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Canada Population and Housing Census 2016


General Info
Original or alternative title 
Canada 2016 Census
Canada (CAN)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
05/2016 - 08/2016
Data type
  • De jure
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Nationally representative

The 2016 Canada Population and Housing Census took place in May 2016. However, a wildfire caused evacuated in the Alberta region, and data collection in those areas was deferred to August 2016. Data were collected using a short-form and long-form questionnaire. On the long form, a question on religion was removed since it was asked in 2011 and questions about daily living were reduced to one question. The response rate for the long-form questionnaire was 96.9%.