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Canada Census 1991- IPUMS


General Info
Canada (CAN)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
06/1991 - 06/1991
Data type
  • De jure
  • Household
  • Interview
  • 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 1991 Canada de jure census collected data through face-to-face interviews and self-enumeration on housing, household demographics, employment, income, education, migration, and fertility. Private households were enumerated by either the short form questionnaire or the long form questionnaire, which was given to one in five households. A variety of other census forms were used to capture other segments of the population. The census day was June 4, 1991.

A 3% sample drawn from households that completed the long form questionnaire (809,654 individuals) is available through IPUMS International at the University of Minnesota. Dwellings, vacant units, households, and group quarters are not identified in the microdata. Refer to the IPUMS website for guidelines on citing database versions.