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Census of Canada - Aggregate Statistics


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This table contains links to indicate the availability of aggregate statistics in computer-readable form from population censuses and disseminated by Statistics Canada.

Note: Documentation linked here is public access. Most of the census tables, however, are restricted access. If you are a member of a DLI member institution, contact your local DLI contact. Restricted links here are for the most part available only to University of Toronto, Brock University, York University, and Ryerson University faculty, students, and staff.


Content: 2006, 2001, 1996, 1991, 1986, 1981, 1976, 1971, 1966, 1961, 1956, 1951, 1946, 1941, 1936, 1931, 1926, 1921, 1916, 1911, 1906, 1901, 1891, 1886, 1885, 1881, 1871, 1861, 1851, 1840, 1665-1871


Comparative table of Canadian census questions since Confederation

Geographic level Canadian overview tables (COTs)/
Nation series
Special interest tables (SITs)/
Dimensions series
Profile series Basic cross-tabulations (BCTs)/
Basic summary tabulations (BSTs)
  Detailed subject matter, less detailed geography.

Tables containing one or more characteristics (e.g. age by sex by marital status);
(Aggregate, multi-variate distributions.)

Detailed subject matter, less detailed geography.

Additional detailed tables on special topics, and containing one or more characteristics (e.g. immigration status by income groups), at high levels of geography;
(Aggregate, multi-variate distributions.)

Less detailed subject matter, more detailed geography.

Distribution of individual census characteristics (e.g. age or sex or marital status), by large and small levels of geography.
(Aggregate, univariate distributions.)

Less detailed subject matter, more detailed geography.

Tables containing one or more characteristics (e.g. age by sex by marital status), by large and small levels of geography.
(Aggregate, multivariate distributions.)

2006 Census
2006 Census homepage at University of Toronto: <http://datalib.chass.utoronto.ca/cc06/cc06.htm>
Geographic level Topic-based tabulations (TBTs) Topic-based tabulations (TBTs) Profile series Topic-based tabulations (TBTs)
Canada, provinces, territories
Census divisions
(Counties)
 
Census subdivisions
(Municipalities)
 
Census metropolitan areas/
Census agglomerations
(CMA/CA)
Federal electoral districts
(FED)
(2003 Representation order)
   
Census tract (CT)    
Dissemination area (DA)    
Designated place      
Forward sortation area (FSA)    
Urban area      
2001 Census
2001 Census homepage at University of Toronto: <http://datalib.chass.utoronto.ca/cc01/cc01.htm>
Search content of all 2001 Census aggregate tables: <http://datacentre2.chass.utoronto.ca/cancensus/>
Geographic level Canadian overview tables (COTs)/
Nation series
Special interest tables (SITs)/
Dimensions series
Profile series Basic cross-tabulations (BCTs)/
Basic summary tabulations (BSTs)
Canada, provinces, territories
Census divisions
(Counties)
 
Census subdivisions
(Municipalities)
 
Census metropolitan areas/
Census agglomerations
(CMA/CA)
Federal electoral districts
(FED)
(1996 Representation order)
   
Federal electoral districts
(FED)
(2003 Representation order)
     
