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Results of the 92-year question

The 2011 Census gave Canadians the opportunity to make an informed decision about the release of their name-identified census information. The Statistics Act permits name-identified census information to be transferred to Library and Archives Canada and made publicly available after 92 years, in other words in the year 2103.

Nationally 81.6% of respondents replied yes, and the remainder either said no or left the box blank.

Release of personal census information after 92 years


Table showing the results of the 92-year question on the 2011 Census questionnaire for Canada, provinces and territories.

Release of personal census information after 92 years
Geographic name % who responded yes % who responded no/left blank
Canada 81.6 18.4
Newfoundland and Labrador 85.3 14.7
Prince Edward Island 85.3 14.7
Nova Scotia 85.2 14.8
New Brunswick 84.6 15.4
Quebec 81.8 18.2
Ontario 81.2 18.8
Manitoba 81.7 18.3
Saskatchewan 82.1 17.9
Alberta 82.0 18.0
British Columbia 79.9 20.1
Yukon 84.0 16.0
Northwest Territories 86.6 13.4
Nunavut 87.1 12.9
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