The 1991 Canadian census was a detailed enumeration of the Canadian population. Census day was June 4, 1991. On that day, Statistics Canada attempted to count every person in Canada. The total population count of Canada was 27,296,859.[1] This was a 7.9% increase over the 1986 census of 25,309,331.[1]

1991 Canadian census

← 1986 June 4, 1991 1996 →

General information
CountryCanada
Results
Total population27,296,859 (Increase 7.9%)
Most populous ​province/territoryOntario (10,084,885)
Least populous ​province/territoryYukon (27,797)

The previous census was the 1986 census and the following census was in 1996 census.

Canada by the numbers

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A summary of information about Canada.

Total population 27,296,859
Dwellings 10,018,270[2]
Men 13,454,580
Women 13,842,280
Average earnings $24,329

Population by province

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Rank Province or territory Population as of
1991 census
Population as of
1986 census
Change Percent
change
1   Ontario 10,084,885 9,101,694 983,191   10.8  
2   Quebec 6,895,963 6,532,461 363,502   5.6  
3   British Columbia 3,282,061 2,883,367 398,694   13.8  
4   Alberta 2,545,553 2,365,825 179,728   7.6  
5   Manitoba 1,091,942 1,063,016 28,926   2.7  
6   Saskatchewan 988,928 1,009,613 -20,685   -2.0  
7   Nova Scotia 899,942 873,176 26,766   3.1  
8   New Brunswick 723,900 709,442 14,458   2.0  
9   Newfoundland and Labrador 568,474 568,349 125   0.0  
10   Prince Edward Island 129,765 126,646 3,119   2.5  
11   Northwest Territories 57,649 52,238 5,411   10.4  
12   Yukon 27,797 23,504 4,293   18.3  
  Canada 27,296,859 25,309,331 1,987,528   7.9  

References

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  1. ^ a b "1991 Census Highlights" (PDF). Statistics Canada. 1994. Retrieved 2021-06-30.
  2. ^ "1991 Census Area Profiles". Statistics Canada. 2019. Retrieved 2021-06-30.