Individuals File (Flat ASCII File) (Public Use Microdata Files: 1996 Census of Population) - ARCHIVED
Public use microdata: 95M0013X
This file provides data on the characteristics of the population such as ethnic origin, labour force activity and income levels. It contains 122 variables.
The Microdata Files contain samples of anonymous responses to the 1996 Census questionnaire. The files have been carefully scrutinized to ensure the complete confidentiality of the individual responses. PUMFs enable the development of statistical information about Canadians, the families and households to which they belong, and the dwellings in which they live.
Microdata files are unique among census products in that they give users access to non-aggregated data. This makes PUMFs a powerful research tools. The user can group and manipulate these variables to suit his/her own data and research requirements. These provide quick access to a comprehensive social and economic database about Canada and its people.
All subject matter covered by the census is included in these files.
The 1996 PUMFs will only be released on CD-ROM using microcomputer applications.