What is a Census?
A census is an official count of the number of people living in Lethbridge at a given time.
Why Conduct a Census?
Municipal census data is useful to both municipal and provincial governments. Decisions regarding future transportation networks, the location of schools, parks, utilities and fire protection facilities are based to a large extent on statistics on population growth collected in the municipal census. As well, many of the grants received from the Provincial and Federal governments are awarded on a per capita basis and a census count ensures that maximum grants are received.
How often does the City of Lethbridge conduct a census?
The City of Lethbridge conducts a census every year. The next census will start April 1, 2017.
Aleta Neufeld, City Clerk
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David Sarsfield, Deputy City Clerk
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