Census – Best Ever says Minister
Prince George, B.C. – The Federal Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, Navdeep Bains, says the 2016 Census was the most successful census in Canadian history.
“The data collected during the 2016 Census will paint a detailed picture of our nation and the communities in which we live. With an overall response rate of 98.4 percent, the census will also provide the high-quality information needed to plan critical services such as child care, housing and public transportation for all Canadians.”
Bains says the decision to move back to the long-form census was “the right one” with a 97.8% response rate for the long form.
Stats Canada will publish its initial results from the 2016 census within 6 months, and will launch a schedule for a more timely release of the complete results.