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Data and statistics

Data and statistics are often used interchangeably. But there are some distinctions between the two terms. Generally:

  • Data - is the raw information from which statistics are created
  • Statistics - interpret and summarize data

Niagara Resources

Health data and statistics

Niagara data: mapped

The University Map Library has created maps for Niagara region displaying information such as population, age, employment rate, ethnicity, income and other demographic information. They can be downloaded as PDFs from:


Map library staff also offer extensive geo-spatial services including data and mapping consultations; map library computers are equipped with GIS software including ArcGIS and Google Earth.