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Use of Data and Statistics Resources

License agreements restrict the use of Data and Statistics resources to Faculty, Staff and Students of the University of Calgary. Use is restricted to teaching and non-commercial research at the University of Calgary. Use of the data for income-generating projects or consulting is prohibited. Copies of data resources may not be distributed in whole or in part outside the University of Calgary.

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Census of Canada

locked2006, 2001, 1996, 1991 Calgary Community District Profile Files

locked 2006 Census of Canada Aggregate Statistics (University of Toronto Data Library Service) Beyond 2020 Browser must be installed.

locked Canadian Census Analyzer (University of Toronto Data Library Service)

locked Census Geography Files

Contact Spatial and Numeric Data Services for other Census geography files.

Prairie Regional Research Data Centre
The Research Data Centres provide researchers with access, in a secure university setting, to Statistics Canada microdata from the master files for population, household, and other surveys.

Public Use Microdata Files
locked2006, 2001, 1996, 1991, 1986, 1981, 1976, 1971 - Available on LANDRU

Statistics Canada Census Data
*2001 and 2006 Census (to tract level) and selected 1996 Census data

Microdata Retrieval, Analysis and Subsetting

lockedLANDRU (Social Science Data)

Some full microdata files are now available on our file server.

lockedSDA System at the University of Toronto Data Library Service

Canadian Data

lockedUniversity of Toronto Data Library Service
Data homepage

lockedCANSIM I (CHASS Data Centre)

lockedCANSIM II and CANSIM Multidimensional Interface (new) (CHASS Data Centre)
Time Series Databases produced by Statistics Canada

Centre for Research in Security Prices (U of T).

lockedCanadian Business Patterns
Canadian Business Patterns contains data that reflect counts of business establishments.

lockedSmall Area Data
Small Area Data (SAAD) contains statistics based on 20+ million income tax returns filed by Canadians.

lockedIncome Trends in Canada
Income Trends in Canada is an extensive collection of income statistics, covering topics such as income distribution, income tax, government transfers and low income.

lockedFinancial Performance Indicators for Canadian Business
Financial Performance Indicators for Canadian Business is an authoritative reference source of key financial ratios by industry.

lockedInter-Corporate Ownership on CD-ROM
Inter-Corporate Ownership on CD-ROM provides ownership information on Canadian companies.

lockedLabour Force Historical Review on CD-ROM
Labour Force Historical Review on CD-ROM contains a vast collection of labour force data spanning more than 30 years. It focuses on historical and current data and includes monthly and annual data on a wide range of subjects.

lockedTrade Analyser @ CHASS
Contains: monthly trade statistics, 1988-[latest available], showing quantity and value (CDN$), HS10 (Harmonized system) classification, province or state of the U.S., country of origin/destination and dutiable trade indicator and amount.

lockedCanada Food Stats
Canada Food Stats contains information on a broad spectrum of food statistics and indicators.

lockedJustice Statistics
This database shows data on crime, police administration, adult and youth court activity, the correctional population and transition homes, as well as various issues such as criminal victimization and family violence.

Statistics Canada Website

Basic Canadian Data/Articles/Maps for non-complex research.

Canadian Farm Financial Database
This database offers detailed operating revenues and expenses; sources and levels of farm and off-farm income for operators and farm families; assets, liabilities and capital investment for farms; and information on land use and livestock inventories by region, farm type and revenue class.

Small Business Profiles
The Small Business Profiles are a source of detailed financial statistics relating to the small business sector in Canada. The reference year is two years prior to the release date. The latest edition is available through Performance Plus (Industry Canada-Strategis).

Canadian International Merchandise Trade Database
The Canadian International Merchandise Trade (CIMT) online database offers detailed export and import trade data using the Harmonized System (HS) classification of goods (based on the 6-digit commodity level). Select a trading partner and specific variables (e.g. country, province, state, year, month, or frequency) or search by commodity or Harmonized System code.

Comphrehensive Energy Use Database, 1990 to 2008 (Office of Energy Efficiency, Natural Resources Canada)
The Comphrehensive Energy Use Database provides an overview of sectoral energy markets in Canada and in each region of the country.

The Community Information Database
The Community Information Database (CID) is a free internet-based resource intended to provide access to consistent and reliable socio-economic and demographic data and information for all communities across Canada.

Canadian Institute for Health Information
The Canadian Institute For Health Information is an independent, not-for-profit organization that povides essential data and analysis on Canada's health system and the health of Canadians.

Chronic Disease Infobase Data Cubes (Public Health Agency of Canada)
Infobase data cubes contain various types of data, including mortality, morbidity and risk factor data. These can be compared across various demographic data to generate statistics such as prevalence estimates, crude and adjusted incidence rates, and trends over time. Chronic Disease Infobase data cubes display chronic disease health indicator data interactively and this online data analysis tool is very flexible.

