1941 Canadian Census

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1941 Canadian Census
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General information
CountryCanada
Date taken1941
Total population11,506,655
Percent changeIncrease 10.9%

The Canada 1941 Census was a detailed enumeration of the Canadian population. The total population count was 11,506,655, representing a 10.9% increase over the 1931 Census population count of 10,376,786.[1] The 1941 Census was the eighth comprehensive decennial census since Canadian Confederation on 1 July 1867. The following comprehensive national census was the 1951 Census.

This census should become available to the public in 2033, 92 years after the census was collected.

Population by province[edit]

Province 1941 Census[1] 1931 Census[1] Difference % Change
Prince Edward Island 95,047 88,038 7,009 8.0%
Nova Scotia 577,962 512,846 65,116 12.7%
New Brunswick 457,401 408,219 49,182 12.0%
Quebec 3,331,882 2,874,662 457,220 15.9%
Ontario 3,787,655 3,431,683 355,972 10.4%
Manitoba 729,744 700,139 29,605 4.2%
Saskatchewan 895,992 921,785 -25,793 -2.8%
Alberta 796,169 731,605 64,564 8.8%
British Columbia 817,861 694,263 123,598 17.8%
Yukon Territory 4,914 4,230 684 16.2%
Northwest Territories 12,028 9,316 2,712 29.1%
Total 11,506,655 10,376,786 1,129,869 10.9%

For the second consecutive decade, British Columbia experienced the highest growth rate of the provinces, while Quebec added the largest number of new residents. Only Saskatchewan, reeling from the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl, experienced population decline.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Historical Statistics of Canada: Population and Migration". Statistics Canada. Retrieved 15 November 2016.