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General Social Survey, Cycle 30: Canadians at Work and Home: Public Use Microdata Files, 2016

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Released: 2018-06-13

The public use microdata file for the 2016 General Social Survey (GSS) is now available.

The main objective of the 2016 GSS on Canadians at Work and Home was to collect information on the lifestyle behaviour of Canadians that affects their health and well-being, both in the workplace and at home. The survey covered individuals aged 15 years and older living in private households in the provinces.

The initial results from the 2016 GSS on Canadians at Work and Home were released in The Daily on November 14, 2017. Data were also featured in the following Infographics (Catalogue number11-627-M): The Internet and Digital Technology; Nutritional information on packaged foods; Canadians and the outdoors; Making time for Creative activities; and in the article Barriers to Labour Mobility in Canada: Survey-based Evidence (Catalogue number11-626-X).


The 2016 General Social Survey, Cycle 30: Canadians at Work and Home: Public Use Microdata Files is now available, along with extensive documentation including a User Guide and Data Dictionary.

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