Census of Population

The census provides a detailed statistical portrait of Canada and its people by their demographic, social and economic characteristics. This information is important for communities and is vital for planning services such as child care, schooling, family services, and skills training for employment.

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  • Stats in brief: 11-001-X202302336448
    Description: Release published in The Daily – Statistics Canada’s official release bulletin
    Release date: 2023-01-23

  • Table: 43-10-0060-01
    Geography: Canada, Geographical region of Canada, Province or territory, Census metropolitan area, Census metropolitan area part
    Frequency: Occasional
    Description: Proportion of the population living: in a dwelling owned by some members of the household; in core housing need and; in suitable dwelling, proportion of the population living alone, poverty rate (MBM), prevalence of low income (LIM-AT) and (LIM-BT), knowledge of official languages, by visible minority and selected characteristics (gender, age group, first official language spoken, immigrant status, period of immigration, generation status and highest certificate, degree or diploma).
    Release date: 2023-01-23

  • Table: 43-10-0073-01
    Geography: Canada, Geographical region of Canada, Province or territory, Census metropolitan area, Census metropolitan area part
    Frequency: Occasional
    Description: Population in private households living in affordable housing and average total household income adjusted for the number of persons, by visible minority and selected characteristics (gender, age group, first official language spoken, immigrant status, period of immigration, generation status and highest certificate, degree or diploma).
    Release date: 2023-01-23

  • Articles and reports: 75-006-X202300100001
    Description: Racialized Canadians are generally more likely than their non-racialized, non-Indigenous counterparts to pursue a university-level education. Despite this, their labour market outcomes are often less favourable. Using data from the integrated file of the Postsecondary Student Information System, the 2016 Census and the T1 Family File, this article compares the employment earnings, unionization rate and pension plan coverage rate of racialized graduates with a bachelor’s degree with those of non-racialized, non-Indigenous graduates, two years after graduation.
    Release date: 2023-01-18

  • Stats in brief: 98-200-X2021011
    Description: This Census in Brief article focuses on the education of racialized groups based on data from the 2021 Census of Population. It examines differences in educational attainment between and within racialized groups. The article also provides information on whether racialized populations found jobs that correspond to their education.
    Release date: 2023-01-18

  • Stats in brief: 11-001-X202301822647
    Description: Release published in The Daily – Statistics Canada’s official release bulletin
    Release date: 2023-01-18

  • Journals and periodicals: 98-200-X
    Description:

    These short analytical articles, based on data from the Census of Population, provide analysis on specific topics of interest related to the Canadian population. They are available with each Census of Population major release.

    Release date: 2023-01-18

  • Notices and consultations: 92-136-G
    Description:

    As is the case in advance of each Census, content consultations are being held with data users. The Census Content Consultation Guide gives you the opportunity to provide input.

    Release date: 2023-01-09

  • Profile of a community or region: 17-26-0001
    Description:

    Geographic proximity to service centres and population centres is an important determinant of socio-economic and health outcomes. Consequently, it is a relevant dimension in the analysis and delivery of policies and programs.

    To measure this dimension, Statistics Canada developed an Index of Remoteness of communities. For each populated community (census subdivision), the index is determined by its distance to all the population centres defined by Statistics Canada in a given travel radius, as well as their population size.

    Release date: 2023-01-04

  • Table: 98-10-0534-01
    Geography: Canada, Province or territory, Census division, Census subdivision
    Frequency: Occasional
    Universe: Population of children in private households, 2021 Census — 100% data
    Variable list: Age of child (20), Gender (3), Eligibility for instruction in the minority official language (3)
    Description: Data on eligibility for instruction in the minority official language, age and gender for the population of children in private households in Canada, provinces and territories, census divisions and census subdivisions.
    Release date: 2022-12-15
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  • Table: 43-10-0060-01
    Geography: Canada, Geographical region of Canada, Province or territory, Census metropolitan area, Census metropolitan area part
    Frequency: Occasional
    Description: Proportion of the population living: in a dwelling owned by some members of the household; in core housing need and; in suitable dwelling, proportion of the population living alone, poverty rate (MBM), prevalence of low income (LIM-AT) and (LIM-BT), knowledge of official languages, by visible minority and selected characteristics (gender, age group, first official language spoken, immigrant status, period of immigration, generation status and highest certificate, degree or diploma).
    Release date: 2023-01-23

