2011 Canada Census & National Household Survey

The 2011 Census & National Household Survey were conducted May-June 2011. The 2011 Census consists of the same eight questions that appeared on the 2006 Census short-form questionnaire, as well as two additional questions on language.

The 2011 National Household Survey (NHS) was a new, voluntary survey consisting of the same questions that appeared on the 2006 Census long-form questionnaire, as well as an additional question on religion.

View the 2011 Census & NHS Question Forms:

Are you a PCensus User (v.10 or higher)?  We are providing the 2011 Census Data FREE:

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2011 NHS Products

We are providing the 2011 National Household Survey (NHS) data for use in our PCensus and Sitewise software, or as a standalone database.  This data was collected shortly after the 2011 Census and is the direct replacement for the previous long-form census.  The NHS provides valuable information on household incomes, education levels, ethnicity and more to assist you with demographic, market and site location analysis.  Our NHS data is available down to the Dissemination Area (DA) level of geography so that you can perform small-area searches.

As some may be aware, the NHS reflects a change in methodology of the collection of the long-form Census data. We have put together a Question-and-Answer page to explain why the DA level NHS is useful, and how it differs from the free data available from Statistics Canada (which is only available at the Census Tract level).

The 2011 Census with the adjusted NHS is now available from Canada’s premier data providers:


Learn more about the 2011 NHS: