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2006 Census of Population

Reference date: May 16, 2006.

The census is designed to provide information about people and housing units in Canada by their demographic, social and economic characteristics. Canada's 2006 Census held on May 16th counted 31,612,897 Canadians.

Data products

These products provide statistical information about the population, households, dwellings and families as measured in the census.

Analytical products

These catalogued articles provide an analytical perspective on 2006 Census topics. There are plans to complement these articles, where applicable, with animated vignettes and/or thematic maps.

Reference materials

Reference materials are designed to help users make the most of census data. They cover various aspects of the census and are intended to support the use of census data.

Releases by topic

The 2006 Census offers a wide range of analysis and data according to topics that paint a portrait of Canada.

Census geography

Census geography covers a wide range of geographic areas – from provinces and territories down to city blocks.

Census consultation

In preparation for the 2006 Census, Statistics Canada consulted users to obtain their views on the content of the next census questionnaire.

Custom services

This service allows for products and services to be tailored to more demanding and complex requests than can be accommodated by the standard products.

Census of Agriculture

Statistics Canada conducts the Census of Agriculture to produce detailed, accurate and timely data of the agriculture industry in Canada.


This tool will help users locate corrections and updates by topic/subject that may be found in various 2006 Census products.