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The Daily

Monday, June 25, 2007

The public use microdata file from the 2005 Canadian Internet Use Survey (CIUS) is now available. This file contains information collected from more than 30,000 respondents aged 18 and over residing in private households in the provinces.

The public use microdata file provides information about the extent to which individual Canadians use the Internet, as well as the scope of their Internet use. The survey content includes the location of use (e.g., at home or at work), the frequency and intensity of use, the specific uses of the Internet from the home, the purchase of products and services (electronic commerce), and other issues related to Internet use (such as concerns over privacy). This content is supplemented by information on socio-economic characteristics (e.g., age, income and education) and some sub-provincial geographic detail.

Definitions, data sources and methods: survey number 4432.

The Canadian Internet Use Survey: Public Use Microdata File, 2005, is available on CD-ROM (56M0003XCB, $2,350), along with complete documentation including a user guide and a codebook.

Results from the 2005 CIUS were released in The Daily on August 15, 2006 and in The Daily on November 1, 2006. These releases also featured CANSIM tables and summary tables.

To obtain a copy of the CD-ROM, for more information on related products and services, or to enquire about the concepts, methods or data quality of this release, contact Larry McKeown (toll-free 1-800-263-1136; 613-951-2582; fax: 613-951-0009;, Science, Innovation and Electronic Information Division.