Municipal Census

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

2019 Census

Starting April 1, we will be conducting the 2019 municipal census. Your participation in the census helps to ensure The City of Red Deer receives its fair share of grant funding, which is important to support growth and services in our community. For 2019, it is estimated that The City will receive approximately $249.47 per person in federal and provincial grants, based on the number of people counted in the census. The municipal census helps The City plan for growth and development, and give us an opportunity to better understand and address the needs of our community. 

What we are asking

This year, we are asking:

  • Number of people in the household?
  • What is the sex and year of birth for each person?
  • What is the primary mode of transportation for each person that is 16 years old or older?

How To Participate

Online
  • Residents are encouraged to fill out the census online between April 1 and May 6. A security access code will be mailed to you before April 6 which you can use to access your online census form.
  • All residents that fill out the census online can also enter to win a $150 Visa gift card! Simply enter in your information when prompted at the end of the online census form. 
Phone
  • Residents are able to call the Census Office at 403-342-8317 starting April 1.
  • Starting April 16, enumerators will begin knocking on the doors of residents who did not participate in the online or phone option.
Enumerators Collecting Information
  • Starting April 16, enumerators will begin knocking on the doors of residents who did not participate in the online option.
  • Enumerators will spend approximately three weeks going around Red Deer to collect responses; some enumerators will be using tablets to collect the data.

Final Report

In late July, The City of Red Deer will compile a final report to be released to the public online. The report will include all statistics collected.

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

Past Census Results

View census results from 2008-2016.