When was the first census in Newfoundland?

Newfoundland and Labrador were enumerated on the 1871 and 1911 Canada census as part of Quebec and the Northwest Territories, respectively. Newfoundland and Labrador took several censuses at the province level. However years vary and some are partial.

How do I find old census records?

You can access census records many different ways: View digitized Census Records online through one of our partners, ancestry.com or familysearch.org. (Familysearch.org is free-of-charge.

How many Indians are there in Newfoundland?

As of March 2019, there were 28,293 registered Indians living in Newfoundland and Labrador, 12 per cent of whom lived on reserve.

What was the population of Newfoundland in 1960?


Geography 1956 1960
Canada (map) 16,081 17,870
Newfoundland and Labrador (map) 415 448
Prince Edward Island (map) 99 103
Nova Scotia (map) 695 727

Why is the census done every 5 years?

Beginning in 1906, the Prairie provinces of Manitoba, Alberta and Saskatchewan began to take separate censuses of population and agriculture every five years to monitor growth in the West. After becoming part of Canada in 1949, Newfoundland (including Labrador) has been included in the Canadian census since 1951.

Were there natives in Newfoundland?

Newfoundland and Labrador was home to 19,315 First Nations people, 7,660 Métis, and 6,260 Inuit, with the rest reporting other Note 1 Aboriginal identities (2,300) or more than one Aboriginal identity (260).

Where is the town of Gaultois Newfoundland and Labrador?

Prepare to discover beautiful Gaultois Newfoundland and Labrador, located within Newfoundland’s scenic Coast of Bays.

What was the population of Gaultois before Canada?

Before confederation with Canada in 1949, Gaultois was the customs town for those wishing to travel to the islands of Saint Pierre and Miquelon. Prior to resettlement, the population had declined to 107 in 1956 from a peak of 252 five years earlier.

When was the last census taken in Newfoundland?

Censuses were taken in Newfoundland in the years:1836, 1845, 1857, 1869, 1884, 1901, 1911, 1921, 1935, 1945. All survive with the exception of 1911 of which only fragments remain. Census returns are maintained by the Newfoundland & Labrador Provincial Archives.

Is there a school in the town of Gaultois?

The town has a K-12 school called Victoria Academy, as well as a fire department, public library, Lion’s Club, and town hall. The town is only accessible by ferry or helicopter. The ferry runs from the nearby town of Hermitage several times daily and the crossing takes approximately 20 minutes.