Census collection occurs every year in Calgary, and Enumeration happens every three years. In 2013, The City began collecting Census and Enumeration information using mobile tablet devices.
Electronic data collection allows census and enumeration information to be entered on mobile computing devices in real time over the cellular network. This new approach reduces the annual 500,000 pages of printing for the census and 225,000 pages for the enumeration. Other benefits of mobile data collection include improved data quality and overall cost savings in the census taking process.
This is an example of Transforming Government because the electronic data collection reflects sustainability, innovation, and accountability principles that put citizens first.