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
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
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.
This button is used to add a new census.
Click on this button to apply the changes to the database.
Click on this button to delete a census.
This selection list permits the user to choose from a list
of locations which match the partial locaion name supplied by
Click on this button to close the selection list of locations.
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