A census is an official count of the number of people living in a community. In Red Deer, census data is gathered to determine the population, assist in planning the future of our community and to calculate grants.

Census 2014 - Count yourself in!2014 Municipal Census timeline

  • May 5 - Letters with PIN (personal identification number) were hand delivered to residents to participate in the census online.
  • May 5 - May 19 - Online tool open for residents to submit responses. 
  • May 20 - June 1 - Enumerators go door to door collecting responses from those who were unable to participate online.

How do I get counted?

You were able to complete your census online from May 5 to 19. Each household in Red Deer received a letter during the week of May 5 with instructions on how to complete their census online. If you were unable to access the internet, a door-to-door enumerator visited your home between May 20 and June 1.

How often is a census conducted?

As a result of strong growth, a census has been conducted every year since 1999. with the exception of 2012.

What information is collected?

Enumerators ask residents how many people live in the household, the gender and year of birth of each person in the household. 

Who do I contact to learn more about the Census?

If you would like more information about The City of Red Deer census, contact Legislative Services. 

Past Census Results

View census results from 2008-2013.