Physical flow account for water use [38100250]


Data source: Statistics Canada, Environment, Energy and Transportation Statistics Division Includes an estimate for water use and leakages by water treatment and distribution systems. Includes an estimate for residential use of water produced by drinking water plants and for well water. The amount of municipal water use that is not residential and not assigned to industries in the Industrial Water Use Survey is distributed across the remaining industries based on expenditure data for water supplied through mains from the input-output accounts. Household water use is based on the municipal water supply from Statistics Canada's Survey of Drinking Water Treatment Plants combined with an estimate from the producers of the proportion of this water supply that serves households. In addition, the water use of households not served by the municipal supply is estimated based on average household consumption figures. This table is published using the 2011 input-output industry codes (IOIC). The input-output tables are built around three classification systems: the Input-Output Industry Classification (IOIC) for industries, the Input-Output Commodity Classification (IOCC) for products (goods and services) and the Input-Output Final Demand Classification (IOFDC) for final demand categories. The Input-Output Industry Classification (IOIC) is based on the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) and the Input-Output Commodity Classification (IOCC) is based on the North American Products Classification System (NAPCS). The Input-Output Final Demand Classification is based on the Classification of Individual Consumption by Purpose (COICOP) for the personal expenditure categories and the North American Industry Classification (NAICS) for the gross fixed capital formation categories. The classifications of the Input-Output tables can be found at the following link The alphanumeric codes appearing in square brackets besides each industry title represent the Input-Output Industry Classification (IOIC) codes. The IOIC identifies both institutional sectors and industries based on the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). The first two characters of the IOIC alphanumeric codes represent the sector. IOIC codes beginning with a BS represent business sector industries, codes beginning with an NP represent Non-Profit Institutions Serving Household (NPISH) sector industries, and codes beginning with a GS represent government sector industries. This table replaces table 38-10-0118-01. Totals may not add due to rounding. The estimate for water use does not include the use of water for hydro-electricity production. Data for 2009 are based on input-output tables, while data for 2011 onwards are based on the supply and use tables: comparisons with the 2009 data should be done with caution. For more information on the concepts, sources and methods, please consult the Water use account section of the Methodological guide: Canadian System of Environmental-Economic Accounting (16-509-X). Data for 2009, 2011 and 2013 were revised in July 2018. Data for 2015 were revised in January 2019.

