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:
International
Subjects:
  • International Censuses
  • Social issues

International Social Survey Programme (ISSP)

Country:
International
Date of collection:
1985 to 2016
Subjects:
  • Demography
  • Political Science
  • Social issues
Country:
Africa
Subjects:
  • Demography
  • International Censuses

Statistics Canada (12-205-xcb)

Country:
Canada
Subjects:
  • Consumer behaviour
  • Culture and leisure
  • Demography
  • Education
  • Health
  • Immigration
  • Income
  • Labour
  • Language
  • Manufacturing

IPUMS

Country:
United States
Subjects:
  • Demography
  • Labour

IPUMS

Country:
Africa, India
Subjects:
  • Children and youth
  • Health
  • Vital statistics
  • Women

IPUMS

Country:
United States
Subjects:
  • Health
Country:
United States
Subjects:
  • Sciences

IPUMS

Country:
International
Subjects:
  • Demography
  • International Censuses

IPUMS

Country:
International
Subjects:
  • Demography
  • International Censuses

Minnesota Population Center, University of Minnesota

Country:
International
Subjects:
  • Demography
  • Environment
  • Natural resources

IPUMS

Country:
Europe, United States, Canada

IPUMS

Country:
United States
Subjects:
  • Demography
  • International Censuses

ZA: Zentralarchiv fuer empirische Sozialforschung

ZA: Zentralarchiv fuer empirische Sozialforschung

Statistics Canada

Country:
Canada
Subjects:
  • Labour

Latinobarómetro

Country:
South America
Subjects:
  • Demography
  • Economics and finance
  • Political Science
  • Social issues
  • Telecommunications
Date of collection:
1993 to 2019
Subjects:
  • Language

CentERdata. Institute for data collection and research. Measurement and Experimentation in the Social Sciences (MESS) project. 

Country:
Netherlands
Subjects:
  • Consumer behaviour
  • Crime and justice
  • Demography
  • Economics and finance
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Health
  • Housing & real estate
  • Income
  • Labour
  • Language
  • Media
  • Political Science
  • Religion
  • Social issues
  • Transportation
  • Travel

Berdahl, Loleen; Gibbins, Roger; Henry, Shawn; Mendelsohn, Matthew; Parkin, Andrew; Raney, Tracey; Roach, Robert

Country:
Canada
Date of collection:
2001 Jan to 2006
Subjects:
  • Aboriginal peoples
  • Cities
  • Political Science
  • Provincial statistics
  • Social issues

Laub, Michael E., et al. University of Manitoba. Institute for Social and Economic Research

Country:
Manitoba
Date of collection:
1974 to 1979
Subjects:
  • Demography
  • Health
  • Immigration
  • Income
  • Labour
  • Social issues

Mass Observation

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University of Sussex

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Adam Matthew Digital

Country:
Great Britain/United Kingdom
Date of collection:
1939 to 1955
Subjects:
  • Culture and leisure
  • Political Science
  • Public opinion polls
  • Social issues

Mass Observation Project

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University of Sussex

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Adam Matthew Digital (Firm)

Country:
Great Britain/United Kingdom
Date of collection:
1981 to 2009
Subjects:
  • Culture and leisure
  • Political Science
  • Public opinion polls
  • Social issues

United States. Centers for Disease Control

Country:
United States
Subjects:
  • Health

Healthcare Cost & Utilization Project (HCUP)

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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Country:
United States
Date of collection:
1988 to 2000
Subjects:
  • Health

National Centre for Charitable Statistics

Country:
United States
Subjects:
  • Economics and finance
  • Social issues

National Opinion Research Center (NORC)

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Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research

Country:
United States
Subjects:
  • Crime and justice
  • Social issues

National Opinion Research Center (NORC)

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Rev. by Roper Center for Public Opinion Research

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
Country:
United States, Canada
Date of collection:
2008 Aug to 2008 Sep
Subjects:
  • Consumer behaviour
  • Health
  • Information technology
  • Marketing
  • Media
  • Telecommunications

Sushil Kumar, Faculty of Forestry, University of Toronto

Country:
India
Date of collection:
2001 to 2002
Subjects:
  • Agriculture
  • Business
  • Environment
  • Labour
  • Social issues

Pew Research Center

Country:
International, United States
Subjects:
  • Ethnicity
  • Media
  • Political Science
  • Public opinion polls
  • Religion
  • Sciences
  • Social issues
  • Telecommunications

Clarke, Harold D. and Allan Kornberg

Country:
Canada
Subjects:
  • Economics and finance
  • Elections
  • Environment
  • Political Science
  • Public opinion polls
  • Social issues

Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

Country:
International
Date of collection:
2010, 2015
Subjects:
  • Education
Country:
Canada
Subjects:
  • Canadian Census of Population
  • Demography

Makler, Harry M.

Country:
South America
Date of collection:
1970 Jun 16th to 1970 Jul 15th
Subjects:
  • Labour
  • Social issues
Country:
United States
Subjects:
  • Public opinion polls

Roper Organization

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RoperASW

Country:
United States
Date of collection:
1973 to 1994
Subjects:
  • Political Science
  • Public opinion polls

Institute for Comparative Social Research Ltd. (CESSI)

Country:
Russia/U.S.S.R.
Date of collection:
2014
Subjects:
  • Demography
  • Ethnicity
  • Health
  • Immigration
  • Media
  • Political Science
  • Public opinion polls
  • Religion
  • Social issues