Census tract (CT)    
Dissemination area (DA)
Formerly, enumeration area
   
Designated place      
Forward sortation area (FSA)    
Urban area      
1996 Census
1996 Census homepage at University of Toronto: <http://datalib.chass.utoronto.ca/cc96.htm>
Search content of all 1996 Census aggregate tables: <http://datacentre2.chass.utoronto.ca/cancensus/>
Geographic level Canadian overview tables (COTs)/
Nation series
Special interest tables (SITs)/
Dimensions series
Profile series Basic cross-tabulations (BCTs)/
Basic summary tabulations (BSTs)
Canada, provinces, territories
  • dimen96.htm
  • 7 CD-ROMS:
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    94F0005XCB
    94F0006XCB
    94F0007XCB
    94F0008XCB
    94F0010XCB
    94F0011XCB
  • Included in CSD and FED-level profile files
  • CHASS interface
  • Also available in E-stat
  • Print: 95-182, 95-193
  • CD-ROM 95F0253XCB96000
  • Included in CSD and FED-level files, see bst96.htm
Census divisions (counties)    
  • Included in CSD-level profile file
  • Also available in E-stat
  • Print: 95-182, 95-193
  • CD-ROM 95F0253XCB96000
Census subdivision (municipalities)    
Census metropolitan areas (cities)
  • dimen96.htm
  • 7 CD-ROMS:
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    94F0005XCB
    94F0006XCB
    94F0007XCB
    94F0008XCB
    94F0010XCB
    94F0011XCB
  • Included in CT-level file, see profil96.htm
  • Print: 95-205 to 95-213
Census agglomerations    
Census tracts    
Federal electoral districts
(1987 Representation Order & 1996 Representation Order)
   
Enumeration areas    
Forward sortation areas    
Postal codes      
1991 Census
1991 Census homepage at University of Toronto: <http://datalib.chass.utoronto.ca/cc91/cc91tit.htm>
Geographic level Nation series Dimensions series
(aka: Special interest)
Profile series Basic summary tabulations series (BSTs)
Canada, provinces, territories  
Census divisions (counties)      
Census subdivision (municipalities)    
Census metropolitan areas    
Census agglomerations      
Census tracts    
Federal electoral districts (1987 Representation Order)      
Enumeration areas    
Urban Forward sortation areas
(2B profile only)
     
Urban/rural areas      
1986 Census
1986 Census homepage at University of Toronto: <http://datalib.chass.utoronto.ca/cc86/cc86tit.htm>
Geographic level Nation series Dimensions series Profile series Basic summary tabulations series (BSTs)
Canada, provinces, territories
  • Print product: CA 1 BS -86C14, see GPS
  • See also EA-level BSTs
Census divisions (counties)      
Census subdivision (municipalities)  
Census metropolitan areas (cities)
and census agglomerations
   
  • Print product: CA 1 BS -86C18, see GPS
  • See also census tract BSTs
Census tracts  
Federal electoral districts (1976 Representation Order)    
  • See EA-level BSTs
Enumeration areas  
  • CHASS interface
  • contact UT/DLS for access
  • 1986 census profile CD-ROM
Forward sortation areas
(Urban only)
     