  • Table: 43-10-0073-01
    Geography: Canada, Geographical region of Canada, Province or territory, Census metropolitan area, Census metropolitan area part
    Frequency: Occasional
    Description: Population in private households living in affordable housing and average total household income adjusted for the number of persons, by visible minority and selected characteristics (gender, age group, first official language spoken, immigrant status, period of immigration, generation status and highest certificate, degree or diploma).
    Release date: 2023-01-23

  • Profile of a community or region: 17-26-0001
    Description:

    Geographic proximity to service centres and population centres is an important determinant of socio-economic and health outcomes. Consequently, it is a relevant dimension in the analysis and delivery of policies and programs.

    To measure this dimension, Statistics Canada developed an Index of Remoteness of communities. For each populated community (census subdivision), the index is determined by its distance to all the population centres defined by Statistics Canada in a given travel radius, as well as their population size.

    Release date: 2023-01-04

  • Table: 98-10-0534-01
    Geography: Canada, Province or territory, Census division, Census subdivision
    Frequency: Occasional
    Universe: Population of children in private households, 2021 Census — 100% data
    Variable list: Age of child (20), Gender (3), Eligibility for instruction in the minority official language (3)
    Description: Data on eligibility for instruction in the minority official language, age and gender for the population of children in private households in Canada, provinces and territories, census divisions and census subdivisions.
    Release date: 2022-12-15

  • Table: 98-10-0535-01
    Geography: Canada, Province or territory, Census metropolitan area, Census agglomeration, Census metropolitan area part, Census agglomeration part
    Frequency: Occasional
    Universe: Population of children in private households, 2021 Census — 100% data
    Variable list: Age of child (20), Gender (3), Eligibility for instruction in the minority official language (3)
    Description: Data on eligibility for instruction in the minority official language, age and gender for the population of children in private households in Canada, provinces and territories, census metropolitan areas and census agglomerations with parts.
    Release date: 2022-12-15

  • Table: 98-10-0536-01
    Geography: Canada, Province or territory, Census division, Census subdivision
    Frequency: Occasional
    Universe: Population of children in private households, 2021 Census — 100% data
    Variable list: Eligibility for instruction in the minority official language by detailed eligibility criteria (29), Linguistic characteristics of the child (27), Age of child (4)
    Description: Data on eligibility for instruction in the minority official language, detailed eligibility criteria and linguistic characteristics for the population of children in private households in Canada, provinces and territories, census divisions and census subdivisions.
    Release date: 2022-12-15

  • Table: 98-10-0537-01
    Geography: Canada, Province or territory, Census metropolitan area, Census agglomeration, Census metropolitan area part, Census agglomeration part
    Frequency: Occasional
    Universe: Population of children in private households, 2021 Census — 100% data
    Variable list: Eligibility for instruction in the minority official language by detailed eligibility criteria (29), Linguistic characteristics of the child (27), Age of child (4)
    Description: Data on eligibility for instruction in the minority official language, detailed eligibility criteria and linguistic characteristics for the population of children in private households in Canada, provinces and territories, census metropolitan areas and census agglomerations with parts.
    Release date: 2022-12-15

  • Table: 98-10-0538-01
    Geography: Province or territory, Census division, Census subdivision
    Frequency: Occasional
    Universe: Population born before 2016 in private households, 2021 Census — 100% data
    Variable list: Primary or secondary schooling in an English-language school in Canada by residents of Quebec (6), Number of years of primary schooling in an English-language school in Canada for residents of Quebec (15), Number of years of secondary schooling in an English-language school in Canada for residents of Quebec (10), Age (7A), Gender (3), Mother tongue (11)
    Description: Data on primary or secondary schooling in an English school in Canada, number of years of primary or secondary schooling and mother tongue for the population of Quebec in private households for census divisions and census subdivisions.
    Release date: 2022-12-15

