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Labour Studies

Resources for research

Canada

Statistics Canada
Canadian statistics, reports and analysis on a wide range of topics. For help please see Statistics Canada's Finding and Using Statistics guide. Public access.

Data (formerly CANSIM)
Statistics Canada data from selected data from Census and socioeconomic surveys that can be displayed in data tables. Public access.

Census of Canada (University of Toronto Map and Data Library)
Table summarizing aggregated census statistics availability in print and online formats from 1665 - present. Created at University of Toronto; some links may not be accessible to Brock users; check Brock library holdings for access to print versions locally.

Census Program @ Statistics Canada
Censuses 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011, and 2016, including Health and Community Profiles. See also the National Household Survey for 2011 data no longer included in the census. Public access.

Canadian Census Analyser @ CHASS
Profile tables, microdata files and postal code table conversion from the Census of Canada 1961, 1971, 1981, 1986, 1991, 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011, and 2016.. Brock faculty, staff and students only.

CANSIM @ CHASS
The most detailed statistical source for Canadian social and economic data. Same data as CANSIM above with some additional options for subsetting and visualizing data. Brock faculty, staff and students only.

Canada Year Book
Statistical overview of Canada with tables, charts and analytical articles from 1867 - current. Public access.

Historical Statistics of Canada
Canadian social, economic statistics from 1867 to the 1970s. Public access.

Other Countries

United States

FedStats
Access to statistical information from more than 100 U.S. federal agencies. Public access.

data.gov
United States government open data portal. Public access.

U.S. Census Bureau
The leading source of data about America's people and economy. Public access.

Statistical Abstract of the United States 
Statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the U.S., 1878 - 2012. Public access.
Library also has print for 1921, 1944-2003, 2004/05, 2006-2010, 2012-present
7th floor Government Documents US1 DD40 A52

Bureau of Labor Statistics
Includes U.S. prices, employment and productivity statistics. Public access.

Historical Statistics of the United States
Summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States. Public access.

United Kingdom

Office for National Statistics 
Statistics for UK economy, population and society at national and local level. Public access.

UK Census
Statistics from UK censuses 1801-2011. Public access.

British Historical Statistics
Historical social and economic statistics for the UK. Print only.
HA 1134 M58 1988 (9th Floor)

Australia

Australian Bureau of Statistics
Social and economic statistics for Australia. Includes Census statistics. Public access.

International

UNdata 
A compilation of data from United Nations agencies and other international sources. Data can be retrieved by country or topic and viewed on screen or downloaded in a variety of formats. Public access.

UN Statistical Yearbook
International Statistics from the UN Statistical Division. Public access.

International Data Base
Statistical tables of social and economic data for most countries and areas of the world. Public access.

Eurostat 
Provides statistical comparisons between European Union countries and regions. Public access.

World Bank Databases
Free access to the World Development Indicators Global Development Finance, Africa Development Indicators, and Global Economic Monitor. Public access.

International Monetary Fund Data
Several datasets from the International Monetary Fund, including International Financial Statistics which contains economic and financial time series data covering more than 200 countries and areas.