Microdata

What is microdata?
Microdata, or individual-level data, contains a dataset record for each unit in the study. Depending on the study, the unit of analysis may be the person, household, family, business, etc. Microdata files can be used to answer research questions involving statistical analysis.

Finding microdata

  • Check out our Microdata guide (sidebar menu) for Canadian and international microdata sources
  • Key Canadian microdata collections are found in the odesi data portal. We recommend starting here first for Canadian data!
  • Use the search options below to identify additional microdata files held in the Map & Data Library's collection or publicly available online
Country:
Africa
Subjects:
  • Economics and finance
  • Political Science
  • Social issues

American Hospital Association (AHA)

Country:
United States
Date of collection:
1990
Subjects:
  • Health

American Hospital Association (AHA)

Country:
United States
Date of collection:
1995
Subjects:
  • Health

American Hospital Association (AHA)

Country:
United States
Date of collection:
2000
Subjects:
  • Health

York University. Institute for Social Research

Country:
Canada
Date of collection:
1988 Sep to 1988 Nov
Subjects:
  • Health
  • Social issues

University of Alberta. Department of Sociology. Population Research Laboratory

Country:
Canada, Alberta
Subjects:
  • Demography
  • Health
  • Social issues

U.S Census Bureau

Country:
United States
Subjects:
  • Housing & real estate

Institute for Social Research

Country:
United States
Subjects:
  • Elections
  • Public opinion polls

Angus Reid Group, Inc.

Country:
Canada
Date of collection:
1994 Jul 7th to 1994 Jul 14th
Subjects:
  • Environment
  • Public opinion polls

Arab Barometer

Country:
Asia
Subjects:
  • Demography
  • Economics and finance
  • Political Science
  • Religion
Country:
Asia
Subjects:
  • Crime and justice
  • Demography
  • Economics and finance
  • Political Science
  • Social issues

Association of Religion Data Archives (ARDA)

Country:
International, United States
Subjects:
  • Religion

Sniderman, Paul M., Joseph F. Fletcher, Peter H. Russell, & Philip E. Tetlock

Country:
Canada
Date of collection:
1987 Mar to 1987 Dec
Subjects:
  • Crime and justice
  • Political Science
  • Public opinion polls
  • Social issues
Country:
Australia

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Country:
United States
Date of collection:
1984, 2015
Subjects:
  • Health
  • Social issues

Social Surveys (Gallup Poll) Ltd.

Country:
Great Britain/United Kingdom
Date of collection:
1982 Jan
Subjects:
  • Consumer behaviour
  • Political Science
  • Public opinion polls

Social Surveys (Gallup Poll) Ltd.

Country:
Great Britain/United Kingdom
Date of collection:
1988 Nov 22nd to 1988 Nov 28th
Subjects:
  • Elections
  • Political Science
  • Public opinion polls
  • Social issues

Statistics Canada

Country:
Canada
Subjects:
  • Health

Varies

Country:
Canada
Subjects:
  • Elections
  • Public opinion polls

Gallup Canada Ltd.

Country:
Canada
Subjects:
  • Public opinion polls
  • Social issues

Raymond Breton, Paul Reed, Norbert Hartmann, and Jos Lennards

Country:
Canada
Date of collection:
1997 Mar 11th to 1997 Mar 31st
Subjects:
  • Political Science
  • Public opinion polls
  • Social issues

Université d'Ottawa

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Health Canada

Country:
Canada
Subjects:
  • Aging
  • Health

India. Office of the Registrar General and Census Commissioner

Country:
India
Subjects:
  • International Censuses

University of Chicago. Booth School of Business. Center for Research in Security Prices

Country:
United States
Subjects:
  • Business
  • Economics and finance
  • Historical statistics

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Survey Research Center

Country:
China
Date of collection:
2003
Subjects:
  • Demography
  • Education
  • Ethnicity
  • Income
  • Labour
Country:
International
Subjects:
  • Elections
  • Political Science

S&P Capital IQ

Country:
United States, Canada
Subjects:
  • Business
  • Economics and finance
  • Historical statistics