Health Indicators (Statistics Canada)
Health Indicators provides a set of core data for the examination of the health situation in Canada.

Historical Statistics of Canada
The Historical Statistics of Canada contains statistical tables on the social, economic and institutional conditions of Canada from the start of Confederation in 1867 to the mid-1970s.

Alberta and Calgary Data

locked Calgary Police Service Community crime statistics

Calgary Police Service Statistical Reports

Calgary Community Profiles

Alberta Office of Statistics and Information

International Data

lockedWorld Trade Analyser
Canadian and International Trade Data. WTA has been discontinued. The latest version available offers trade data from 1985 to 2005. 

 UN Commodity Trade Statistics Database (UN Comtrade)
Detailed trade statistics reported to the UN Statistics Division from 140+ countries representing 90 to 95% of world trade: imports, exports, trading partners, and commodities from 1962-.

lockedInternational Financial Statistics Online
The IFS database contains time series data from 1948. The IFS database contains approximately 32,000 time series covering more than 200 countries and areas and includes all series appearing on the IFS Country Pages; exchange rate series for all Fund member countries, plus Aruba and the Netherlands Antilles; major Fund accounts series; and most other world, area, and country series from the IFS World Tables.

Includes: commodity trade statistics, energy statistics, FAO statistics, greenhouse gas inventory data, ILO statistics, industrial commodity statistics database, key indicators, Millennium Development Goals database, national accounts estimates of main aggregates and official country data, UNESCO statistics, UNSD demographic statistics, world population prospects, World Tourism Organization statistics, as well as selected World Health Organization, HDR-UNDP indicators on women and men and UNHCR tables. Statistics on agriculture, education, employment, energy, environment, health, human development, industry, population, refugees, trade and tourism. Some statistics are annual, some tables are from 1988 to latest.

lockedOECD iLibrary (former title: SourceOECD)
OECD's comprehensive online library for all its 34 statistical databases as well as all books and periodical in full text format. 30 member countries as well as some 70 additional countries are included.

locked ICPSR
Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research.

Eurostat (Statistical Office of the European Communities)
Eurostat's principal database contains high quality macroeconomic and social statistics data covering not only European Union (EU) member states but also many of the central European countries, Japan, the United States and the main economic partners of the EU. The data are organized into key indicators and EU policy and nine statistical themes, which are then subdivided into collections of data tables.

Demographic Yearbook (United Nations. Statistics Division)
Includes annual yearbooks 1948 to latest. Also special issues, e.g. Historical Supplements. Some are in pdf format only, later issues include tables in .xls format.

Social Indicators (United Nations. Statistics Division)
Includes: child-bearing, child and elderly populations, contraceptive use, education, health, housing, human settlements, income and income activity, literacy, population, unemployment, water supply and sanitation. Latest year only-no historical data. Reference year varies. Download in .xls.

EarthTrends: The Environmental Information Portal
EarthTrends is a comprehensive online database, maintained by the World Resources Institute, that focuses on the environmental, social, and economic trends. It includes: biodiversity and protected areas; forest and grasslands; coastal, marine and inland waters; agriculture and food; freshwater, atmosphere and climate; energy and resource use; population and human development and economic indicators.

WDI Online - World Bank Group
Produced by the World Bank, this resource contains statistical data for nearly 600 development indicators and time series data from 1960 to 2003 for over 220+ countries and 18 country groups.

International Energy Agency
The International Energy Agency (IEA) is an intergovernmental organisation which acts as energy policy advisor to 28 member countries in their effort to ensure reliable, affordable and clean energy for their citizens.

Penn World Table
The Penn World Table provides purchasing power parity and national income accounts converted to international prices for 188 countries for some or all of the years 1950-2004.

ESDS International
Guide to freely available international data resources.

Polling the Nations
Polling the Nations is a comprehensive collection of public opinion data, with surveys from than 100 countries around the world. The database includes the full text of the questions and responses covering a very broad range of issues.

U.S. Data

Statistical Abstract of the United States
Statistical Abstract of the United States is the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political and economic organization of the United States.

FedStats - U.S.A.
Comprehensive Site with Statistics for the U.S.A.

CDC Wonder (Wide-ranging Online Data for Epidemiologic Research)
The U.S. Center for Disease Control's (CDC) Wonder database is an online tool which utilizes a rich ad-hoc query system for the analysis of public health data. Reports and other query systems are also available.

Other Interesting Sites

Finding U.S. and International Statistics (University of Toronto)
How to Cite Statistics Canada Products
Data Liberation Initiative
University of Alberta Data Library
University of British Columbia Data Library
B.C. Open Data Portal

Spatial and Numeric Data Services is a joint program of Information Technologies and the University Libraries and Cultural Resources established to facilitate the use of data files required for teaching and research at The University of Calgary.

( Last Updated on 2011-10-13 )