Technical Notes

The data presented in this report are derived primarily from The Atlantic Groundfish Strategy (TAGS) Database of the Department of Human Resources Development Canada. Unless otherwise specified, all data are effective as of May 30, 1997. Figures may change due to HRDC's evaluation and program review.

The Census Consolidated Subdivisions (CCS) are areas defined by Statistics Canada to enable the organization and presentation of data into small geographic regions. In this report, the data are sub-divided into 80 areas, each of which is delineated using an alphanumeric code (for example 1A). The CCS represents the smallest unit of geography in which meaningful and accurate TAGS data can be presented for all areas of the Province.

HRDC operates fifteen Human Resource Centres of Canada (HRCC). Each of these consists of a HRCC office responsible for the overall provision of programs and services to clients in that area. The HRCC area is not necessarily the place of residence of an individual. For example, there are 510 TAGS clients currently living outside the Province. In this report, these clients are included within a Provincial HRCC.

Economic Zones are geographic areas defined by the Task Force on Community Economic Development to facilitate economic planning and development at an appropriate level of geographic organization. There are 20 Economic Zones in the Province.

The data for CCSs and Economic Zones were created using the mailing address postal code of individual clients. Adjustments have been made where postal codes overlap the boundaries of these areas.

The source population refers to all persons in a region or area who were 15 years of age or over when the 1991 Census was taken. These are the most recent age-specific population estimates available for small areas of the Province.

TAGS permits clients to earn the equivalent of 50 percent of their eligible benefit in fishing income and 25 percent of employment income from other sources before the earnings reduce the TAGS benefit amount. Those who have earned income below the allowable amount are not included in the HRDC pay data used in this report.

The EI Reach Back figures contained herein are based on clients who were eligible for Employment Insurance (EI) in a 3 year reference period even though the provision does consider one type of claim - parental - for up to a 5 year period. Therefore, a small number of such claimants may be excluded from these analyses.

In this report all numbers are rounded to the nearest 10 in order to protect the privacy of individuals. For this reason, the data presented will not sum to the total in some instances.

.. indicates less than 5 persons were counted in an area.
... indicates percentages are suppressed.