Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Waste Management Industry Survey data

I have a graduate student who is interested in accessing data from the Waste Management Industry Surveys.

Unless I am mistaken, it doesn't appear that these are available through DLI - is this correct? If so, wondering if there are any plans to make these data available via PUMFs?

Past that, as it stands I am assuming that the only way to access data is via the existing CANSIM tables, or possibly through customized ones. Are you able to please confirm?

That is correct, there is no public use microdata file for this survey.

The creation of public use microdata files is possible for areas where there is sufficient members of the universe to allow the identity of the respondent to be masked. Thus it is easier to produce such a file for the household and individual sector than it is for businesses.