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First edition. [Caption title]. Population of Upper and Lower Canada according to returns (1851-52).
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Population for Lower Canada and Upper Canada by Counties, Towns and Villages, as well as Origins and Religions in 1851: Population in Lower Canada, 890,261; in Upper Canada, 952,004, for a total of 1,842,265 inhabitants. Population of Montreal City, 57,715; of Toronto City, 30,775.
In 1955, the Dominion Bureau of Statistics was authorized by the Public Records Committee to microfilm and destroy the original paper records of the full 1851 Census. As a result, only a microfilm copy of the census exists as an archival holding. The digitized images found on the Library and Archives Canada (LAC).
Census of 1851.
This census includes Canada East (Quebec), Canada West (Ontario), New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.
How the Census Was Collected.
The 1851 Census marked the second collection of statistics for the Province of Canada. In 1841, the Act of Union created the Province of Canada, consisting of Canada West (present-day Ontario) and Canada East (present-day Quebec). Information on population was also collected for New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.
While the census for New Brunswick and Nova Scotia was completed in 1851, Canada West and Canada East did not start their collection of data until the following year. Therefore, for Canada West and Canada East, what is known as the Census of 1851 officially began on January 12, 1852.
The enumerators collected information for 2,312,919 individuals distributed as follows:
Canada West (952,004)
Canada East (890,261)
New Brunswick (193,800)
Nova Scotia (276,854)