Civic Census Online 2015
Count yourself in. The civic census online is now open for census submissions. Calgarians were sent an access code in the mail which can be used on calgary.ca/census to complete their census online between April 1 and 24, 2015.
“The census online is fast and simple to use.” said Paul Denys, Leader Election and Census. “Census data is important to The City of Calgary as it helps us make informed decisions to plan City services used every day.”
This year, the census will be used to gather information on the total number of residents, home owners, pre-school aged children, and school system support. This information is used by The City for the planning of services, such as roads, transit, recreation and water services. It 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.
Access codes were mailed to residents of Calgary at the end of March. If a citizen has technical difficulties, has lost their access code or has questions about the census online, they can call 403-476-4100 (option 3), Monday to Friday between 8 am and 8 pm for assistance.
If residents are unable to complete the census online, door-to-door census collection will begin on May 1, 2015. 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