Population and Dwelling Count Highlight Tables, 2011 Census
Population and dwelling counts, for Canada and forward sortation areas as reported by the respondents, 2011 Census ©
This table shows the 2011 population and dwelling counts for reported forward sortation areas (FSAs), which are represented by the first three characters of a postal codeOM.
The population, dwelling and household counts for a forward sortation area (FSA) are based on the first three characters of the postal codesOM captured from the first page of the 2011 Census questionnaire. The same postal codeOM was assigned to all members of a given household to allow for the calculation of various census data.
The postal codeOM is captured for all households from the address information provided or accepted by the respondent on the front page of the census questionnaire. For the 2011 Census, held on May 10, 2011, some census questionnaires contained a pre-printed postal codeOM that the respondents could either accept or correct; however, other census questionnaires did not contain a pre-printed postal codeOM and respondents were asked to provide one by writing it on the questionnaire.
The postal codeOM provided by respondents may not be the same as the one assigned to their dwelling by Canada Post Corporation. For example, respondents may have given the postal codeOM of their mailing address, such as a post office location (as in the case of general delivery) or of a business location.
The postal codesOM were processed through a series of operations including data capture, and edit and imputation. The edit operation consisted of identifying applicable, acceptable and invalid postal codesOM . Postal codesOM were determined to be applicable for the 2011 Census, if they appeared on Canada Post Corporation's Address Lookup File for May 2011, the month of the census. However, postal codesOM provided by the respondents were considered acceptable if they were found in the file from Canada Post Corporation within the six months leading up to the census. This is consistent with the effort to represent the FSA and the postal codeOM whenever they could be considered as being in use at the time of the census. The imputation stage assigned applicable postal codesOM where either no postal codeOM was reported or an invalid postal codeOM was provided.
While these processes allow census respondents to provide postal codesOM of any category (for example, a commercial postal codeOM or a large volume receiver postal codeOM ), analysis of census results has shown that this occurs only for a small number of households. If an FSA is not reported on the census questionnaire, as in the case of many business FSAs, it is not included in the census products or the Census Forward Sortation Area Boundary File. Where a postal codeOM is not frequently reported in a dissemination block, it may not be represented in the 2011 Census Forward Sortation Area Boundary File which is built from dissemination blocks. As a result, whereas 1,638 FSAs were reported in the 2011 Census, only 1,621 are represented in the boundary file.
All households that provided a postal codeOM with the same FSA were grouped to calculate FSA totals in census products. As a result, it is possible that households located in a particular province be included in an FSA found in another province. Therefore, calculating a provincial population, dwelling or household count by grouping FSAs will not necessarily yield the same count as the one provided in the provincial or territorial population, dwelling or household count tables.
©This data includes information copied with permission from Canada Post Corporation.
OM : Postal code is an official mark of Canada Post Corporation.
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- excludes census data for one or more incompletely enumerated Indian reserves or Indian settlements. For further information, refer to Notes.
- incompletely enumerated Indian reserve or Indian settlement. For further information, refer to Notes.
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