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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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A source for population, housing, economic and geographic data from Census 2000, the 1990 Decennial Census, the 1997 Economic Census, the American Community Survey, and the Population Estimates Program

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Type: Statistics

Country: US

URL: http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/nav/jsf/pages/index.xhtml 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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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

URL #2: http://libaccess.mcmaster.ca/login?url=http://datacentre.chass.utoronto.ca/census/ McMaster Users

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This data collection contains seven files of Canadian census and election data, each corresponding to a particular electoral period when the number of constituencies was fixed. The data files include returns from the federal elections of 1908 and 1911 and data from the 1911 Census (Part 1), the elections of 1917 and 1921 and the 1921 Census (Part 2), the elections of 1925, 1926, and 1930 (Part 3), the elections of 1935, 1940, and 1945 (Part 4), the election of 1949 and the 1951 Census (Part 5), the elections of 1957, 1958, 1962, 1963, and 1965 and the 1961 Census (Part 6), and the election of 1968 (Part 7). The election data include information on the total valid vote cast and the percentage of the total vote received by each of the major parties, including the Conservative, Liberal, Socialist, Labor, Independent, Progressive, CCF, Social Credit, NDP, and Creditiste parties, as well as a total for all other parties. The census data provide demographic information on religion, including Anglican, Baptist, Jewish, Lutheran, Presbyterian, Roman Catholic, United Church, and other denominational sects, and ethnic origin, including British, French, German, Italian, Scandinavian, Russian, Polish, Asiatic, Native, and others, as well as information on age, education, occupation, and income from the 1961 Census.

Data Access: McMaster Users

Type: Statistics

Country: Canada

URL: https://www.icpsr.umich.edu/icpsrweb/ICPSR/studies/39 All 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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These summary tables provide an overview of statistical information on Canada's people, economy and governments.

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Type: Statistics

Country: Canada

URL: http://www.statcan.gc.ca/tables-tableaux/sum-som/index-eng.htm All Users

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Aboriginal identity population data where the population is above 250 people.

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Type: Statistics

Country: Canada

URL: http://www12.statcan.gc.ca/census-recensement/2006/dp-pd/prof/92-594/Index.cfm?Lang=E All Users

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Describing characteristics of Canadian population, dwellings and agricultural operations.

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Type: Statistics

Country: Canada

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

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The City of Fredericton’s public platform is for exploring and downloading open data, discovering and building apps, and engaging in solutions important to local issues. The site is built on the Esri™ Open Data portal platform. The site includes various data sets and over 20 apps. In addition, they have featured some of their own datasets to provide additional insights into the data. 

NOTE: The City of Fredericton’s working language is English. While the functionality of Open Data site is provided in English and French, as well as titles, descriptions, and stories about the data, the actual datasets themselves are in English only.

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Type: Open Data, Statistics

Country: Canada

URL: http://data-fredericton.opendata.arcgis.com/ 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.

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Type: Open Data, Statistics

Country: Canada

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

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Kitchener's Open Data Initiative The City of Kitchener is committed to improving citizen engagement and enhancing transparency and accountability to its residents by providing public access to its data. Open data is data that is made freely available to the public in machine-readable format within the agreements of the open data license.

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Type: Open Data, Statistics

Country: Canada

URL: https://www.kitchener.ca/en/city-services/open-data.aspx 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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The City of Niagara Falls, Canada, is committed to improving citizen services, providing transparency and showing government accountability, in the most innovative and cost-effective ways possible, therefore supporting the open government philosophy.

The City's newest initiative, pioneered by GIS Services, is to provide Open Data online. The website design now supports the publication and distribution of public information in both viewable and downloadable formats.

In addition, a new Open Data Catalogue has been created which focuses on providing spatial data that can be freely used by our customers. This catalogue will initially provide basic information however it is our intent to expand this catalogue as we move forward with our Open Data initiative.

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Type: Open Data, Statistics

Country: Canada

URL: https://niagarafalls.ca/services/open 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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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/ 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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The City of Welland Open Data project was initiated by the Information Services Division and involves the free dissemination of digital information via the City’s web site.  The Open Data Catalogue provides a list of all the digital data sets available for download and use.  You will find spatial data for use with GIS software, as well as tabular and textual data and documents.  This Data Catalogue will expand and change over time as more information becomes available for public use, so we encourage you to visit the data catalogue often. 

Data Access:

Type: Open Data, Statistics

Country: Canada

URL: https://www.welland.ca/open/ 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.

Data Access:

Type: Open Data, Statistics

Country: Canada

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

Data Access: All Users

Type: Data Visualization

Country: US

URL: https://datausa.io/ 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: Statistics

Country: US

URL: https://www.usa.gov/statistics 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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Dataset Search enables users to find data sets stored across the web by way of a simple keyword search. The tool surfaces information about datasets hosted in thousands of repositories across the web, making these data sets universally accessible and useful.

Data Access: All Users

Type: Data Visualization, Microdata, Open Data, Statistics

Country: Canada, International, US

URL: https://toolbox.google.com/datasetsearch 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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As part of Halifax Regional Municipality’s commitment to improving citizen engagement and enhancing transparency and accountability to its residents, the municipality is pleased to provide public access to its data. Open Data is a permanent service provided to citizens and businesses to access data free of charge in machine-readable format.

Data Access:

Type: Open Data, Statistics

Country: Canada

URL: http://catalogue-hrm.opendata.arcgis.com/ 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.

Data Access: All Users

Type: Open Data, Statistics

Country: Canada

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

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