The Data Liberation Initiative (DLI) is a subscription plan providing access to Statistics Canada Public Use Microdata files (PUMFs), databases and geographic files to students and faculty at participating institutions in accordance with their Conditions of Use. If you require access to data files please contact Meg Raven (firstname.lastname@example.org). Depending on the nature of your request DLI assistance or training may be required before data can be made available. Many files will require access to SPSS, Beyond 20/20 or statistical software for viewing or analysis.
A web-based system for disseminating PUMFs (public-use microdata files) in the DLI Collection. Data and metadata can be viewed without the need for specialized software. You can now view the metadata, master files, and data files for the PUMFs with your MSVU login.
Community-based data on education, income and work, families, and dwelling counts. Profiles can be searched at the level of Census Tracts (CTs) for Census Metropolitan Areas (CMAs) using a combination of CMA number and CT number. For the neighbourhood of MSVU search 2050025.02 where 205 is the Halifax CMA and 0025.02 the CT. You can also search by Place Name, Postal Code or a Geographic Code
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