Population and dwelling counts, for census metropolitan areas and census agglomerations, 2011 and 2006 censuses

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This table presents the 2011 and 2006 population counts and the 2011 dwelling counts, land area, population density and population ranking for census metropolitan areas and census agglomerations. It also shows the percentage change in the population counts between 2006 and 2011.

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Population and dwelling counts, for census metropolitan areas and census agglomerations, 2011 and 2006 censuses
Geographic name Type Population Private dwellings, 2011 Land area in square kilometres, 2011 Population density per square kilometre, 2011 Population national rank
2011 2006 % change Total Occupied by usual residents 2011 2006
Geographic name: alpha sort Z to A Geographic name: alpha sort A to Z Type: alpha sort Z to A Type: alpha sort A to Z Population, 2011 - total: sort highest to lowest Population, 2011 - total: sort lowest to highest Population, 2006 - total: sort highest to lowest Population, 2006 - total: sort lowest to highest Population, % change: sort highest to lowest Population, % change: sort lowest to highest Private dwellings, 2011 - total: sort highest to lowest Private dwellings, 2011 - total: sort lowest to highest Private dwellings, 2011 - occupied by usual residents: sort highest to lowest Private dwellings, 2011 - occupied by usual residents: sort lowest to highest Land area in square kilometres, 2011: sort highest to lowest Land area in square kilometres, 2011: sort lowest to highest Population density per square kilometre, 2011: sort highest to lowest Population density per square kilometre, 2011: sort lowest to highest Population rank, 2011 - national: sort highest to lowest Population rank, 2011 - national: sort lowest to highest Population rank, 2006 - national: sort highest to lowest Population rank, 2006 - national: sort lowest to highest
Toronto (Ont.) CMA 5,583,064 5,113,149 9.2 2,079,459 1,989,705 5,905.71 945.4 1 1
Montréal (Que. CMA 3,824,221 3,635,556 A 5.2 1,696,210 1,613,260 4,258.31 898.1 2 2
Vancouver (B.C.) CMA 2,313,328 2,116,581 9.3 949,565 891,336 2,882.55 802.5 3 3
Ottawa - Gatineau (Ont./Que.) CMA 1,236,324 1,133,633 A 9.1 526,627 498,636 6,287.03 196.6 4 4
Calgary (Alta.) CMA 1,214,839 1,079,310 12.6 488,451 464,001 5,107.55 237.9 5 5
Edmonton (Alta.) CMA 1,159,869 1,034,945 12.1 482,249 450,786 9,426.73 123.0 6 6
Québec (Que. CMA 765,706 719,153 A 6.5 361,447 345,892 3,349.12 228.6 7 7
Winnipeg (Man. CMA 730,018 694,668 5.1 304,779 291,316 5,303.09 137.7 8 8
Hamilton (Ont.) CMA 721,053 692,911 4.1 294,150 282,186 1,371.85 525.6 9 9
Kitchener - Cambridge - Waterloo (Ont.) CMA 477,160 451,235 5.7 191,739 181,493 827.43 576.7 10 11
London (Ont.) CMA 474,786 457,720 3.7 211,260 195,056 2,665.62 178.1 11 10
St. Catharines - Niagara (Ont.) CMA 392,184 390,317 0.5 174,338 160,455 1,397.51 280.6 12 12
Halifax (N.S.) CMA 390,328 372,858 4.7 177,295 165,153 5,495.71 71.0 13 13
Oshawa (Ont.) CMA 356,177 330,594 7.7 134,034 129,698 903.51 394.2 14 14
Victoria (B.C. CMA 344,615 330,088 4.4 167,229 153,328 696.15 495.0 15 15
Windsor (Ont.) CMA 319,246 323,342 -1.3 137,098 126,843 1,022.31 312.3 16 16
Saskatoon (Sask.) CMA 260,600 233,923 11.4 110,314 104,237 5,214.52 50.0 17 17
Regina (Sask.) CMA 210,556 194,971 8.0 90,262 85,731 3,408.28 61.8 18 18
Sherbrooke (Que.) CMA 201,890 191,410 A 5.5 99,913 91,099 1,459.61 138.3 19 19
St. John's (N.L.) CMA 196,966 181,113 8.8 84,542 78,960 804.65 244.8 20 20
Barrie (Ont.) CMA 187,013 177,061 5.6 72,817 68,495 897.83 208.3 21 21
Kelowna (B.C.) CMA 179,839 162,276 10.8 83,836 74,942 2,904.86 61.9 22 22
Abbotsford - Mission (B.C.) CMA 170,191 159,020 7.0 63,821 59,317 605.18 281.2 23 23
Greater Sudbury / Grand Sudbury (Ont.) CMA 160,770 158,258 1.6 72,736 67,767 3,410.62 47.1 24 24
Kingston (Ont.) CMA 159,561 152,358 4.7 73,889 65,965 1,938.92 82.3 25 26
