Census Districts (CD), 1871 Census of Canada

Coordinate system: 3978 - "NAD83 / Canada Atlas Lambert"


This data set reconstructs the census compilation and dissemination geography of the 1871 Census of the Canadas, and includes the 206 census districts (CD) of Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia.

The database includes records for each of the more than 45,000 industrial establishments counted in the first Census of Canada of April 1871. For each establishment, there are up to 125 variables.

Note: There is a second version of the 1871 census districts available in the GeoPortal, under the same title. These datasets have different publishers/producers and spatial references. In addition, the data contained in this dataset has been significantly revised.