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In the initial phase of ACAP, we created a unique data bank that saved data from the 1970, 1980, and 1990 rounds of census enumerations from destruction, and we developed the Pan-African Census Explorer (PACE).  ACAP continues to be the repository of African Census data. African census micro-data are an invaluable source of information for understanding demographic processes and history in Africa. Over the past decade, ACAP has assembled the largest collection of complete census data in the world. Our expanding data collection currently consists of census micro-data from 55 censuses for 26 African nations. New national censuses are added to the collection on a regular basis. Most African nations and various other regional organizations are collaborating with us in this international effort.

The Pan-African Census Explorer (PACE) will facilitate easy access to census data for demographic and statistical analysis. Eventually, country specific versions of PACE could be available to the government agencies to facilitate easy distribution of the data.

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Type: Microdata, Open Data, Statistics

Country: International

URL: http://www.acap.upenn.edu/index.php All Users

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Afrobarometer is an independent, non-partisan research project that measures the social, political, and economic atmosphere in Africa.

Afrobarometer surveys are conducted in more than 30 African countries and are repeated on a regular cycle. Because the instrument asks a standard set of questions, countries can be systematically compared. Trends in public attitudes are tracked over time. Results are shared with decision makers, policy advocates, civic educators, journalists, researchers, donors and investors, as well as average Africans who wish to become more informed and active citizens.

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Type: Microdata, Open Data, Statistics

Country: International

URL: http://www.afrobarometer.org/ All Users

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Provides access to aggregate Canadian Census Data, including access to 2006, 2001, 1996, 1991, 1986, 1981, 1976 and 1971 Individual Microdata Files.

Data Access: McMaster Users

Type: Microdata, Statistics

Country: Canada

URL: http://library.mcmaster.ca/articles/canadian-census-analyser McMaster Users

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The CCRI represents an infrastructure that facilitates research on the transformation of Canadian society in the twentieth century. The CCRI's mandate is to provide researchers with a body of data and information that can be used to acquire a better understanding of how modern-day Canada has developed. The CCRI is composed of microdata, namely, data created from Canadian census enumerations between 1911 to 1951, a geographical framework constructed to enable the location, selection, aggregation, and analysis of census data, and contextual data, namely the textual data used to situate the census in time and to enhance appropriate analysis of the data. 

1911 Census located on the left of this web page provides researchers with the 1911 database, 1911 codes, 1911 data entry manual, 1911 enumerator instructions, 1911 geography component, Contextual Data (1911 to 1951), and 1911 Nesstar Webview.
 

Data Access: All Users

Type: Microdata

Country: Canada

URL: https://ccri.library.ualberta.ca/en1911census/database/index.html All Users

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In 2016, the Québec government and the municipalities of Gatineau, Laval, Montreal, Quebec City, and Sherbrooke joined forces to create the new Data Québec open data portal. Several other municipalities then followed suit, and thanks to this collaboration, several hundred datasets are now available. The site contains digital data distributed in a structured way according to a particular method, with an open license guaranteeing their free access and reuse.

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Type: Open Data, Statistics

Country: Canada

URL: https://www.donneesquebec.ca/fr/organisation/ville-de-blainville/ All Users

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In 2016, the Québec government and the municipalities of Gatineau, Laval, Montreal, Quebec City, and Sherbrooke joined forces to create the new Data Québec open data portal. Several other municipalities then followed suit, and thanks to this collaboration, several hundred datasets are now available. The site contains digital data distributed in a structured way according to a particular method, with an open license guaranteeing their free access and reuse.

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Type: Open Data, Statistics

Country: Canada

URL: https://www.donneesquebec.ca/recherche/fr/dataset?organization=ville-de-gatineau All Users

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The City of Hamilton’s Open Data Program is moving the City toward being a more open, transparent and accessible government.

Data Access: All Users

Type: Open Data, Statistics

Country: Canada

URL: https://www.hamilton.ca/city-initiatives/strategies-actions/open-data-program All Users

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In 2016, the Québec government and the municipalities of Gatineau, Laval, Montreal, Quebec City, and Sherbrooke joined forces to create the new Data Québec open data portal. Several other municipalities then followed suit, and thanks to this collaboration, several hundred datasets are now available. The site contains digital data distributed in a structured way according to a particular method, with an open license guaranteeing their free access and reuse.

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Type: Open Data, Statistics

Country: Canada

URL: https://www.donneesquebec.ca/recherche/fr/dataset?organization=ville-de-longueuil All Users

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The City of Ottawa (City) now grants you a world-wide, royalty-free, non-exclusive licence to use, modify, and distribute the datasets in all current and future media and formats for any lawful purpose.

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Type: Open Data, Statistics

Country: Canada

URL: http://data.ottawa.ca/ All Users

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In 2016, the Québec government and the municipalities of Gatineau, Laval, Montreal, Quebec City, and Sherbrooke joined forces to create the new Data Québec open data portal. Several other municipalities then followed suit, and thanks to this collaboration, several hundred datasets are now available. The site contains digital data distributed in a structured way according to a particular method, with an open license guaranteeing their free access and reuse.