  • Table: 98-10-0539-01
    Geography: Province or territory, Census division, Census subdivision
    Frequency: Occasional
    Universe: Population born before 2016 in private households, 2021 Census — 100% data
    Variable list: Primary or secondary schooling in French in Canada by residents of Canada outside Quebec (3), Mother tongue (11), Age (7A), Gender (3), Type of French program attended in Canada by residents of Canada outside Quebec (6)
    Description: Data on primary or secondary schooling in French in Canada, type of French program attended and mother tongue for the population outside of Quebec, in private households in Canada outside of Quebec, provinces and territories, census divisions and census subdivisions.
    Release date: 2022-12-15

  • Table: 98-10-0540-01
    Geography: Province or territory, Census division, Census subdivision
    Frequency: Occasional
    Universe: Population born before 2016 in private households, 2021 Census — 100% data
    Variable list: Type and level of French program attended in Canada (10), Number of years of primary schooling in a regular French program in a French-language school in Canada for residents of Canada outside Quebec (15), Number of years of secondary schooling in a regular French program in a French-language school in Canada for residents of Canada outside Quebec (10), Age (7A), Mother tongue (11)
    Description: Data on type and level of French program attended, number of years of primary or secondary schooling in a regular French program in a French-language school and mother tongue for the population outside of Quebec, in private households in Canada outside of Quebec, provinces and territories, census divisions and census subdivisions.
    Release date: 2022-12-15
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  • Stats in brief: 11-001-X202302336448
    Description: Release published in The Daily – Statistics Canada’s official release bulletin
    Release date: 2023-01-23

  • Articles and reports: 75-006-X202300100001
    Description: Racialized Canadians are generally more likely than their non-racialized, non-Indigenous counterparts to pursue a university-level education. Despite this, their labour market outcomes are often less favourable. Using data from the integrated file of the Postsecondary Student Information System, the 2016 Census and the T1 Family File, this article compares the employment earnings, unionization rate and pension plan coverage rate of racialized graduates with a bachelor’s degree with those of non-racialized, non-Indigenous graduates, two years after graduation.
    Release date: 2023-01-18

  • Stats in brief: 98-200-X2021011
    Description: This Census in Brief article focuses on the education of racialized groups based on data from the 2021 Census of Population. It examines differences in educational attainment between and within racialized groups. The article also provides information on whether racialized populations found jobs that correspond to their education.
    Release date: 2023-01-18

  • Stats in brief: 11-001-X202301822647
    Description: Release published in The Daily – Statistics Canada’s official release bulletin
    Release date: 2023-01-18

  • Journals and periodicals: 98-200-X
    Description:

    These short analytical articles, based on data from the Census of Population, provide analysis on specific topics of interest related to the Canadian population. They are available with each Census of Population major release.

    Release date: 2023-01-18

  • Stats in brief: 11-627-M2022084
    Description:

    Based on 2021 Census data, this infographic provides information on children eligible for instruction in the minority official language in Canada.

    Release date: 2022-12-15

  • Stats in brief: 98-20-00032021026
    Description:

    This video will explain the concept of minority official language. It provides information on the new census questions regarding instruction in the minority official language, eligibility for education in minority official language and the usefulness of data on language of instruction for planning purposes.

    Release date: 2022-12-15

  • Journals and periodicals: 98-20-0003
    Description: Once every five years, the Census of Population provides a detailed and comprehensive statistical portrait of Canada that is vital to our country. It is the primary source of sociodemographic data for specific population groups such as lone-parent families, Indigenous peoples, immigrants, seniors and language groups.

    In order to help users of census products to better understand the various Census of Population concepts, Statistics Canada has developed, in the context of the activities of the 2021 Census and previous censuses, a collection of short videos. These videos are a reference source for users who are new to census concepts or those who have some experience with these concepts, but may need a refresher or would like to expand their knowledge.

