Census 2018 – together we count

March 28, 2018

Census 2018 – together we count

This May, Strathcona County will be conducting a municipal census. Households will be asked to complete the census online between May 1 and 13.

This May, Strathcona County will be conducting a municipal census. Households will be asked to complete the census online between May 1 and 13.

A census PIN letter with instructions will be mailed to every household in Strathcona County by May 1.  A member of the household can simply go onto their computer, smartphone or tablet and complete the census online on or before May 13.

An online census is a cost-effective and environmentally friendly way for the County to conduct a census. For the resident, the online census is quick, convenient and private, and avoids a census worker needing to visit at the door. From May 18 through June 4, census workers will conduct door-to-door collection for households that did not complete the census online.

Those who do not use or have access to a computer will have the option to provide their census information by phone.

The census gathers information such as the number of people who live in the home, their ages and gender; the type of dwelling; and length of residency in Strathcona County.

The census count ensures the County receives the maximum grant dollars based on population. These dollars go toward roads, transit, community and family services, and other municipal programs. Census information is also used to plan for future services and programs.

Further information

Set in the centre of Alberta’s energy and agricultural heartland, Strathcona County is a thriving, successful and vibrant community of over 98,000 residents. Strathcona County is made up of the urban area of Sherwood Park and a large adjacent rural area of farms, acreages and smaller hamlets. It is home to 75 per cent of refining in Western Canada. With a focus on economic, governance, social, cultural and environmental sustainability, Strathcona County is committed to balancing the unique needs of its diverse community.

 

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Contact: Strathcona County Communications, 780-410-6595