Census of Canada resources: Key resources

About the Census

  1. Key resources
  2. Lessons
  3. Data

Animations Census topics Thematic maps Reference Census of Agriculture Historical censuses


Census topics

Aboriginal peoples

Commuting and places of work

Earnings and income


Ethnic origins

Families and households

Immigration and citizenship

Labour force

Language of work


Mobility – Canadians on the move

Population by age and sex

Population: where we live


  • 2001 article (Note: The religion question is only asked every 10 years)

Thematic maps

All maps, by geographic area and theme 2006


2006 Census dictionary (view)

2006 Census geography: Illustrated glossary (view)

Census of Agriculture

Tables, articles and maps 2006

Historical censuses

Paper, ink and penCensuses of Canada, 1665 to 1871, including estimated population from 1605.