September 16, 2021

New Data & Resources: “Population Size and Growth in Canada: Key Results From 2016 Census”

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.

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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.

Direct to Complete Report and Materials (Incl.Charts, Data Files, and Infographics)

PDF Version of Report (14 pages)

Additional Related Resources Released Today by Statistics Canada (via The Daily)

Statistics Canada – Infographics: “Population Growth in Canada, 2016 Census of Population”

Catalogue number Catalogue number11-627-M2017005 (HTML | PDF)

Statistics Canada – Infographics: “Annual Average Growth Rate, Natural Increase and Migratory Increase Per Intercensal Period, Canada, 1851 To 2056”

Catalogue number Catalogue number11-627-M2017006 (HTML | PDF)

Videos – Statistics Canada: “2016 Census: 150 years of population growth in Canada”

Catalogue number Catalogue number11-629-X2017002 (HTML)

Videos – Statistics Canada: “2016 Census: 150 years of urbanization in Canada”

Catalogue number Catalogue number11-629-X2017003 (HTML)

Building Permits, December 2016, Vol. 60, no. 12

Catalogue number Catalogue number64-001-X (HTML | PDF)

GeoSearch, Census year 2016

Catalogue number Catalogue number92-142-X (HTML)

Census Tract Reference Maps, by Census Metropolitan Areas or Census Agglomerations, Census year 2016

Catalogue number Catalogue number92-146-X (HTML)

GeoSuite, Reference Guide, Census year 2016

Catalogue number Catalogue number92-150-G (HTML | PDF)

GeoSuite, Census year 2016

Catalogue number Catalogue number92-150-X (HTML | Database)

Geographic Attribute File, Reference Guide, Census year 2016

Catalogue number Catalogue number92-151-G (HTML | PDF)

Geographic Attribute File, Census year 2016

Catalogue number Catalogue number92-151-X (HTML | Database)

Population Ecumene Census Division Cartographic Boundary File, Reference Guide, Census year 2016

Catalogue number Catalogue number92-159-G (HTML | PDF)

Population Ecumene Census Division Cartographic Boundary File, Census year 2016

Catalogue number Catalogue number92-159-X (HTML)

Designated Place Boundary Files, Census year 2016

Catalogue number Catalogue number92-165-X (HTML)

Population Centre Boundary File, Census year 2016

Catalogue number Catalogue number92-166-X (HTML)

Thematic Maps, Census year 2016

Catalogue number Catalogue number92-173-X (HTML | PDF)

Geography Catalogue, Census year 2016

Catalogue number Catalogue number92-196-X (HTML | PDF)

Census in Brief: “Municipalities in Canada with the largest and fastest-growing populations between 2011 and 2016 “, Census year 2016

Catalogue number Catalogue number98-200-X2016001 (HTML | PDF)

Census in Brief: “Municipalities in Canada with population decreases between 2011 and 2016 “, Census year 2016

Catalogue number Catalogue number98-200-X2016002 (HTML | PDF)

Guide to the Census of Population, 2016

Catalogue number Catalogue number98-304-X (HTML | PDF)

Census Profile, 2016 Census

Catalogue number Catalogue number98-316-X (HTML)

Highlight tables : “Population and dwelling counts “, Census year 2016

Catalogue number Catalogue number98-402-X2016001 (HTML)

Focus on Geography Series

Catalogue number Catalogue number98-404-X (HTML)

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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