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1871 Census of Canada - Schedule no. 1 - Nominal Return of the Living

 1. Numbered in the order of visitation: Vessels
 2. Numbered in the order of visitation: Shanties
 3. Numbered in the order of visitation: Dwelling houses in construction
 4. Numbered in the order of visitation: Dwelling houses uninhabited
 5. Numbered in the order of visitation: Dwelling houses inhabited
 6. Numbered in the order of visitation: Families
 7. Names
 8. Sex
 9. Age
10. Born within the last twelve months
11. Country or Province of Birth
12. Religion
13. Origin
14. Profession, Occupation or Trade
15. Married or Widowed
16. Married within the last twelve months
17. Instruction: Going to school
18. Instruction: Over 20 years unable to read
19. Instruction: Over 20 years unable to write
20. Infirmities: Deaf and Dumb
21. Infirmities: Blind
22. Infirmities: Unsound mind
23. Dates of Operations and Remarks


1871 Census of Canada - Schedule no. 2 - Nominal Return of the Deaths within the last twelve months

 1. Names of Deceased
 2. Sex
 3. Age
 4. Born within last twelve months
 5. Religion
 6. Country or Province of Birth
 7. Profession, Occupation or Trade
 8. Married or Widowed
 9. Married during last twelve months
10. Month of Death
11. Disease or other cause of Death
12. Remarks


1871 Census of Canada - Schedule no. 3 - Return of Public Institutions, Real Estate, Vehicles, and Implements

Reference to Schedule No. 1

 1. Page
 2. Number

Public Institutions

 3. Special or Legal name of Institution, Character and Classification
 4. Number of buildings
 5. Number of Inmates

Real Estate

 6. Grand total of acres of land owned
 7. Number of town or village building lots
 8. Number of dwelling houses owned
 9. Number of warehouses, stores, factories, shops, &c., owned
10. Number of barns and stables owned

Vehicles and Implements

11. Number of carriages and sleighs
12. Number of cars, waggons, and sleds
13. Pleasure or common boats
14. Number of ploughs and cultivators
15. Reapers and mowers
16. Horse rakes
17. Thrashing machines
18. Fanning mills

19. Remarks


1871 Census of Canada - Schedule no. 4 - Return of Cultivated Land, of Field Products and of Plants and Fruits

Reference to Schedule No. 1

 1. Page
 2. Number

Occupied Lands

 3. Range or Concession
 4. Number of Lot
 5. Owner, Tenant or Employee
 6. Total number of acres occupied
 7. Number of acres improved
 8. Number of acres in pasture
 9. Number of acres of salt or dyked marsh
10. Number of acres in gardens or orchards

Wheat

11. Acres
12. Spring Wheat - Bushels
13. Fall Wheat - Bushels
14. Bushels of Barley
15. Bushels of Oats
16. Bushels of Rye
17. Bushels of Peas
18. Bushels of Beans
19. Bushels of Buckwheat
20. Bushes of Corn

Root Crops

21. Potatoes: Acres
22. Potatoes: Bushels
23. Bushels of Turnips
24. Bushels of Mangel Wurtzel and other Beets
25. Bushels of Carrots or other Roots

Hay Crop

26. Acres
27. Ton of 2,000 lbs or bundles of 16 lbs of Hay
28. Bushels of Grass or Clover Seed
29. Bushels of Flax Seed
30. Pounds of Flax and Hemp
31. Pounds of Hops
32. Pounds of Tobacco
33. Pounds of Grapes
34. Bushels of Apples
35. Bushels of Pears, Plums, and other fruits
36. Pounds of Maple Sugar


1871 Census of Canada - Schedule no. 5 – Live Stock, Animal Products, home-made Fabrics and Furs

Reference to Schedule No. 1

 1. Page
 21. Number

Live Stock

 3. Horses over 3 years old
 4. Colts and Fillies
 5. Working Oxen
 6. Milk Cows
 7. Other horned Cattle
 8. Sheep
 9. Swine
10. Hives of Bees

