Census Administration: Canada Censuses Table Display
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The census identifier. This is normally the 2-character domain identifier followed by the 4 digit enumeration year.
The descriptive name of the census.
The normal number of lines per page in the census of individuals.
This specifies the number of lines which are grouped together for ease of visual recognition by a thicker border between lines. From the 1901 census on the original forms filled in by the enumerator have these thicker borders. For those censuses this feature increases the similarity of appearance between the original document and the transcription.
In the 1901 census the designer of the original form grouped the lines in groups of 4. However there are 50 lines per page in this census so if the groups of 4 had been extended right to the end there would have been a group of 2. Therefore the grouping of lines is terminated early, leaving a group of 6 at the bottom of the page. In all other censuses the grouping is set to 5, sometimes because that is the grouping in the original form, but mostly because 5 divides evenly into the lines per page of all census forms.
If this is 'Y' then this is not a real census, but rather an entity defined to cover several censuses which were separately administed. For example 'CA1851' is an artificial construct to represent all of the separate censuses of the colonies of British North America which were conducted as part of the Imperial Census of 1851.
If the administrative region covered by the census is part of a higher level entity, this contains the two character identifier of the higher level entity. For example the 1861 census of Nova Scotia, identified as 'NS1861' is identified as a portion of the collective census identified as 'CA1861'. Constitutionally the maritime colonies, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island, were not part of the colony of Canada, and their censuses were technically part of the Imperial Census, but their Lieutenant Governors were subordinate to the Governor General of the colony of Canada.
A list of the two character codes for the states or provinces covered by the census
This is the numeric key of the Source record which is used with citations to this census enumeration.
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