Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Fill out your Census Form

I received my a letter yesterday asking me to complete the Census and it gave me the opportunity to do it on-line.

I typed in the access code and then complete it.  It took me 7 minutes to complete for a family of two.

After I submitted it I was informed that I was chosen to complete the new National Household Survey and that I could complete it right then.  I did and it took me 40 minutes to complete the information for my wife and I.

The interface was good and easy to use and there were plenty of instruction.  The one time I did make a mistake the application popped an error message and let me go back to fix it.

I know alot of Liberals and progressives reacted very negatively to the government's decision to eliminate the long form census last summer so I would urge you to put your money where your keyboard is and complete the Census asap.  And if you are chosen for the National Household Survey complete it as well.


Blogger 900ft Jesus said...

ok, you convinced me.

May 04, 2011 9:35 PM  
Blogger gingercat said...

I completed mine as well. I used the comment section at the end to question the changes and ask if the data will be compatable with previous censuses. I thought it was the best way to let them know that I had issues with the changes introduced.

I figured it was a good way to do it because Stats Can get their information and if enough people question the changes maybe they will come out and say something about it.

May 05, 2011 8:08 AM  
Blogger Omar said...

Did the old short form census ask more questions then the new short form one does? I filled ours out yesterday and all it asked for was the names and DOBs of the people in the household, their relationship to one another and what their primary language was. That seems incredibly vague.

May 05, 2011 10:57 AM  
Blogger ottlib said...


The old short form did not contain any language questions. StatCan had to add them last fall to satisfy the Official Languages Act.

The very same questions are in the National Household Survey.

May 05, 2011 9:59 PM  

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