1991 Canadian census

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1991 Canadian census

  1986 June 4, 1991 1996  

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General information
Total population27,296,859 (Increase2.svg 7.9%)
Most populous province/territory Ontario (10,084,885)
Least populous province/territory Yukon (27,797)

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]


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

Canada by the numbers

A summary of information about Canada.

Total population27,296,859
Dwellings10,018,270 [2]
Average earnings$24,329

Population by province

RankProvince or territoryPopulation as of
1991 census
Population as of
1986 census
1Flag of Ontario.svg  Ontario 10,084,8859,101,694983,191 Increase2.svg10.8 Increase2.svg
2Flag of Quebec.svg  Quebec 6,895,9636,532,461363,502 Increase2.svg5.6 Increase2.svg
3Flag of British Columbia.svg  British Columbia 3,282,0612,883,367398,694 Increase2.svg13.8 Increase2.svg
4Flag of Alberta.svg  Alberta 2,545,5532,365,825179,728 Increase2.svg7.6 Increase2.svg
5Flag of Manitoba.svg  Manitoba 1,091,9421,063,01628,926 Increase2.svg2.7 Increase2.svg
6Flag of Saskatchewan.svg  Saskatchewan 988,9281,009,613-20,685 Decrease2.svg-2.0 Decrease2.svg
7Flag of Nova Scotia.svg  Nova Scotia 899,942873,17626,766 Increase2.svg3.1 Increase2.svg
8Flag of New Brunswick.svg  New Brunswick 723,900709,44214,458 Increase2.svg2.0 Increase2.svg
9Flag of Newfoundland and Labrador.svg  Newfoundland and Labrador 568,474568,349125 Increase2.svg0.0 Increase2.svg
10Flag of Prince Edward Island.svg  Prince Edward Island 129,765126,6463,119 Increase2.svg2.5 Increase2.svg
11Flag of the Northwest Territories.svg  Northwest Territories 57,64952,2385,411 Increase2.svg10.4 Increase2.svg
12Flag of Yukon.svg  Yukon 27,79723,5044,293 Increase2.svg18.3 Increase2.svg
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada 27,296,85925,309,3311,987,528 Increase2.svg7.9 Increase2.svg

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