InfoGuide: Historical resources

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Historical statistics

Canada year book
Census and Statistics Office
To access the digitized versions of different years, please click the link next to "Continued by."

Canadian Century Research Infrastructure
The CCRI is a pan-Canadian multi-disciplinary and multi-institutional effort to develop a set of interrelated databases centered on data from the 1911, 1921, 1931, 1941, and 1951 Canadian censuses.

Archived Historical statistics of Canada Archived
Social Science Federation of Canada & Statistics Canada

Historical statistics of Canada
Buckley, Kenneth Arthur Haig
HA746 U7 1965

Household counts: Canadian households and families in 1901
Baskerville, Peter
HQ559 H68 2007

Census of Canada

Library and Archives Canada

Archived The census: One hundred years ago Archived
Perspectives on Labour and Income

Les concepts et les questions posées sur les langues aux recensements canadiens de 1901 à 1961 (in French only)
Houle, René, & Cambron-Prémont, Amélie
Cahiers québécois de démographie 44.2 (2015): 291-310.

Historical census collection
Census publications have all been digitized and are now available on the Internet Archive website.

Archived Introduction to censuses of Canada, 1665 to 1871 Archived

The politics of population: State formation, statistics, and the census of Canada, 1840-1875
Bruce Curtis
HA37 .C22 C87 2001

The Dominion Bureau of Statistics

Annual report of the Dominion Bureau of Statistics
Statistics Canada
To access the digitized versions of previous reports, please click the link next to "Continues."

The Dominion Bureau of Statistics: A history of Canada's central statistics office and its antecedents, 1841-1972

Dominion Bureau of Statistics: History, function, organization

History of official statistics in Canada
Worton, David A.

Robert H. Coats, architect of Canada's national statistical system
Worton, David A.

Statistics Canada

75 years and counting: A history of Statistics Canada
Statistics Canada

The age of numbers: Statistical systems and national traditions
Beaud, Jean-Pierre
HA12 E73 2000

Annual reports
Statistics Canada

Canada comes of age statistically
Worton, David A.

Canadian System of National Accounts: Catalogue of products
Statistics Canada

The dawn of Canada's century: Hidden histories
Darroch, Gordon & Goldmann, Gustave J.
FC550 D39 2014

The development and evolution of the national accounts: "This great invention of the 20th century"
Crozier, Robert B.

Exploring the first century of Canada's Consumer Price Index
Charest, Julie & White, Julia

A history of business surveys at Statistics Canada: From the era of the gifted amateur to that of scientific methodology
Worton, David A.

The politics of measurable precision: The emergence of sampling techniques in Canada's Dominion
Beaud, Jean-Pierre & Prévost, Jean-Guy

History of the Canadian Labour Force Survey, 1945 to 2016


Current publications of the Dominion Bureau of Statistics
Dominion Bureau of Statistics

DBS catalogue
Dominion Bureau of Statistics

Historical catalogue of Dominion Bureau of Statistics publications
Dominion Bureau of Statistics

Historical catalogue of Statistics Canada publications
Supersedes the Historical catalogue of Dominion Bureau of Statistics, 1918-1960 and all eleven catalogues of current publications from 1960, including the 1981 issue of the Statistics Canada Catalogue.

Listing of supplementary documents
Statistics Canada Library
This publication provides a listing of Statistics Canada research papers, technical reports and conference proceedings that are not covered in the Statistics Canada Catalogue. The current edition is a revised accumulation that includes more than 400 new items and replaces and updates previous editions. Beginning with the 1991 issue, each issue supersedes existing issues.

Listing of supplementary documents, supplement
Statistics Canada Library
This is a systematic inventory of supplementary Statistics Canada documents available to the public, including technical papers, memoranda, and discussion and working papers.

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