Rural Data Resources

Rural Data Resources

Having access to relevant, high-quality information is key for rural areas to chart a course forward in the 21st century. To help community members, representatives, and researchers to locate and understand this data, ROI has developed the set of resources below. As additional resources are made available, they will be posted here for easy access.

A Fact-Finder's Guide to Local & Regional Data: 2021 Update

A Fact-Finder's Guide to Local & Regional Data: 2017 Original Version

Big Data for Small Places Workbook (2017)

ROI has also created a video that introduces the 2021 version of the Fact-Finder's Guide and explains general concepts for understanding rural data:


To see ROI's data publications related to rural Ontario, visit the Focus on Rural Ontario Fact Sheets page.