City census door-to-door collection this May
Count yourself in! Census takers will start going door-to-door on May 1 to collect census data information. All census takers wear a photo identification badge issued by The City of Calgary.
“We ask that all Calgarians take a couple of minutes to participate in the census. Census data is important to The City of Calgary as it helps us make informed decisions to help plan City services,” said Paul Denys, Leader Election and Census.
Census takers are gathering information on the total number of residents, home owners, pre-school children, and school system support. This information is also used by the public and separate school boards for enrolment predictions, decisions on future schools, and by the provincial government for determining per capita grant allocations where available.
For the third year in a row census takers will collect data on mobile tablet devices. These tablets will allow information to be submitted live and increase the efficient use of City resources.
If residents are not home at the time of visit, the census taker will leave a notice of Municipal Census Call. Residents are asked to call the census taker at the number provided on the notice to complete their census. If residents are missed during the collection period, they are asked to call the Election and Information Services office at 403-476-4100 (option 3) to provide their information over the phone.
All information provided during this process is confidential and secure. When releasing census data, individuals and dwellings are never identified. Instead, information is available on a city-wide basis or by geographic areas such as communities. The 2015 census results will be available approximately three months after census collection is complete.
For more information on census collection, visit calgary.ca/census.
Public contact information:
Election & Information Services
The City of Calgary