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Description found in Archives
Series consists of
1825-1981, microfilmed [1950-1959]
Place of creation
No place, unknown, or undetermined
527 microfilm reels
ca. 96,878 maps
10 microfilm reels : cartographic material negative, maps 35mm.
1 atlas : (53 leaves)
3 videocassettes (21 min, 52 s)
1 audio cassette (10 min)
Scope and content
Series consists of records relating to census returns from 1825 to 1911, and a collection of census forms, registers and instructions, microfilm, and maps from various years between 1847 and 1981. Records include federal and provincial electoral district plans and enumeration area number maps based on the 1941, 1946, 1951, 1956, 1966, 1971, 1976, and 1981 census; an atlas factice of sample Alberta townships; as well as an undated map titled "C.E. Belle, Commissaire. Hochelaga", of Montreal Parish pertaining to the 1861 census returns. Audio-visual material comprises moving images and sound recordings related to public relations for the 1986 Census. Included are television commercials and instructional material in both English and French.
Crown Copyright. Credit: Library and Archives Canada.
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Biography / Administrative history
With the creation of the Dominion Bureau of Statistics in 1918, a Demography Division was formed, of which the `Census Unit' - responsible for the taking of the census - was part. By 1953, the Demography Division had been renamed the Census Division, and was responsible for all aspects of the census, including the planning, taking, compiling and publication of the results. The name was changed in 1973 from the Census Division to the Census Branch, and later the same year the Census Field. By 1978, the Field became `Census and Household Surveys', responsible for the measurement of the attributes, behaviour and attitudes of individuals, households and families, particularly demographic and socio-economic attributes. This responsibility also included estimating and projecting basic demographic dimensions of the Canadian population. RG 31 General Inventory; Statistics Canada Annual Reports; David A Worton, The Dominion Bureau of Statistics: A history of Canada's Central Statistics Office and its antecedents, 1841-1972".
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Related control no.
3. 1984-85/557 GAD
4. 2004-0129 VSA
5. 91-199 OFRC
6. 92-0628 OFRC
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