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Canada Population and Housing Census 1981


General Info
Original or alternative title 
Recensement du Canada de 1981
Canada (CAN)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
06/1981 - 07/1981
Data type
  • De jure
  • Nationally representative
  • Subnationally representative

Censuses provide population numbers, household or family size and composition, and information on sex and age distribution. They often include other demographic, economic and health-related topics as well. The 1981 Canada de jure census collected data through face-to-face interviews and self-enumeration on housing, household demographics, employment, income, household expenditures, education, migration, and fertility for women who have ever been married.

Suggested citation 
Government of Canada, Statistics Canada (StatCan). Canada Population and Housing Census 1981.