Available data is typically found in a raw unprocessed microdata format, or in a processed aggregated format.
Microdata -Individual survey responses are collected as microdata which can then be processed or analyzed by a user in statistical software such as SAS or SPSS. At the University of Toronto, users can also access survey microdata with tools such as SDA and <odesi>.
Figure 1. A sample of microdata from the 2011 survey on the Vitality of Official Language Minorities
Aggregated data --is typically microdata only combined with several measurements to create a summary statistical table.
Figure 2. Part of a aggregated 2016 Census data table for the City of Mississauga and "Mississauga-Erin Mills" electoral district which includes UTM.