Updated by DBnomics on
April 30, 2020

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Dimensions codes and labels
[freq] Frequency
  • [A] Annual
[geogr] Geography
  • [geogr_1] Canada
[secto] Sector
  • [secto_68] Accommodation and food services [BS72000]
  • [secto_62] Administrative and support services [BS56100]
  • [secto_75] Advertising, promotion, meals, entertainment, and travel [FC20000]
  • [secto_61] Advertising, public relations and related services [BS54180]
  • [secto_40] Air transportation [BS48100]
  • [secto_34] Animal production [BS112]
  • [secto_66] Arts, entertainment and recreation [BS71000]
  • [secto_18] Beverage and tobacco product manufacturing [BS312]
  • [secto_26] Chemical manufacturing [BS325]
  • [secto_20] Clothing and leather and allied product manufacturing [BS31B]
  • [secto_89] Coal mining [BS21210]
  • [secto_13] Communication engineering construction [BS23C40]
  • [secto_32] Computer and electronic product manufacturing [BS334]
  • [secto_60] Computer systems design and other professional, scientific and technical services [BS541D0]
  • [secto_23] Crop production [BS111]
  • [secto_52] Depository credit intermediation and monetary authorities [BS52B00]
  • [secto_83] Educational services (except universities) [GS611B0]
  • [secto_64] Educational services [BS61000]
  • [secto_11] Electric power engineering construction [BS23C30]
  • [secto_5] Electric power generation, transmission and distribution [BS22110]
  • [secto_33] Electrical equipment and component manufacturing [BS335]
  • [secto_30] Fabricated metal product manufacturing [BS332]
  • [secto_56] Fishing, hunting and trapping [BS11400]
  • [secto_17] Food manufacturing [BS311]
  • [secto_45] Forestry and logging [BS11300]
  • [secto_36] Furniture and related product manufacturing [BS337]
  • [secto_65] Health care and social assistance [BS62000]
  • [secto_85] Hospitals [GS62200]
  • [secto_92] Households
  • [secto_53] Insurance carriers [BS52410]
  • [secto_59] Legal, accounting and architectural, engineering and related services [BS541C0]
  • [secto_54] Lessors of real estate [BS53110]
  • [secto_31] Machinery manufacturing [BS333]
  • [secto_2] Metal ore mining [BS21220]
  • [secto_37] Miscellaneous manufacturing [BS339]
  • [secto_82] Miscellaneous non-profit institutions serving households [NPA0000]
  • [secto_49] Motion picture and sound recording industries [BS51200]
  • [secto_6] Natural gas distribution, water, sewage and other systems [BS221A0]
  • [secto_3] Non-metallic mineral mining and quarrying [BS21230]
  • [secto_28] Non-metallic mineral product manufacturing [BS327]
  • [secto_80] Non-profit arts, entertainment and recreation [NP71000]
  • [secto_77] Non-profit education services [NP61000]
  • [secto_79] Non-profit social assistance [NP62400]
  • [secto_8] Non-residential building construction [BS23B00]
  • [secto_86] Nursing and residential care facilities [GS62300]
  • [secto_74] Office supplies [FC13000]
  • [secto_10] Oil and gas engineering construction [BS23C20]
  • [secto_78] Oil and gas extraction [BS21100]
  • [secto_73] Operating supplies [FC12000]
  • [secto_91] Other aboriginal government services [GS91400]
  • [secto_16] Other activities of the construction industry [BS23E00]
  • [secto_14] Other engineering construction [BS23C50]
  • [secto_87] Other federal government services [GS91100]
  • [secto_58] Other finance, insurance and real estate services and management of companies and enterprises [BS5A000]
  • [secto_90] Other municipal government services [GS91300]
  • [secto_88] Other provincial and territorial government services [GS91200]
  • [secto_55] Owner-occupied dwellings [BS5311A]
  • [secto_22] Paper manufacturing [BS322]
  • [secto_70] Personal services and private households [BS81A00]
  • [secto_25] Petroleum and coal product manufacturing [BS324]
  • [secto_46] Pipeline transportation [BS48600]
  • [secto_27] Plastic and rubber products manufacturing [BS326]
  • [secto_47] Postal service and couriers and messengers [BS49A00]
  • [secto_29] Primary metal manufacturing [BS331]
  • [secto_24] Printing and related support activities [BS323]
  • [secto_71] Professional and similar organisations [BS81300]
  • [secto_51] Publishing, pay and specialty services, telecommunications and other information services [BS51B00]
  • [secto_50] Radio and television broadcasting [BS51510]
  • [secto_41] Rail transportation [BS48200]
  • [secto_81] Religious organizations [NP81310]
  • [secto_57] Rental and leasing services and lessors of non-financial intangible assets (except copyrighted works) [BS53B00]
  • [secto_69] Repair and maintenance [BS81100]
  • [secto_72] Repair and maintenance [FC11000]
  • [secto_15] Repair construction [BS23D00]
  • [secto_7] Residential building construction [BS23A00]
  • [secto_39] Retail trade [BS4A000]
  • [secto_67] Support activities for agriculture and forestry [BS11500]
  • [secto_4] Support activities for mining and oil and gas extraction [BS21300]
  • [secto_19] Textile and textile product mills [BS31A]
  • [secto_12] Total, industries
  • [secto_1] Total, industries and households
  • [secto_44] Transit, ground passenger and scenic and sightseeing transportation, taxi and limousine service and support activities for transportation [BS48B00]
  • [secto_9] Transportation engineering construction [BS23C10]
  • [secto_35] Transportation equipment manufacturing [BS336]
  • [secto_76] Transportation margins [FC30000]
  • [secto_43] Truck transportation [BS48400]
  • [secto_84] Universities [GS61130]
  • [secto_48] Warehousing and storage [BS49300]
  • [secto_63] Waste management and remediation services [BS56200]
  • [secto_42] Water transportation [BS48300]
  • [secto_38] Wholesale trade [BS41000]
  • [secto_21] Wood product manufacturing [BS321]
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