Looking for statistics about specific cities? Two new resources to try out!

Update: These trials are now over.

The library currently has two new trials for resources that might be of use to business students. The first is Major Canadian Cities. This database contains statistical information about 50 major cities across Canada. If you are looking for information on demographics, housing, labour, ethnicity, immigration, income or transportation, this tool is worth checking out! You can compare different cities as well as download profiles for each of the 50 cities. Profiles include cultural and historical information in addition to statistics compiled from Statistics Canada sources.

We also have trial access for two new parts of Passport GMID. Currently our subscription to Passport GMID comprises a treasure trove of data and reports on fast moving consumer goods, as well as country and consumer information. If you have yet to use Passport, it’s great for finding information on how much beer or wine Canadians consume, for example, or reports on specific companies and industries. For the next few weeks, we will have access to Passport: Cities and Passport: Surveys.

Passport: Cities includes socio-economic information on 850 cities worldwide. Tier 1 cities include information such as GDP, employment, population, number of business establishments, household income, tourism and more. Tier 2 cities have information on population and household income. Canadian cities include Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver in the tier 1 category, and Ottawa – Gatineau, Calgary, Edmonton, Quebec, Hamilton, Winnipeg, London, Kitchener, Victoria, Buffalo-Saint Catharines, Halifax in the tier 2 category.

Passport: Survey includes information about consumers in specific countries. Alas, Canada is not included, however the US and Australia are, along with select countries in Europe, Latin America, Asia Pacific. Topics include how consumers feel about healthy living, green influences, technology and spending, among many others.

Access Passport GMID here. Survey is accessible in the black navigation bar near the top of the page, and Cities is available by hovering over Countries & Consumers in the black navigation bar.

Questions? Comments? Let me know!

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