Census workers going door-to-door this week

Red Deer city census workers will start knocking on doors today after the online census wrapped up on Sunday. Roughly 40 per cent of Red Deerians used the online tool.

Red Deer city census workers will start knocking on doors today after the online census wrapped up on Sunday.

Roughly 40 per cent of Red Deerians used the online tool.

Residents who did not submit their census information online will be visited by census enumerators some time over the next couple of weeks.

“Citizens’ participation is necessary in order to get an accurate picture of the number of people living in Red Deer,” said Jackie Kurylo, acting deputy city clerk. “Census information isn’t just about numbers; it also helps us better understand community needs and plan for future growth and development.”

Census workers will ask residents about the number of people living in their house, the gender and year of birth of each person in the house.

All census enumerators will carry picture identification cards, and any information given to enumerators is confidential.

Citizens with any questions about the identity of a census worker should phone the city’s census office at 403-342-8317.

Enumerators will door-knock until June 1 to get responses from the remaining Red Deerians who did not participate online.

The city will also conduct a quality assurance check, as required by law from the Alberta Provincial Government, Ministry of Municipal Affairs.

While collecting responses, census staff will ask residents if they are willing to participate in the random quality assurance check, by phone, to confirm the address and how many people live in the home.

The online tool was open May 5 to 19.

The 2014 municipal census is slated to wrap up June 1. In 2013, the city counted 97,109 residents.

Census results will be released in August.

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