Labrador and the Census

Lay Summary 

An initiative to compile and standardize community-level Labrador census data from 1857-2011, in order to support regional research projects by academics, community groups, non-profits, and government. The resulting online dataset is freely available online at, and an accompanying report is available in hard copy from the Labrador Institute. The report includes a non-technical historical and critical background on the census, sample maps and charts illustrating important trends in the data, and technical documentation explaining the structure, processing, and potential uses of the data. Public presentations were held in North West River on Sept. 27, 2016 and Happy Valley-Goose Bay on Nov. 30, 2016.

Labrador Institute
North West River
Happy Valley-Goose Bay
Newfoundland and Labrador
Industry Sectors 
Public Administration
Start date 
1 Jan 2014
End date 
30 Nov 2016