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Census Backgrounders

The City of Toronto releases Census Backgrounders to coincide with each Census release by Statistics Canada. The backgrounders provide a review of the data, focussing on how it relates to the City of Toronto and the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA).

The 2016 Census Day was May 10, 2016

Census Release Schedule

For more information on the 2016 Census Release Schedule, please visit Statistics Canada.

2016 Census Backgrounder reports:

  2011 Census Backgrounder reports:

Census and the National Household Survey

The information previously collected by the long-form Census questionnaire was collected in 2011 as part of the voluntary National Household Survey. In 2016, Statistics Canada restored the mandatory long-form Census questionnaire in an effort to improve data collection. Readers should be aware that releases from the 2016 Census will reflect the long-form Census and are anticipated to be more comprehensive than those of the 2011 National Household Survey.

Note: All data in the backgrounders are based on geographic boundaries available at time of writing. In the event of any future boundary revisions, some data totals may change.