Census 2014

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Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2014 Census! 

The census is now closed.  The census enumeration was very successful with almost a 99% response rate.  Unofficial results will be released later this summer.  Great job Lacombe!

Questions can be directed to Ross Pettibone at (403) 782-1287.

Census Frequently Asked Questions


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  • 1. What is a municipal census?

  • 2. Why conduct a census?

  • 3. How often does the City of Lacombe conduct a census?

  • 4. Why is “number of household residents” asked?

  • 5. Why should I answer the questions? Do I have to answer them?

  • 6. Why is “age” asked?

  • 7. Why is "citizenship status" asked?

  • 8. Why is "term of residence in Lacombe" asked?

  • 9. Why is "marital status" asked?

  • 10. Why is "employment status" asked?

  • 11. Why is “education level”asked?

  • 12. Why is “dwelling type” asked?

  • 13. Why do you ask about “total household income level”?

  • 14. How will I know the person at the door is a City census worker?

  • 15. What if I am not home when the census worker comes to my door?

The 2014 Census is being collected under the authority of Alberta’s Municipal Government Act. The collection of personal information is authorized by Section 33(c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP). Household data collected is deemed confidential and never released at an individual residence level.

For more information please call the Census Office at (403) 782 1287, or the FOIP Coordinator at (403) 782-1236.