New data and materials released today by Statistics Canada.
From the Introduction:
Today, Statistics Canada provides Canadians with a first glimpse of the latest national statistical portrait with results of the 2016 Census count on population and dwellings.
The count tallies 35,151,728 people who reported living in Canada on Census Day, May 10, 2016, and shows the patterns of population growth across the country.
Over the coming year—as Canadians celebrate 150 years since Confederation—the agency will unveil the full range of census data that will together paint a factual picture of the lives of Canadians and their communities.
The population count in 2016 was 10 times greater than in 1871, when the first census after Confederation recorded 3.5 million people in Canada. By 1967, when Canadians were toasting 100 years since Confederation, that number had grown to 20.0 million (1966 Census).
Over the years, Canadians have been trekking west. In 1871, most Canadians lived in the four founding provinces of Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, while Western Canada was sparsely populated. By 2016, close to one-third of the population lived in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia.
Additional Related Resources Released Today by Statistics Canada (via The Daily)
Statistics Canada – Infographics: “Population Growth in Canada, 2016 Census of Population”
Statistics Canada – Infographics: “Annual Average Growth Rate, Natural Increase and Migratory Increase Per Intercensal Period, Canada, 1851 To 2056”
Videos – Statistics Canada: “2016 Census: 150 years of population growth in Canada”
Videos – Statistics Canada: “2016 Census: 150 years of urbanization in Canada”
Census Tract Reference Maps, by Census Metropolitan Areas or Census Agglomerations, Census year 2016
Population Ecumene Census Division Cartographic Boundary File, Reference Guide, Census year 2016
Population Ecumene Census Division Cartographic Boundary File, Census year 2016
Census in Brief: “Municipalities in Canada with the largest and fastest-growing populations between 2011 and 2016 “, Census year 2016
Census in Brief: “Municipalities in Canada with population decreases between 2011 and 2016 “, Census year 2016