Friday, December 16, 2016

2016 Census microdata

Given the current schedule, what is the best estimate of when one would either be able to order a custom tab from the 2016 Census of Individuals, or get access to the master file via the RDC?

Here is the link to the 2016 Census Project release schedule:

Subject matter has confirmed that custom tabulations will be available after these release dates. The first data release is scheduled for February 8, 2017, and will be population and dwelling counts.

In regards to your question on accessing the masterfile via the RDC, various factor such as the size of data files, urgency of the data, documentation and vetting rules availability affect the turnaround time for Masterfiles. The average time could be between 2 days to 2 weeks for a survey that has all factors mentioned.