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Canada Census 1971 - IPUMS


General Info
Canada (CAN)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
06/1971 - 06/1971
Data type
  • De jure
  • Nationally representative
  • Subnationally representative
  • Urban-rural 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 1971 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. The census day was June 1, 1971.

A 1% sample of households from the census (214,019 individuals) is available through IPUMS International at the University of Minnesota. The sample does not include Prince Edward, Yukon, or Northwest Territories. Dwellings, vacant units, and households are not identified in the microdata. Refer to the IPUMS website for guidelines on citing database versions.