Answered By: Desk Reference Last Updated: Sep 18, 2019
The context of your research will determine where you will access relevant statistics.
Statistics Canada collects detailed information about Canadian society through various censuses and surveys. Some statistical tables are available for free on the Statistics Canada website. If the statistics you want are only offered at a cost, you will want to search CANSIM II to access the stats through the library. University of Winnipeg students should never pay for access to Statistics Canada tables.
In the U.S., the Census Bureau provides free online access to many statistical tables. The Inter-University Consortium of Political and Social Research (ICPSR) keeps a detailed data archive. This is largely U.S.-focused, with some Canadian and International data.
For International statistics, the best bet is usually the United Nations. UNData provides access to social, political, and financial statistics for all the nations of the world.
The City of Winnipeg Neighbourhood Profiles are a great source of social and demographic information in Winnipeg.
More information can be found in the How to Find Data and Statistics Guide, or by contacting the Library.