Urban/rural areas      
Economic regions (LFS)      
1981 Census
1981 Census homepage at University of Toronto: <http://datalib.chass.utoronto.ca/cc81/census81.htm>
Geographic level Nation series Dimensions series Profile series Basic summary tabulations series (BSTs)
Canada, provinces, territories    
Census divisions (counties)    
Census subdivision (municipalities)  
Census metropolitan areas and census agglomerations (cities)  
Census tracts    
Federal electoral districts (1976 Representation Order)    
Enumeration areas    
1976 Census
1976 Census homepage at University of Toronto: <http://datalib.chass.utoronto.ca/cc76/census76.htm>
Geographic level Nation series Dimensions series Profile series Basic summary tabulations series (BSTs)
Canada, provinces, territories      
Census divisions (counties)      
Census subdivision (municipalities)    
Municipalities, census metropolitan areas and census agglomerations    
Census tracts    
Provincial census tracts    
Federal electoral districts (1966 Representation Order)      
Enumeration areas      
Urban/rural areas    
1971 Census
1971 Census homepage at University of Toronto: <http://datalib.chass.utoronto.ca/cc71/census71.htm>
Geographic level Nation series Dimensions series Profile series Basic summary tabulations series (BSTs)
Canada, provinces, territories    
Census divisions (counties)    
Census agglomerate/census metropolitan area    
Municipality/census agglomerate    
Census tract/area aggregate    
Federal electoral districts (1966 Representation Order)      
Enumeration areas    
Urban/rural areas      
1966 Census
1966 Census homepage at University of Toronto: <http://datalib.chass.utoronto.ca/cc66/census66.htm>
Geographic level Nation series Dimensions series Profile series Basic summary tabulations series (BSTs)
Canada, provinces, territories    
Census tracts      
Enumeration areas      
1961 Census
1961 Census homepage at University of Toronto: <http://datalib.chass.utoronto.ca/cc61/census61.htm>
Geographic level Nation series Dimensions series Profile series Basic summary tabulations series (BSTs)
Canada, provinces, territories    
Electoral districts    
Counties & census divisions    
Incorporated cities, town & villages with population 5,000 and over    
Census tracts      
Enumeration areas      
1956 Census
Geographic level Nation series Dimensions series Profile series Basic summary tabulations series (BSTs)
Canada, provinces, territories    
Electoral districts    
Census metropolitan areas    
Census divisions    
Census subdivisions    
Incorporated cities, towns and villages    
Census tracts      
1951 Census
1951 Census homepage at University of Toronto: <http://datalib.chass.utoronto.ca/cc51/census51.htm>
Geographic level Nation series Dimensions series Profile series Basic summary tabulations series (BSTs)
Canada, provinces, territories    
Electoral districts    
Census metropolitan areas    
Census divisions    
Census subdivisions    
Incorporated cities, towns and villages    
Census tracts      
1946 Census of the prairie provinces
Geographic level Nation series Dimensions series Profile series Basic summary tabulations series (BSTs)
Canada, provinces, territories    
Electoral districts    
Census metropolitan areas    
Census divisions    
Census subdivisions    
Incorporated cities, towns and villages    
1941 Census
1941 Census homepage at University of Toronto: <http://datalib.chass.utoronto.ca/cc41/census41.htm>
Geographic level Nation series Dimensions series Profile series Basic summary tabulations series (BSTs)
Canada, provinces, territories    
Federal electoral districts    
Census metropolitan areas    
Census divisions    
Census subdivisions    
Incorporated cities, towns and villages    
1936 Census of the prairie provinces
Provinces    
Urban localities (CMAs)    
Census divisions    
Municipalities (CSDs)    
Cities >10,000    
1931 Census
1931 Census homepage at University of Toronto: <http://datalib.chass.utoronto.ca/cc31/cc31.htm>
Canada, provinces, territories    
Federal electoral districts    
Census divisions    
Census subdivisions    
Incorporated cities, towns and villages    
Rural/urban    
1926 Census of the prairie provinces
Provinces    
Rural/urban    
1921 Census
Canada, provinces, territories    
Federal electoral districts    
Census divisions/counties    
Census metropolitan areas    
Incorporated cities, towns and villages    
1916 Census of the prairie provinces
Provinces    
Census districts    
Urban/rural    
Cities and towns    
1911 Census
Provinces    
Census districts    
Census sub-districts    
Cities    
1906 Census
Provinces
  • Print product only.
 
  • Print product only.
 
Census districts    
1901 Census
Provinces    
Electoral districts    
Census districts    
Census sub-districts    
Cities, towns, villages    
1891 Census
Provinces    
Census districts    
Electoral districts    
Cities, towns, villages    
1886 Census of Manitoba
Provinces      
Sub-districts      
1885 Census of the North-West Territories
Provinces      
1881 Census
Provinces    
Census districts    
Census sub-districts    
Cities, towns, villages    
1870-1871 Census
Provinces    
Census districts    
Census sub-districts    
Cities, towns, villages    
1860-1861 Census
Provinces      
Electoral districts      
Census districts      
Census sub-districts      
Cities, towns, villages      
1851-1852 Census
Provinces      
Electoral districts      
Census districts      
Census sub-districts      
Cities, towns, villages      
1840, A census of the population of the province of New Brunswick in the year ...
Provinces      
1665-1871 Census
Subprovincial level varies      
Abbreviations
GPS=Government Documents Division, University of Toronto Library, or any Canadian depository library collection.
UT/DLS=Data Library Service, University of Toronto Library, or your local data service.