2011 Census Data Now Available

Our business librarian has been keeping on top of Statistics Canada’s 2011 Census population and dwelling counts that were released on February 9th. The census numbers reveal that Canada’s population grew by 5.9% since 2006, and that Kelowna had one of the highest population growths among census metropolitan areas, with a 10.8% increase.

The population and dwelling counts is the first release of 2011 Census data and products. Statistics Canada will release Census 2011 information throughout the year.

Information on the 2011 Census population and dwelling counts has been added to OC Library’s Census of Canada 2011 and Consumer Research subject guides. The Library will continue to add new 2011 Census content to subject guides and the Library collection as they become available.

There are some interesting tools available with this census release, including a Visual Census, which “facilitates the analysis and comparison of the changing demographic and socio composition of selected geographic areas across Canada” and a mobile census profile, which offers community-level statistics formatted for your mobile device.

Other interesting 2011 Census tools, resources, and analysis include:


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