Administrative data: Why it matters to you (PDF, 819.34 KB) Description - Administrative data: Why it matters to you Statistics Canada obtains administrative data from government agencies and the private sector. These data are essential to produce official and accurate statistics on: Finances: Help to determine the consumer price index (cpi). the cpi influences Canadians through pensions, wages, contract escalation and support allowances. Housing: Provide information on how housing programs can be improved to offer more affordable housing to canadians. Health and well-being: Help to identify emerging and known safety hazards, decreasing preventable deaths among canadians. Infrastructure: Complement survey data to determine if Canadian communities require more schools, daycare centres, public transportation and much more. By law, your guarantee Confidential: Your privacy and confidentiality is assured. Quality: Increased accuracy and insight into our society and economy. Secure: Statistics canada ensures the security of your confidential information. Statistics Canada: Delivering insight through data for a better Canada.