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Introduction

The first national census of Canada was taken in 1871. Federal censuses have been taken every ten years since. The Northwest Territories can be found in these censuses beginning in 1881. The censuses after 1921 are currently confidential. No province-wide census has been taken in the Northwest Territories. See Censuses for more information.

National Censuses

1881 Census

The 1881 census officially began on April 4, 1881. Enumerators collected information for 10,973 individuals in the Northwest Territories. Information found in the census include: name, sex, age, if born within last 12 months, country or province of birth, religion, origin, profession, marital status, if attending school, and infirmities.

1891 Census

The 1891 census officially began on April 6, 1891. Enumerators collected information for 98,967 individuals in the Northwest Territories. Information found in the census include: name, sex, age, marital status, relation to head of family, country or province of birth, place of birth of father and mother, religion, profession, and infirmities.

1901 Census

The 1901 census officially began on March 31, 1901. Enumerators collected information for 211,649 individuals in the Northwest Territories. Information found in the census include: name, sex, race, relation to head of family, marital status, birth date, age, country or place of birth, year of immigration, year of naturalization, racial or tribal origin, nationality, religion, profession, employment, education, language, and infirmities.

1911 Census

The 1911 census officially began on June 1, 1911. Enumerators collected information for 17,196 individuals in the Northwest Territories. Information found in the census include: name, residence, sex, relation to head of family, marital status, month and year of birth, age, country or place of birth, year of immigration, year of naturalization, racial or tribal origin, nationality, religion, profession, employment, insurance, education, language, and infirmities.

1921 Census

The 1921 census officially began on June 1, 1921. Enumerators collected information for 8,473 individuals in the Northwest Territories. Information found in the census include: name, place of abode, relation to head of family, sex, marital status, age, county or place of birth, place of birth of father and mother, year of immigration, year of naturalization, nationality, racial or tribal origin, language, religion, education, profession, and employment.

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