- Canada 2001 Census
The Canada 2001 Census was a detailed enumeration of the Canadian population.
Censusday was May 15 2001. On that day, Statistics Canadaattempted to count every person in Canada. The total population count of Canada was 30,007,094. This was a 4% increase over 1996 Census of 28,846,761. In contrast, the official Statistics Canada population estimate for 2001 was 31,021,300. This is considered a more accurate population number than the actual count.
The following census was the 2006 Census.
Canada by the numbers
A summary of information about Canada.
Aboriginal peoples in Canada:
The actual question asked: "What is this person's religion? Indicate a specific denomination or religion even if this person is not currently a practising member of that group.
"For example, Roman Catholic, Ukrainian Catholic, United Church, Anglican, Lutheran, Baptist, Coptic Orthodox, Greek Orthodox, Jewish, Islam, Buddhist, Hindu, Sikh, etc."
Population by age:
Every person was legally required to return the census questionnaire that required answering basic demographic information. In addition randomly selected people were legally required to complete a much more detailed questionnaire.
May 15, 2001, Statistics Canada had thousands of canvassers who went around to try and ensure that the entire population was counted. For the first time, this included canvassers who went to homeless shelters to ensure that the homeless were included in the census.
In addition to a small number of individuals who refused to participate, some first nation communities refused to participate en masse and therefore some of the statistics are inaccurate. This is noted as footnotes in many of the affected results.
Effects of Census
The census numbers are the basis of the federal governments transfer payments to the provinces and therefore when a province loses population, its transfer payments are decreased.
In addition, the census numbers are one of the elements that
Elections Canadauses to create the boundaries of federal ridings.
Demographics of Canada
* [http://www12.statcan.ca/english/census01/home/index.cfm 2001 Census] - Statistics Canada's page on the 2001 Census.
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