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1911 Canada Census Questions

The actual enumeration of the population took weeks or months. Enumerators were instructed to record the information on the census returns as it existed on the official enumeration date.

In 1911 the official enumeration date was June 1, 1911.


Column Question
Numbered in order of visitation (1-2)
1 House no
2 No of family, household, or institution
Residence and personal description (3-10)
3 Name of each person in family, household, or institution
4 Place of habitation
5 Sex (M or F)
6 Relationship to head of family or household
7 Single, married, widowed, divorced, or legally separated
8 Month of birth
9 Year of birth
10 Age at last birthday
Citizenship, Nationality and Religion (11-16)
11 Country or place of birth
12 Year of immigration to Canada, if an immigrant
13 Year of naturalization, if formerly an alien
14 Racial or tribal origin
15 Nationality
16 Religion
Principal Profession or Trade (17-30)
17 Chief occupation or trade
18 Living on own means
19 Employer
20 Employee
21 Working on own account
22 Wage earner
23 State where person is employed (on farm, in drug store, etc)
24 Weeks employed in 1910 at chief occupation or trade
25 Weeks employed in 1910 at other than chief occupation of trade, if any
26 Hours of working time per week at chief occupation or trade
27 Hours of working time per week at other than chief occupation or trade, if any
28 Total earnings in 1910 from chief occupation or trade
29 Total earnings in 1910 from other than chief occupation or trade, if any
30 Rate of earnings per hour when employed by the hour - cents
Insurance Held at Date (31-33)
31 Upon Life - $
32 Against accident or sickness - $
33 Cost of insurance in census year - $
Education and Language of each person five years of age and over (34-38)
34 Months at school in 1910
35 Can read
36 Can write
37 Language commonly spoken
38 Cost of education in 1910 for persons over 16 years of age at college, convent, or university
Infirmities (specify age when infirmity appeared) (39-42)
39 Blind
40 Deaf and dumb
41 Crazy or lunatic
42 Idiotic or silly

The 1911 Canada census includes all current provinces, except Newfoundland, along with the territories in the north. Newfoundland was not counted since it was a British colony and did not join Canada until 1949.

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