U.S. Department of Agriculture. Agricultural Research Service

Country:
United States
Date of collection:
1994 to 1998
Subjects:
  • Health

Statistics Canada. Special Surveys Division

Country:
Canada
Date of collection:
1982 Jan 14th to 1982 Feb 27th
Subjects:
  • Crime and justice
Country:
International
Subjects:
  • Consumer behaviour
  • Crime and justice
  • Demography
  • Economics and finance
  • Education
  • Health
  • Income
  • International Censuses
  • Labour
  • Social issues
  • Vital statistics

The Ontario Tobacco Research Unit

Country:
Canada
Subjects:
  • Health
Country:
International
Subjects:
  • Media

Ontario. Ministry of Education

Country:
Canada
Date of collection:
1987
Subjects:
  • Education
  • Social issues
Country:
International
Subjects:
  • Business
  • Consumer behaviour
  • Economics and finance
  • Income
  • Labour

Voter News Service (VNS)

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National Election Pool

Country:
United States
Date of collection:
2000, 2004
Subjects:
  • Elections

Michelson, William M., Department of Sociology, University of Toronto

Country:
Toronto
Date of collection:
1979 to 1980
Subjects:
  • Culture and leisure
  • Labour
  • Women

Johnston, Richard. Department of Political Science. University of British Columbia

Country:
Canada
Date of collection:
2000 to 2001
Subjects:
  • Economics and finance
  • Political Science
  • Social issues

European Commission

Country:
Europe
Subjects:
  • Consumer behaviour
  • Crime and justice
  • Culture and leisure
  • Economics and finance
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Gender
  • Labour
  • Natural resources
  • Political Science
  • Public opinion polls
  • Sciences
  • Social issues
  • Transportation

European Social Survey European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ESS ERIC)

Country:
International
Subjects:
  • Demography
  • Ethnicity
  • Health
  • Immigration
  • Media
  • Political Science
  • Public opinion polls
  • Religion
  • Social issues

European Values project

Country:
Europe
Date of collection:
1981 to 2008
Subjects:
  • Ethnicity
  • Labour
  • Political Science
  • Public opinion polls
  • Religion
  • Social issues

United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)

Country:
International
Subjects:
  • Demography
  • Health
  • Women

Dansk Data Arkiv

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DIS-Danmark

Country:
International
Date of collection:
1801
Subjects:
  • Demography
  • International Censuses

Forum Research Inc.

Country:
Canada, Ontario, Toronto
Subjects:
  • Public opinion polls

Statistics Canada. General Social Surveys Division

Country:
Canada
Date of collection:
1985 to 2006
Subjects:
  • Aging
  • Children and youth
  • Culture and leisure
  • Demography
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Income
  • Labour
  • Religion
  • Social issues
  • Sports
Country:
International
Subjects:
  • Economics and finance
  • Political Science
  • Social issues
Country:
International, United States
Subjects:
  • Economics and finance

National Opinion Research Center (NORC)

Country:
United States
Subjects:
  • Children and youth
  • Crime and justice
  • Culture and leisure
  • Demography
  • Environment
  • Ethnicity
  • Gender
  • Health
  • Historical statistics
  • Income
  • Labour
  • Religion
  • Social issues
  • Telecommunications
  • Women

Wunch Lab (Department of Physics, University of Toronto)

Country:
Toronto
Subjects:
  • Environment
  • Sciences
Country:
International

George H. Gallup International Institute

Country:
International
Date of collection:
1992 Jan to 1992 Mar
Subjects:
  • Environment
  • International Censuses
  • Public opinion polls
Country:
Canada, International, United States

IHS Markit

Country:
Canada, International, United States
Subjects:
  • Economics and finance
  • Historical statistics

Central Statistics Office (Industrial Statistics Wing), Ministry of Statistics and PI, Government of India.

Country:
India
Subjects:
  • Manufacturing

India. Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation

Country:
India
Subjects:
  • Agriculture
  • Business
  • Consumer behaviour
  • Demography
  • Economics and finance
  • Historical statistics
  • Labour
  • Manufacturing

United Nations. Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI)

Country:
International
Subjects:
  • Crime and justice