Census of Population: Public Use Microdata Files

Public use microdata: 98M0001X

Description: Census Public Use Microdata Files (PUMFs) provide access to non-aggregated data covering a sample of the Canadian population. It is a comprehensive social, demographic and economic database about Canada, its people, and contains a wealth of characteristics on the population. These files enable the study of individuals, families and households. Geographic identifiers have been restricted to ensure respondents’ anonymity. This comprehensive file is an excellent tool for policy analysts, pollsters, social researchers and anyone interested in modeling and performing statistical regression analysis using Census microdata.

These products contain the data file, user documentation and license agreements. It is important to note that users will require knowledge of data manipulation packages (or software) such as SAS, SPSS or Stata to use this product.
Notes: Electronic File Transfer Service (EFTS): This service allows individuals or external organizations to download electronic files from Statistics Canada via a secure Internet connection.
Frequency: Occasional
Available formats: HTML, EFT