Canada 2011 Census


Canada 2011 Census

The Canada 2011 Census will be a detailed enumeration of the Canadian population on May 17, 2011. Planning is already underway. In deciding questions for the 2011 Census, Statistics Canada will consult and collect comments from government, organizations, and individuals across Canada. This is expected to be major consultative process, involving questions on family, ethnicity, education, and labour. [cite web|url=http://www.unece.org/stats/documents/2003/05/census/wp.3.add.1.e.pdf|title=2001 Canadian Census: Shifting Gears|accessdate=2006-07-03] The census questions will then be sent to Cabinet for approval and published in the Canada Gazette sometime in 2010.

The Statistics Act mandates a Senate and/or House of Commons (joint) committee review of the opt-in clause (for the release of one's census records after 92 years) by 2014. [cite web|url=http://www.parl.gc.ca/common/bills_ls.asp?lang=E&ls=s18&source=library_prb&Parl=38&Ses=1|title=Bill S-18: An Act to amend the Statistics Act|accessdate=2006-07-03]

The 2011 Census will be the fifteenth decennial census, required by section 8 of the "Constitution Act, 1867". [ [http://www.canlii.org/en/ca/const/const1867.html#sec8 Constitution Act, 1867] ] As with other decennial censuses, the data will be used to adjust federal electoral district boundaries. [cite web |url=http://www.elections.ca/content.asp?section=gen&document=ec90820&dir=bkg&lang=e|title=Elections Canada: General Information|accessdate=2006-07-03]

Forecasts

In 2011, Statistics Canada projects Canada's population will reach 33.9M people [cite web|url=http://www40.statcan.ca/l01/cst01/demo23a.htm|title=Canadian Statistics: Projected Population|accessdate=2006-06-30] with the visible minority population expected to continue increasing faster than the total population. [cite web|url=http://www.statcan.ca/english/ads/11-008-XIE/vismin.html|title=Canadian Social Trends|accessdate=2006-06-30]

Questionnaire Revision

The Census of Agriculture will add options allowing Statistics Canada toaccess the respondents' financial data from Canada Revenue Agency (CRA)given the Business Number of the farm. [cite web|url=http://www4.ncsu.edu/~bkgoodwi/esirc/STC.pdf|title=Report to the AAEA Economic Statistics and Information Resources Committee|accessdate=2006-07-03]

The question on religion, excluded from the Canada 2006 Census (as it is every other run), will return for the 2011 Census of Population. In addition to possible questions on activity limitation, [cite web|url=http://www12.statcan.ca/english/census06/products/reference/consultation/contentreport-activity.htm|title=2006 Census Consultation Report: Activity Limitation|accessdate=2006-07-03] various organizations have already called for changes for the upcoming census:
* Adding "Aboriginal identifier" to the short form (already found on the long form). [cite web|url=http://www.abo-peoples.org/Res2004/Resolutions1to7.htm|title=Congress of Aboriginal Peoples: Annual General Assembly: Resolution 2|date=2004-04-17|accessdate=2006-07-03]
* Relationship of same-sex married couples. [cite news|url=http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/Canada/Canadiana/2006/05/15/1581468-cp.html|title=Same-sex marriage supporters say wording of 2006 census discriminates|publisher=Canoe|date=|accessdate=2006-07-03]
* Place of work and transportation-related questions. [cite web|url=http://www.tac-atc.ca/english/pdf/uc-minutes-0905.pdf|title=Transportation Association of Canada: Urban Transportation Council (minutes)|accessdate=2006-07-03]
* Food security questions. [cite web|url=http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/2006/agendas/committees/cms/cms060308/it029.pdf|title=Toronto Board of Health: Food Security: Implications for Early Years Population|accessdate=2006-07-03]

ee also

*Demographics of Canada
*Statistics Act
*Elections Canada

External links

* [http://www12.statcan.ca/english/census06/reference/consultation/92-136/index.cfm 2011 Census Content Consultation Guide] (Statistics Canada)
* [http://www.statcan.ca/english/research/92-442-XIE/2006001/census.htm Getting ready for the 2006 Census: Teacher's Guide]

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