Census

May 1 - June 18, 2017
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Click Here to Access the Census on your mobile device. 


Census 2013
To complete your census online, you will need the PIN that will be delivered to your home between May 1-10. Be on the lookout for your PIN in a white envelope. If you do not receive a letter by May 11, please contact the Census Coordinator at (403) 819-9582. 


 Complete the 2013 Census Online

The questions for this year’s census are:


  • How many people live in your home?
    • We ask this to have an accurate number of residents and track the growth of the city from year to year. Some of our grants are also based on population so having an accurate number ensures we receive the appropriate amount for our community.
  • What is the gender of each person?
    • Knowing the gender and ages of people in our community helps us identify needs for community programs.
  • What is the age of each person?
    • Knowing the gender and ages of people in our community helps us identify needs for community programs.
  • For those who are employed, please indicate the usual location of work.
    • We are asking this question to gain a better understanding of our business and transportation needs. 
  • Do you rent or own your home?
    • Understanding the number of people who rent helps us to understand the housing needs of our city and assists in planning for future developments.
  • Please indicate your dwelling type. 
    • We ask this to determine occupancy rates of different types of homes and to understand which types of dwellings are located in the various neighbourhoods.

  • Please indicate any languages other than English spoken in the home. 
    • Knowing what other languages are prominent in our community helps us plan for ways to better reach residents through programs and communications. 


Quality Assurance - Optional

The City is undertaking optional Quality Assurance measures to ensure that census results are accurate and complete. Please note that if an enumerator collects information from you, they may ask for your phone number. Your number will be provided to the Census Coordinator who will contact you to verify that the system recorded your results correctly.  Please note that your information will be kept secure and will only be seen by the Enumerator and Census Coordinator.
The Government of Alberta requires municipalities to conduct quality assurance measures when conducting a census. 


Why we conduct a census:


Municipal census data reflects growth and assists City departments to plan for residents' needs. Changes to the population can have an impact on community programming, development plans, and available resources. Your participation in completing the census is integral to having accurate statistics and information about our city.


For past population counts, please visit our demographics page. For more information about the census or how to get involved next year, please call the Census Coordinator at (403) 819-9582.
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