Previous censuses

The Census of Population is designed to provide information about the demographic and social characteristics of the people living in Canada.

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Census Datasets

Looking for data from previous censuses? Census Datasets is a multi-census-year portal providing users with streamlined access to selected datasets from the 1981 to 2016 Census of Population as well as the 2011 National Household Survey.

InfoGuide: Historical resources

InfoGuide: Historical resources lists sources of historical statistics produced by Statistics Canada and its predecessor agencies. The guide includes sources of information about the history of the census and questionnaire content.

Census of Agriculture

The Census of Agriculture is conducted to develop a statistical portrait of Canada's farms and its agricultural operators.

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