Skip to main content

Data: Women

Source of microdata, aggregate data, and statistics, data vizualization, text and data mining, R programming, SPSS, SAS, Stata

Canadian Sources

  • Assessing violence against women: a statistical profile (2002) 
    "This report presents the results of a project commissioned by Federal-Provincial-Territorial Ministers Responsible for the Status of Women. It is intended that a wide range of audiences will find this statistical profile useful in maintaining awareness of the need to prevent violence in our society." (PDF). An updated version can be found in Measuring Violence Against Women: Statistical Trends which updates the data and adds new content concerning the experiences of Aboriginal women and women in the North."
  • Family violence in Canada: a statistical profile (Statistics Canada) "The purpose of this report is to provide the most up-to-date data on the nature and extent of family violence in Canada and to monitor trends over time." Available for 1998-2011. 2013
  • Gender & Work Database 
    "The statistical tables on this site enable researchers to focus in-depth on the level and form of women's and men's position, in a given institution of interest, such as immigration, or in relation to a dominant concept or thesis. Within each module researchers are also able to examine the relationship between key variables that represent social relationships. The database can thus be used to obtain basic information on a topic (e.g., women's labour force participation rate for a given year) or to examine a variety of complex social relations (e.g., gendered precariousness). The statistical tables are displayed in Beyond 20/20 format, enabling users to interact with and manipulate the data presentation as desired." To access the data tables on this site, contact the GWD project.
  • Violence against women survey (1993) 
    The survey collected data on perceptions of personal safety and measures taken to reduce risk of violent victimization; sexual harassment; experiences of physical and sexual assault by strangers, dates/boyfriends, husbands and common-law partners, and other known men; power/control and emotional abuse by husbands/partners; spouse abuse in family of origin; the impact of the experience on women who report violence; who they turn to for help; and, involvement and satisfaction with the criminal justice system.
  • Widowhood: Consequences on Income for Senior Women 
    "This article analyses the impact of widowhood on income, as well as changes in the low-income rate and the sources of income, among women 65 years of age and over, between 1990 and 2001, using data from Statistics Canada's Longitudinal Administrative Databank (LAD)."
  • Women in Canada: A Gender-based Statistical Report (Statistics Canada) 
    Women in Canada provides an unparalleled compilation of data related to women's family status, education, employment, economic well-being, unpaid work, health, and more. Women in Canada allows readers to better understand the experience of women compared to that of men. Recognizing that women are not a homogenous group and that experiences differ not only across gender but also within gender groups, Women in Canada includes chapters on immigrant women, women in a visible minority, Aboriginal women, senior women, and women with participation and activity limitations."
  • Women in Canada: work chapter updates (Statistics Canada) 
    This report provides annual updates to the data presented in the labour force chapter in the Statistics Canada publication Women in Canada 2000 (catalogue no. 89-503-XPE, October 2000) which documents the major changes in the evolving status of women in Canada. Topics covered in this report include trends in employment, shifts in the occupational distribution of women, part-time work, self-employment and unemployment rates.

McGill LibraryQuestions? Ask us!
Privacy notice