Data and Statistical resources are available from various sources such as Statistics Canada, Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR), SourceOECD, IMF etc. The links below will help you to identify data and statistical resources available for your research.
Historical Censuses of Canada (1665 – 1871): contains about 350 statistical tables on the social and economic conditions of Canada from 98 Censuses of the earliest settlements to Confederation in 1867 and on to 1871.
GeoSuite: a tool for data retrieval, query, and tabular output, that allows users to explore the links between all standard levels of geography and obtain population and dwelling counts. 1996, 2001 and 2006.
Statistics Canada Publications: Full text access to more than 300 Statistics Canada publications listed by subject and Statistics Canada catalogue number.
SourceOECD: access full OECD publications and statistical databases online and build your own tables in real time.
US Census Bureau:
provides access to a wide variety of social, demographic,
economic and geographic data for US.
access to statistics and information produced by more than 100 U.S. Federal Government agencies.
World Development Indicators:
provides direct access to more than 600 development indicators, with time series for 208 countries and 18 country groups from 1960 to 2008. Available on CD-ROM network from Mills Library
Canadian Travel Survey: contains records which relate to the activities of Canadians travelling in Canada; origin and destination; volumes; nights away from home; length of stay; type of transportation; purpose of trip; accommodation used; expenditures by categories; and demographic characteristics. 1980–2004.
Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS): provides data for health regions across Canada including alcohol consumption, chronic health conditions, fruit and vegetable consumption, general health, use of health services, height and weight, injuries, physical activity, restriction of activities and smoking. .
More Data and Statistics Resources:
Please visit “Odesi”, which houses Statistics Canada datasets, data files from Gallup Canada and other polling companies, public-domain files such as the Canadian National Election Surveys and selected files from the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR).
The files can be searched, browsed, analyzed and downloaded in various formats. You must be currently registered student, staff or faculty at McMaster University.