    Release date: 2022-12-15

  • Stats in brief: 98-200-X2021010
    Description:

    This Census in Brief article presents 2021 Census results related to language of work, including analyses of trends over time and of differences between various groups of workers, for selected regions.

    Release date: 2022-11-30

  • Stats in brief: 11-001-X202233432994
    Description: Release published in The Daily – Statistics Canada’s official release bulletin
    Release date: 2022-11-30
Reference (201)

Reference (201) (0 to 10 of 201 results)

  • Notices and consultations: 92-136-G
    Description:

    As is the case in advance of each Census, content consultations are being held with data users. The Census Content Consultation Guide gives you the opportunity to provide input.

    Release date: 2023-01-09

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 98-500-X2021004
    Description:

    This reference guide provides information to help users effectively use and interpret income data from the 2021 Census. This guide contains definitions and explanations of concepts, questions, classifications, data quality and comparability with other sources for this topic.

    Release date: 2022-12-15

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 98-500-X
    Description:

    Provides information that enables users to effectively use, apply and interpret data from the Census of Population. Each guide contains definitions and explanations on census concepts as well as a data quality and historical comparability section. Additional information will be included for specific variables to help users better understand the concepts and questions used in the census.

    Release date: 2022-12-15

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 98-500-X2021013
    Description:

    This reference guide provides information to help users effectively use and interpret education data from the 2021 Census. This guide contains definitions and explanations of concepts, questions, classifications, data quality and comparability with other sources for this topic.

    Release date: 2022-12-01

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 98-304-X2021001
    Description:

    The Guide to the Census of Population is a reference document that describes the various phases of the 2021 Census of Population. The guide provides an overview of content determination, sampling design, collection, data processing, data quality assessment, confidentiality guidelines and dissemination. It also includes response rates and other data quality information. This product may be useful to both new and experienced users who wish to familiarize themselves with and find specific information about the 2021 Census of Population.

    Release date: 2022-11-30

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 98-301-X
    Description:

    The Census Dictionary is a reference document which contains detailed definitions of Census of Population concepts, variables and geographic terms, as well as historical information.

    By referring to the Census Dictionary, both beginner and intermediate data users will gain a better understanding of the data and how to compare variables between census years.

    The Census Dictionary will be released iteratively starting with geography and non-data dependent topic definitions, tables, figures and appendices with additional content made available based on subsequent topic releases.

    Release date: 2022-11-30

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 98-304-X
    Description:

    The Guide to the Census of Population is a reference document that describes the various phases of the 2021 Census of Population. The guide provides an overview of content determination, sampling design, collection, data processing, data quality assessment, confidentiality guidelines and dissemination. It also includes response rates and other data quality information. This product may be useful to both new and experienced users who wish to familiarize themselves with and find specific information about the 2021 Census of Population.

    The Guide to the Census of Population combines information previously available in the Overview of the Census, National Household Survey User Guide and the Data Quality and Confidentiality Standards and Guidelines from 2011. 

    Release date: 2022-11-30

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 98-500-X2016013
    Description:

    This guide focuses on the following topic: education. This reference guide provides information that enables users to effectively use, apply and interpret data from the 2016 Census. This guide contains definitions and explanations of concepts, classifications, data quality and comparability to other sources. Additional information is included for specific variables to help general users better understand the concepts and questions used in the census.

    Release date: 2022-11-30

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 98-500-X2021003
    Description:

    This reference guide provides information to help users effectively use and interpret language data from the 2021 Census. This guide contains definitions and explanations of concepts, questions, classifications, data quality and comparability with other sources for this topic.

    Release date: 2022-11-30

  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 98-500-X2021011
    Description:

    This reference guide provides information to help users effectively use and interpret commuting data from the 2021 Census. This guide contains definitions and explanations of concepts, questions, classifications, data quality and comparability with other sources for this topic.

    Release date: 2022-11-30
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