Working with Remote Numbers. “Statistics means never having to say you are certain”’. E. Hamilton Jan..2003. How do I find the numbers I need?. Define your topic Identify your unit of analysis and constraints
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never having to say
you are certain”’
Census 1996 & 2001
Public Use Microdata Files
Time series data:
Option 1: Use Census link on STC page
Option 2: Use Census link on E-STAT
Option 3: Use detailed tables on University of Alberta site (coming soon)
Some of our favourite bits!
The power of topic based searching!
Search by census variable or place name
To get geography-based tables, beyond the standard profiles…
It’s a browse list really…but it works!
IDLS variable description search…
Variable Description search results
Variable level metadata
Which do I use???
TABLES & TIME SERIES
Statistics Canada Web
Updated 23 Jan. 2003
For commercial use; no data without dollars; good for finding out how many vectors exist
CANSIM II via E-STAT
No fee for on-site use
Updated June 2002
>10 million vectors
Table options :
Shows multi-dimensionality; limit to 1000 series at a time
CANSIM II via CHASS (UT)
No fee for UNB Libraries faculty and students
Updated 21 January 2003
Time series options
Up to date time series focus; multidimensionality more difficult to see; more difficult to extract large numbers of series
CANSIM II: Comparative Flavours
CANSIM II: E-STAT
CANSIM II: E-STAT
Use drop-down menu to get all variables
The new Data Beacon
(Expenditure automobile repair)