Stats Canada releases 2011 Census Population Data

The first data from the 2011 Census was released by Statistics Canada on February 8, 2012.  Population and dwelling counts were released.  Canada’s population increased 5.9% between the 2006 and 2011 censuses. Read about this newest release in The Daily. Statistics  Canada’s website is designed to offer easy access to census data.  Start by consulting the general census webpage or the census Topics page.  The Visual Census is a fascinating tool that illustrates the power of electronic data.  You can use it to access population charts and graphs for Canada, the provinces, and cities (census metropolitan areas).