ontario election in three different ways: fundraising, districts, and trolls on social media. Political financial contributions Elections Ontario collects and reports on all contributions to political parties and campaigns in Ontario. You can see the data at this link. We decided to take aContinue reading “Donations, Divisions, and Disrespect”

Instagram, Influencers, and the Informal Economy

In this month’s Mean, Median, and Moose we explore the gig economy in Canada. Measuring the Gig Economy in Canada There has been little research into the extent of the gig economy in Canada. Statistics Canada asked some questions as part of the October 2016 Labour Force Survey – whether a respondent had offered orContinue reading “Instagram, Influencers, and the Informal Economy”

Rallies, Rebels and Revolutions

This month we’ll be talking about protest movements in Canada. The inspiration for this month’s topic was the “Freedom Convoy” protests that took place from late January to mid-February. We wanted to see how it compared to other protests in Canada and around the world. Freedom Convoy Timelines During the protests it seemed like theContinue reading “Rallies, Rebels and Revolutions”