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1891 Canada Census Questions

The 1891 Canada census included the then seven provinces of the country - British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island. It also encompassed the Northwest Territories, comprised of five districts - Alberta, Assiniboia East, Assiniboia West, Saskatchewan, and Mackenzie River. Other unorganized territories were also included.

This 1891 census of Canada was to start on April 6, 1891.

The enumerators were to count individuals at their usual place of habitation, with the head of the household to be listed first and followed by the remaining members of the household. It was the head of household's responsibility to provide the information about the household.


Column Question
To be numbered in the order of visitation (1-5)
1 Vessels and Shanties
2 Houses in construction
3 Houses uninhabited
4 Houses inhabited
5 Families
6 Names
7 Sex (M or F)
8 Age
9 Married or Widowed
10 Relationship to head of family or household
11 Country or province of birth
12 French Canadian
13 Place of birth of father
14 Place of birth of mother
15 Religion
16 Profession, occupation or trade
17 Employers
18 Wage earner
19 Unemployed during week preceding census
20 Employer to state average number of hands employed during year
Instruction (21-22)
21 Can read
22 Can write
Infirmities (23-25)
23 Deaf and dumb
24 Blind
25 Unsound of mind

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