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Microdata are composed of individual records consisting of a row of numbers (e.g., like the results of survey) that are extracted using statistical analysis programs such as SPSS or SDA.
Canadian Microdata Collections via Statistics Canada DLI (Data Liberation Initiative) [U. of L. Access; Open Licence]
Nesstar - No longer available
Nesstar has been shut down due to the recent website cyber security vulnerability. There will be a new analytical platform available April 1, 2022. In the meantime, to access recently released public use microdata files (PUMFs), please visit the e
StatCan Microdata website
. The microdata and documentation for all PUMFs is available through Statistics Canada’s Electronic File Transfer (EFT).
DLI (Data Liberation Initiative) Available Surveys - Statistics Canada
List of surveys available through the DLI. Documentation is freely available; data must be requested from the
Other DLI Data Products
page describes data-related tools facilitated via the DLI program.
NOTE: Since October 2018, public use microdata files (PUMFs) have been governed by the Statistics Canada Open Licence.
Repository of open and licensed data. Includes more than 1000 Statistics Canada datasets available to the public under the terms of the Statistics Canada Open License.
Canadian Microdata Collections via CHASS [Restricted License]
Canadian Census Analyser This link opens in a new window
Access and tailor your output of Canadian census data, including access to Enumeration Area level Profile Tables, Census Tract level Profile Tables, Provincial and Federal District Profile Tables and the Individual Microdata Files.
World Microdata [Restricted License]
World Microdata [Open Access Data]
UN Data Explorer
Resource for datasets, sources (agency) or topic.
World Bank & IMF Macrodata Open Access Data - UK Data Service
Includes: World Bank World Development Indicators, International Debt Statistics, Africa Development Indicators, IMF International Financial Statistics, Government Finance Statistics, World Economic Outlook, Direction of Trade Statistics & Balance of Payments Statistics.
IPUMS-International is a project dedicated to collecting and distributing census data from around the world.
Microdata Collections - Thematic [Restricted License]
Microdata Collections - Thematic [Open Access Data]