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Type: Open Data, Statistics

Country: Canada

URL: https://www.donneesquebec.ca/recherche/fr/dataset?organization=ville-de-repentigny All Users

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In 2016, the Québec government and the municipalities of Gatineau, Laval, Montreal, Quebec City, and Sherbrooke joined forces to create the new Data Québec open data portal. Several other municipalities then followed suit, and thanks to this collaboration, several hundred datasets are now available. The site contains digital data distributed in a structured way according to a particular method, with an open license guaranteeing their free access and reuse.

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Type: Open Data, Statistics

Country: Canada

URL: https://www.donneesquebec.ca/fr/organisation/ville-de-rimouski/ All Users

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This public platform also allows you to explore and download open data, discover and build applications, and commit to solving important local problems. 

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Type: Open Data, Statistics

Country: Canada

URL: http://catalogue-saintjohn.opendata.arcgis.com/ All Users

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In September 2013, the City adopted the Canadian Open Government Licence (OGL). It gives users consistent terms for accessing and using government data, making it easier to combine, integrate, and share data from multiple providers across Canada. This is a major step towards encouraging wider use of open data and delivering more value to the public. Vancouver joins the Government of Canada, Provinces of BC, Alberta, and Ontario, and the cities of Nanaimo, Edmonton, and Toronto in adopting the OGL.

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Type: Open Data, Statistics

Country: Canada

URL: http://data.vancouver.ca/datacatalogue/index.htm All Users

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Citizens are encouraged to use or repurpose the City of Windsor's open data for research purposes or to improve their interaction with municipal services and facilities. Members of the community can use the raw data provided here to create and share resources from maps to applications and more.

Please be aware that by downloading or accessing this data, you agree to be bound by the City of Windsor's Open Data Terms of Use.

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Type: Open Data, Statistics

Country: Canada

URL: https://opendata.citywindsor.ca/ All Users

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The Datahub provides free access to many of CKAN's core features, letting you search for data, register published datasets, create and manage groups of datasets, and get updates from datasets and groups you're interested in. You can use the web interface or, if you are a programmer needing to connect the Datahub with another app, the CKAN API.

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Type: Open Data

Country: Canada, International, US

URL: https://datahub.io/ All Users

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This site is a first-release of the Commerce Data Hub, a platform to connect data customers with the data they need. Search over 40,000 datasets.

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Type: Open Data, Statistics

Country: US

URL: https://data.commerce.gov/ All Users

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A trusted source for a variety of data and statistics on the US. This website lists statistical information on a wide range of topics from many government agencies in US. You may need to do further research to find out which agency has the information you are looking for.

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Type: Data Visualization, Microdata, Open Data, Statistics

Country: US

URL: https://www.usa.gov/statistics All Users

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Data USA puts public US Government data in your hands. Instead of searching through multiple data sources that are often incomplete and difficult to access, you can simply point to Data USA to answer your questions. Data USA provides an open, easy-to-use platform that turns data into knowledge. It allows millions of people to conduct their own analyses and create their own stories about America – its people, places, industries, skill sets and educational institutions. Ultimately, accelerating society’s ability to learn and better understand itself.

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Type: Data Visualization

Country: US

URL: https://datausa.io/ All Users

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The 2016 Census of Population collects data for the total population of Canada. As the amount of data gathered increases, data visualizations have been introduced to help people, business owners, academics, and management at all levels, understand key information derived from the data. Data visualizations can be used to quickly communicate a message, to simplify the presentation of large amounts of data, to see data patterns and relationships, and to monitor changes in variables over time. 

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Type: Data Visualization

Country: Canada

URL: http://www12.statcan.gc.ca/census-recensement/census-vis-recensement-eng.cfm All Users

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This Canadian deprivation index was created using data from the 2006 census by dissemination area.

There are four versions of the index for the Canadian territory. They cover either Canada as a whole, each region of Canada, certain geographic areas or metropolitan areas. The different tabs allow you to explore each of the versions. Each tab presents a brief description of the version of the index, a map illustrating the distribution of deprivation at the desired level, and multiple tables of statistical data that distribute the Canadian population by age group and by sex for both material and social deprivation.

Each tab also allows users to get information common to all the levels of analysis. First, an equivalence table allows users to link the dissemination area, certain geographic areas and the deprivation indices. A program for SAS assignment is also available so users can merge the material and social deprivation index into administrative files or into their analyses, as long as the files have a 6-digit postal code variable. A municipal code is preferred but not mandatory. A user guide comes with this program. Finally, a series of publications associated with the deprivation index is available.