Animal Products

11. Cattle killed or sold for slaughter or export
12. Sheep killed or sold for slaughter or export
13. Swine killed or sold for slaughter or export
14. Pounds of Butter
15. Pounds of home-made Cheese
16. Pounds of Honey
17. Pounds of Wool

Home-made Fabrics

18. Yards of home-made Cloth and Flannel
19. Yards of home-made Linen

Furs

20. Beaver’s Skins
21. Musk Rats
22. Minks
23. Otters
24. Seals
25. Martins
26. Foxes
27. Bears
28. Moose, Cariboo and Deer
29. Number of all other Furs


1871 Census of Canada - Schedule no. 6 – Return of Industrial Establishments

 1. Kind of Industrial Establishment. Name of Proprietor or Company, and other such information
 2. Fixed Capital invested in $
 3. Floating Capital employed in $
 4. Number of working months in the year

Average Number of People employed

Over 16 years

 5. Male
 6. Female

Under 16 years

 7. Boys
 8. Girls

 9. Aggregate amount of Yearly Wages in $

Moving Power

10. Kind
11. Nominal Force

Raw Material

12. Kind
13. Quantities
14. Aggregate Value in $

Products

15. Kind
16. Quantities
17. Aggregate Value in $

18. Remarks


1871 Census of Canada - Schedule no. 7 – Return of Products of the Forest

Reference to Schedule No. 1

 1. Page
 2. Number

Square Pine – Number of Cubic Feet

 3. White
 4. Red

 5. Cubic feet of square Oak
 6. Cubic feet of square or sided Tamarac
 7. Cubic feet of square or sided Birch and Maple
 8. Cubic feet of square Elm

Cubic feet of Walnut

 9. Black
10. Other species

11. Cubic feet of Hickory
12. Cubic feet of all other square or sided timber
13. Number of census standard Pine logs
14. Number of census standard Spruce and other logs
15. Number of Spars and Masts
16. Thousands of Staves
17. Cords of Lath-wood
18. Cords of Tall-bark
19. Cords of Fire-wood
20. Remarks


1871 Census of Canada - Schedule no. 8 – Return of Shipping and Fisheries

Reference to Schedule No. 1

 1. Page
 2. Number

Shipping

Steam Vessels

 3. Number of shares
 4. Tonnage owned

Sailing Vessels

 5. Number of shares
 6. Tonnage owned

Barges

 7. Number
 8. Tonnage owned

Fisheries

Vessels and Boats employed Fishing

Vessels

 9. Number
10. Men

Boats

11. Number
12. Men
13. Number of shore men or graviers
14. Number of fathoms of Nets and seizes of all sorts
15. Number of W. of fascines
16. Quintals of Cod
17. Quintals of Haddock, Hake and Pollock
18. Barrels of Sounds and Tongues
19. Barrels of Herring
20. Barrels of Gaspareaux
21. Barrels of Mackerel
22. Barrels of Sardines
23. Barrels of Halibut
24. Barrels of Salmon
25. Barrels of Shad
26. Barrels of Eels
27. Barrels of White Fish
28. Barrels of Trout
29. Other Fishes per Barrel
30. Barrels of cured Rocs
31. Barrels of Oysters
32. Gallons of medicinal Cod Liver Oil
33. Gallons of other Fish Oil


1871 Census of Canada - Schedule no. 9 – Return of Mineral Products

Reference to Schedule No. 1

 1. Page
 2. Number

 3. Ounces of Gold
 4. Ounces of Silver
 5. Tons of Copper Ore per Standard of 25% of Metallic Copper
 6. Tons of Iron Ore per Standard of 25% of Metallic Iron
 7. Tons of Pyrites per Standard of 50% of Sulphur
 8. Tons of Manganese Ore
 9. Lead and other Ore per ton or otherwise
10. Tons of Coal
11. Tons of Peat
12. Tons of Plumbago
13. Tons of Lump Gypsum
14. Tons of Phosphate of Lime
15. Pounds of Mica
16. Gallons of Crude Petroleum
17. Barrels of Salt
18. Cubic feet of Grained Marble
19. Cubic feet of Building Stone for dressing
20. Squares of Roofing Slate
21. Remarks

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