1931 Canadian Census

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The Canada 1931 Census was a detailed enumeration of the Canadian population. The census count was taken as at 1 June 1931. The total population count was 10,376,379 representing a 17.9% increase over the 1911 Census population count of 8,800,249.[1] The 1931 Census was the seventh comprehensive decennial census since the Confederation process forming the federal Dominion of Canada on 1 July 1867. The following comprehensive national census was the 1941 Census.

This census should become available to the public in 2023, 92 years after the census was collected.

Population by province[edit]

Province 1931 Census[2] 1921 Census[2] Difference % Change
Prince Edward Island 88,038 88,615 -577 -0.7%
Nova Scotia 512,846 523,837 -10,991 -2.1%
New Brunswick 408,219 387,876 20,343 5.2%
Quebec 2,874,662 2,361,199 514,152 21.8%
Ontario 3,431,683 2,933,622 498,021 17.0%
Manitoba 700,139 610,118 90,021 14.8%
Saskatchewan 921,785 757,510 164,275 21.7%
Alberta 731,605 588,454 143,151 24.3%
British Columbia 694,263 524,582 169,681 32.3%
Yukon Territory 4,230 4,157 73 1.8%
Northwest Territories 9,316 7,988 1,173 14.4%
Royal Canadian Navy 0 485 N/A N/A
Total 10,376,786 8,788,483 1,588,837 18.1%

The highest growth rate was in British Columbia, while Quebec added the largest number of new residents. Only Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia experienced a decline in population.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Population Urban and Rural". Statistics Canada. Retrieved 3 October 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Historical Statistics of Canada: Population and Migration". Statistics Canada. Retrieved 15 November 2016.