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2011 National Household Survey Public Use Microdata File: Hierarchical File

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Released: 2014-12-09

The product Hierarchical File, 2011 National Household Survey (Public Use Microdata Files) is now available. This public use microdata file product provides access to non-aggregated data covering a sample of 1% of the Canadian households representing 133,192 households with 333,008 individuals, 95,611 census families and 94,155 economic families. It is a comprehensive social, demographic and economic database about Canada and its people, and contains a wealth of characteristics on the population.

The file enables the study of individuals in relation to their census families, economic families and households. To ensure respondent anonymity, the geographic identifiers have been restricted to the provinces, the three territories grouped into a region called Northern Canada and selected metropolitan areas (Toronto, Montréal, Vancouver, Edmonton and Calgary).

This product, available in DVD-ROM format, contains a data file in American Standard Code for Information Interchange (ASCII) format as well as user documentation. It contains SAS, SPSS and Stata program source codes to enable users to read the set of records.

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Users will require knowledge of data manipulation and retrieval software such as SAS, SPSS or Stata to be able to use this product.

The product Hierarchical File, 2011 National Household Survey (Public Use Microdata Files) (Catalogue number99M0002X) is now available in DVD-ROM format upon request.

To order a copy of the product, to obtain more information, or to enquire about the concepts, methods or data quality of this release, contact us (toll-free 1-800-263-1136; 514-283-8300; or Media Relations (613-951-4636;

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