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CENSUS DATA

Census data provides numerical information about a country's population, dwellings, families, immigration and ethnocultural diversity, Aboriginal peoples, education, labour, mobility and migration, languages spoken, income, housing and more.

CANADA
Canada's Census of Population (and concurrent Census of Agriculture) is collected every five years, most recently in 2011. Census data are searchable by geography or by topic, and are available from several sources and in many formats. 

Omnibus sources:
Earlier censuses from the 1900's, 1800's, and even 1665 are available in addition to those listed below. For further assistance with any census questions, please contact Data Help.

  • Statistics Canada - comprehensive census information and aggregate data; unstable links; some older census tables not available 
  • <odesi> - microdata and aggregate data (including B20/20 format); stable links 
  • Canadian Census Analyser - microdata and aggregate data; accessed through CHASS subscription

By year:
2011

2006

2001

1996

UNITED STATES
The United States Census Bureau provides access to all census data from their decennial Census of Population (most recent=2010) and Economic Census (2012).

INTERNATIONAL CENSUSES
Countries may implement a census through their own central statistical agencies. A single source of global census data including those that do not is provided by the United Nations Statistics Division.
 

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