Welcome to the Geoffrey R. Weller guide to finding data and statistics, with a focus on Canadian information.
This guide covers finding data and statistics from surveys and censuses, focused on the population of Canada.
Are you looking to find out characteristics of a population or group - maybe the median income in your neighborhood, or the prevalence of a specific disease? You'll want to check out the Statistics section.
Looking for data you can analyze yourself, using software like Excel of SPSS? The Data section is where you want to look.
In these data sets, each individual respondent will be represented by a row, and each column will represent the answer to a question asked on the survey. For example:
Each row above represents a person, and each column represents a variable, or answer to a question. Of course, the data sets available here are much bigger, with thousands of rows and hundreds of columns.
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