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Type: Open Data, Statistics

Country: Canada

URL: http://www2.inspq.qc.ca/santescope/indicedefavoeng.asp?NoIndD=9&Lg=en All Users

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The Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking Data Resource Center provides information on how data are collected and used in the states. Funded by the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the purpose of the Center is to provide information to researchers, practitioners and members of the public interested in finding, using, or understanding domestic and sexual violence and stalking data. Please note that JRSA does not collect data, but is a resource for assisting you to find the information that you need.

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Type: Microdata, Statistics

Country: US

URL: http://www.jrsa.org/projects/domviol.html All Users

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The Google Public Data Explorer makes large, public-interest datasets easy to explore, visualize and communicate. As the charts and maps animate over time, the changes in the world become easier to understand. You don't have to be a data expert to navigate between different views, make your own comparisons, and share your findings.

Students, journalists, policy makers and everyone else can play with the tool to create visualizations of public data, link to them, or embed them in their own webpages. Embedded charts and links can update automatically so you’re always sharing the latest available data.

Data Access: All Users

Type: Open Data

Country: Canada, International, US

URL: http://www.google.com/publicdata/directory All Users

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The HealthSTATS section of the health unit's website contains data and information for use by public health, hospitals, clinics, local governments, schools, other community agencies and the general public. In many cases, this information is used to help plan services to improve the health of our community.

HealthSTATS, provides information on the health of Simcoe Muskoka residents. HealthSTATS contains information on a variety of topics of public health importance and new content is added to the site on an ongoing basis. Availability of the data depends on the source of the information. In addition to the topic-based web pages, a number of Focus on HealthSTATS reports are available, which provide detailed information on specific health topics. Provincial data are used for comparative purposes where available and appropriate.

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Type: Open Data, Statistics

Country: Canada

URL: http://www.simcoemuskokahealthstats.org/Home.aspx All Users

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IPUMS-International is a project dedicated to collecting and distributing census data from around the world. Its goals are to:

  • Collect and preserve data and documentation
  • Harmonize data
  • Disseminate the data absolutely free!

Data Access: All Users

Type: Microdata

Country: International

URL: https://international.ipums.org/international/ All Users

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IPUMS-USA is a project dedicated to collecting and distributing United States census data. Its goals are to:

  • Collect and preserve data and documentation
  • Harmonize data
  • Disseminate the data absolutely free!

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Type: Microdata

Country: US

URL: https://usa.ipums.org/usa/ All Users

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An international consortium of more than 700 academic institutions and research organizations, ICPSR provides leadership and training in data access, curation, and methods of analysis for the social science research community.

ICPSR maintains a data archive of more than 500,000 files of research in the social sciences. It hosts 16 specialized collections of data in education, aging, criminal justice, substance abuse, terrorism, and other fields.

Data Access: All Users

Type: Microdata

Country: Canada, International, US

URL: http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/icpsrweb/landing.jsp McMaster Users

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The London Datastore has been created by the Greater London Authority (GLA) as an innovation towards freeing London’s data. We want citizens to be able access the data that the GLA and other public sector organisations hold, and to use that data however they see fit – free of charge.

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Type: Open Data, Statistics

Country: International

URL: http://data.london.gov.uk/ All Users

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This dataset, a product of the Trade Team - Development Research Group, is part of a larger effort in the group to measure the extent of the brain drain as part of the International Migration and Development Program. It measures international skilled migration by gender.

The methodology is explained in: A gendered assessment of the brain drain, F. Docquier, L. Lowell, and A. Marfouk, Policy Research Discussion Paper (forthcoming), World Bank. 2007.

This data set updates and extends the Docquier-Marfouk data set on international migration by educational attainment. The authors use new sources, homogenize definitions of what a migrant is, and compute gender-disaggregated indicators of the brain drain. Emigration stocks and rates are provided by the level of schooling and gender for 195 source countries in 1990 and 2000. This data set can be used to capture the recent trend in women’s skilled migration and to analyze its causes and consequences for developing countries.

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Type: Microdata, Open Data

Country: International

URL: http://microdata.worldbank.org/index.php/catalog/391/ All Users

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By opening its data to everyone, the City of Montreal allows it to be reused for different purposes, including commercial purposes. The results of this reuse can then be shared in the community, which creates a multiplier effect. The data released and reused thus generate benefits in the economic, cultural, social, and technological spheres.

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Type: Open Data, Statistics

Country: Canada

URL: http://donnees.ville.montreal.qc.ca/ All Users

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A jointly funded project between the Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL) and OntarioBuys provides university researchers with access to datasets in a web-based data extraction system delivered through the Scholars Portal model. The project targets Statistics Canada datasets, datafiles 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 are marked-up using DDI, an international, XML-based metadata tagging system which allows data resource discovery, distributed access, extraction and analysis ... researchers working with opinion polls will be able to search across hundreds of datasets and collections to see trends and historical patterns over time"--summarized from the project page.

Data Access: McMaster Users

Type: Microdata, Statistics

Country: Canada, US

URL: http://libaccess.mcmaster.ca/login?url=http://odesi2.scholarsportal.info/ McMaster Users

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