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

Statistics Canada

Country:
Canada
Subjects:
  • Economics and finance
  • Income

South Africa. Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)

Country:
Africa

Human Sciences Research Council (HRSC)

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European Social Survey European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ESS ERIC)

Country:
Africa
Date of collection:
2014 to 2015
Subjects:
  • Demography
  • Ethnicity
  • Health
  • Immigration
  • Media
  • Political Science
  • Public opinion polls
  • Religion
  • Social issues

Federal Reserve Board (FRB)

Country:
United States
Date of collection:
1962 to 2016
Subjects:
  • Demography
  • Economics and finance
  • Income

 

Paris: Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)

Country:
International
Subjects:
  • Education

Lennards, Jos, York University

Country:
Canada
Date of collection:
1986 Apr to 1986 Jun
Subjects:
  • Education

 

Latin American Public Opinion Project (LAPOP)

Country:
International
Subjects:
  • Elections
  • Political Science
  • Public opinion polls
  • Social issues

USAID

Country:
International
Subjects:
  • Demography
  • Health
Country:
International
Subjects:
  • Media

SWAY program

Country:
Africa
Subjects:
  • Children and youth
  • Crime and justice
  • Social issues
Country:
International, Great Britain/United Kingdom

University of Toronto Libraries

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LibQUAL+(TM)

Country:
Toronto
Date of collection:
2007 Mar to 2013
Subjects:
  • Education
  • Libraries

U.S. Department of Justice via ICPSR

U.S. Department of Justice via ICPSR

University of Pennsylvania. The Wharton School

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

Statistics Canada. Labour Statistics Division

Country:
Canada
Subjects:
  • Labour
  • Social issues

World Bank Group. International Finance Corporation (IFC).

Country:
International
Subjects:
  • Business
  • Economics and finance
Country:
International
Subjects:
  • Demography
  • Economics and finance
  • Health
  • Social issues
  • Vital statistics

World Values Survey Association

Country:
International
Date of collection:
1981 to 2014
Subjects:
  • Ethnicity
  • Political Science
  • Public opinion polls
  • Religion
  • Social issues