In the social sciences, numerical information is used for gaining insight into the nature of social and economic issues. Since many countries and organizations now make numeric information openly available online, data is more accessible for the educational environment than ever before for, in addition to offering freely available statistical information, data visualizations, and statistics in downloadable formats, many countries’ and organizations’ statistical sites provide online analysis tools that make easy to find aggregate data also easy to analyze.
Linked here are pages with sources of Canadian and international aggregate data, statistics, and statistical information. If you want guidance in using sites on these pages or help in finding other sources of numeric information contact Laura Syms at 902.563.1994.
- Canadian demographics
- Canadian socioeconomic data
- Health data
- International data sources
- Survey data
Data Liberation Initiative
Statistics Canada microdata files are free, however, they are licensed. Cape Breton University is a member of the Data Liberation Initiative[DLI] therefore public use microdata and geography files licensed under the DLI can be used by the CBU community for research and teaching. For information on access to DLI licensed content and finding aids visit the Data Liberation Initiative page.