The Canada 2006 Census
was a detailed enumeration of the Canadian
day was May 16, 2006. The next census following will be the 2011 Census
. Canada's total population enumerated by the 2006 census was 31,612,897. This count was lower than the official July 1, 2006 population estimate of 32,623,490 people.
Over 12.7 million households, 32.5 million people were expected to be counted. Canada Post
delivered census forms by mail to 70% of the country, primarily residents in urban areas. Census enumerators delivered to the remaining 30% of households. Every fifth home received the long questionnaire (53 questions versus 8 questions on the short form). For the first time, Canadian residents were able to go online to fill in their forms. Statistics Canada
expected approximately 20% of households to file their surveys electronically. Persistent census staff are contacting tardy households. The total estimated cost of the 2006 census is $567 million spread over seven years, employing more than 25,000 full and part-time census workers.
New in the 2006 Census Questionnaire:
- Education. Where did individuals receive their highest level of education? (Only on extended questionnaire)
- Income. Permission to use income information from individual's income tax file. Income from child benefits. Income tax paid. (Also only on extended......