We’ve previously talked about the return of a mandatory Census in Canada when a move to make the census voluntary yielded poor data that failed to provide insights for businesses, planners, academics, and more.
Via Buzzfeed Canada, the first long-form Canadian census in over a decade is here and citizens were so quick to respond online that Statistics Canada crashed.
Canadians have crashed the census page. Canada: YOU ARE A PACK OF DANG NERDS
— Karen Geier (@karengeier) May 3, 2016
Thanks Canadians for responding in such high numbers. The site was overwhelmed by the enthusiasm, but we are back! https://t.co/SnxAmqTRSr
— Statistics Canada (@StatCan_eng) May 3, 2016
Congrats to our northern neighbors! We are looking forward to seeing great data once again.