Census returns are official Government of Canada records that enumerate the country’s population.
They are an invaluable source of information as they often include the age, occupation, ethnic origin, religious denomination and the place of birth for the persons listed.
Tabarca’s climate is mild, it has an annual average of 17ºC, and it is famous because of its clear waters both in its sand beaches –to the south- and its coves and cliffs surrounding the island.Most of the island is quite rocky so may not be suitable for prams and wheelchairs.After years of promising myself a visit to Tabarca Island, I finally made it along with a friend last week.From 1851 to 1901, a census occurred every 10 years in Canada; this was confirmed by the (which received Royal Assent on May 16, 1905) a general census of Canada was to occur in 1911, and every 10 years thereafter, and a census of population and agriculture was to be taken in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta in 1906, and every 10 years thereafter. If you have questions about post-1921 census returns or the census legislation, contact the Access to Information office of Statistics Canada.
For each census, the records are arranged by province or territory, and then are divided into districts which usually correspond to counties and cities.