Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Metadata for National Household Survey 2011 master files


What is the most precise (smallest) level of geography in the National Household Survey 2011 master files? The metadata for these files is not in DLI Nesstar.

Is Dissemination Area (DA) allowed for inferential tests (just not descriptives) in the Research Data Centre (RDC)?


Nesstar is the Statistics Canada PUMF repository and the lowest level of geography in the National Household Survey PUMF is the CMA.

In regards to the RDC file, DA level geography is available and can be used for modelling and analysis but researchers are not allowed to disseminate at the DA level. In order to disseminate data, the geographies must meet a certain population threshold.