Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Historical Census population data by Census Tracts for 1941

A geography researcher is looking for historical Census population data by Census Tracts for 1941.

We have previously located:

1951                    https://archive.org/details/1951981951M5NO51953engfra
1956 &1961        https://archive.org/details/1961955281963engfra
1961                    http://publications.gc.ca/collections/collection_2017/statcan/CS95-541-1961.pdf

The researcher believes there must be Census population data by Census Tracts for 1941 based on the “Census Years” documentation about Census Tracts  at http://www12.statcan.gc.ca/census-recensement/2011/ref/dict/geo013-eng.cfm which indicates there were Census Tracts in 1941. 

Would it be possible to please request some help finding 1941 population data by Census Tracts, or to ask to what this documentation about Census Years is referring? 

Here is the response from subject matter:

“The census tract program did start in 1941, however census tracts were called “social areas” when it started, and it seems that only Vancouver and Winnipeg were tracted at that time. Here is the link to that publication: https://archive.org/details/1941981941M32A161941ef

Are you looking for data from a specific area? I noticed the two first links are for Ottawa. This city was only first tracted in 1951 according to our publication “Census tract programme: A review 1941-1981”. I did find data by municipal ward for 1941, if it can be helpful at all: https://archive.org/details/1941981941P7NOA151941ef”