Saguenay (Que.) CMA 157,790 156,305 A 1.0 73,766 69,507 2,564.02 61.5 26 25
Trois-Rivières (Que.) CMA 151,773 144,713 A 4.9 74,837 70,138 1,041.15 145.8 27 27
Guelph (Ont.) CMA 141,097 133,698 A 5.5 59,362 54,868 593.52 237.7 28 28
Moncton (N.B.) CMA 138,644 126,424 9.7 62,403 58,294 2,406.31 57.6 29 29
Brantford (Ont.) CMA 135,501 124,607 8.7 55,115 52,726 1,073.11 126.3 30 30
Saint John (N.B.) CMA 127,761 122,389 4.4 56,775 52,281 3,362.95 38.0 31 32
Thunder Bay (Ont.) CMA 121,596 122,907 -1.1 56,071 52,062 2,556.37 47.6 32 31
Peterborough (Ont.) CMA 118,975 116,570 2.1 53,730 48,848 1,506.90 79.0 33 33
Lethbridge (Alta.) CA 105,999 95,196 11.3 45,251 41,555 2,975.62 35.6 34 36
Chatham-Kent (Ont.) CA 104,075 108,589 -4.2 46,391 42,992 2,470.69 42.1 35 34
Cape Breton (N.S.) CA 101,619 105,928 -4.1 46,632 42,325 2,470.60 41.1 36 35
Kamloops (B.C.) CA 98,754 92,797 A 6.4 44,554 40,728 5,668.64 17.4 37 37
Nanaimo (B.C.) CA 98,021 92,361 6.1 44,795 41,902 1,280.84 76.5 38 38
Fredericton (N.B.) CA 94,268 86,226 A 9.3 41,581 39,014 4,886.40 19.3 39 42
Belleville (Ont.) CA 92,540 91,518 1.1 40,389 38,447 741.36 124.8 40 39
Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu (Que.) CA 92,394 87,492 5.6 40,411 39,283 225.78 409.2 41 41
Chilliwack (B.C.) CA 92,308 82,465 A 11.9 38,986 36,234 1,220.12 75.7 42 46
Red Deer (Alta.) CA 90,564 83,154 A 8.9 38,789 36,346 104.29 868.4 43 44
Sarnia (Ont.) CA 89,555 88,793 0.9 40,457 38,305 799.87 112.0 44 40
Drummondville (Que.) CA 88,480 82,949 A 6.7 40,748 38,815 803.81 110.1 45 45
Prince George (B.C.) CA 84,232 83,225 1.2 37,176 33,990 17,686.50 4.8 46 43
Sault Ste. Marie (Ont. CA 79,800 80,098 -0.4 36,211 34,338 805.38 99.1 47 47
Granby (Que.) CA 77,077 71,176 A 8.3 35,712 33,754 396.52 194.4 48 49
Kawartha Lakes (Ont.) CA 73,214 74,561 -1.8 37,161 29,681 3,083.06 23.7 49 48
Medicine Hat (Alta.) CA 72,807 68,822 5.8 32,577 30,046 13,288.65 5.5 50 50
Wood Buffalo (Alta.) CA 66,896 52,643 27.1 28,548 23,544 63,782.95 1.0 51 58
Charlottetown (P.E.I.) CA 64,487 59,325 A 8.7 28,864 26,192 798.54 80.8 52 53
North Bay (Ont.) CA 64,043 63,424 1.0 29,255 27,305 788.48 81.2 53 51
Norfolk (Ont.) CA 63,175 62,563 1.0 27,814 25,046 1,607.60 39.3 54 52
Cornwall (Ont.) CA 58,957 58,485 0.8 26,263 25,232 509.03 115.8 55 54
Vernon (B.C.) CA 58,584 55,418 5.7 27,860 24,426 1,040.82 56.3 56 56
Saint-Hyacinthe (Que.) CA 56,794 54,976 A 3.3 27,206 25,880 326.76 173.8 57 57
Courtenay (B.C.) CA 55,213 51,383 A 7.5 26,302 24,512 625.13 88.3 58 59
Grande Prairie (Alta.) CA 55,032 47,107 A 16.8 22,979 21,180 72.80 755.9 59 63
Shawinigan (Que.) CA 55,009 56,408 A -2.5 28,609 26,230 987.14 55.7 60 55
Brandon (Man.) CA 53,229 48,256 10.3 22,990 21,951 1,712.46 31.1 61 62
Rimouski (Que.) CA 50,912 48,918 A 4.1 24,620 23,021 631.22 80.7 62 61
Leamington (Ont.) CA 49,765 49,741 0.0 18,808 17,578 508.76 97.8 63 60
Sorel-Tracy (Que.) CA 47,772 46,595 A 2.5 23,178 21,951 233.78 204.3 64 64
Joliette (Que.) CA 46,932 43,306 A 8.4 22,225 21,426 109.03 430.5 65 66
Victoriaville (Que.) CA 46,354 43,195 A 7.3 21,165 20,480 153.29 302.4 66 67
Truro (N.S.) CA 45,888 45,077 1.8 21,708 19,492 2,732.69 16.8 67 65
Duncan (B.C.) CA 43,252 41,387 4.5 18,793 17,822 373.68 115.7 68 69
Timmins (Ont.) CA 43,165 42,997 0.4 18,806 17,811 2,979.15 14.5 69 68
Prince Albert (Sask.) CA 42,673 40,766 4.7 17,233 16,005 1,891.49 22.6 70 71
Penticton (B.C.) CA 42,361 41,303 A 2.6 20,931 19,200 1,724.95 24.6 71 70
Rouyn-Noranda (Que.) CA 41,798 40,650 A 2.8 19,686 18,325 6,438.47 6.5 72 72
Orillia (Ont.) CA 40,731 40,532 0.5 20,134 17,107 458.55 88.8 73 73
Salaberry-de-Valleyfield (Que.) CA 40,077 39,672 1.0 19,050 18,295 107.10 374.2 74 74
Brockville (Ont.) CA 39,024 39,668 -1.6 17,428 16,709 893.44 43.7 75 75
Woodstock (Ont.) CA 37,754 35,822 A 5.4 16,448 15,694 49.00 770.5 76 77
Campbell River (B.C.) CA 36,096 34,707 A 4.0 16,409 15,418 1,737.37 20.8 77 79
New Glasgow (N.S.) CA 35,809 36,288 -1.3 16,788 15,256 2,066.66 17.3 78 76
Midland (Ont.) CA 35,419 35,432 A 0.0 16,652 14,715 199.94 177.2 79 78
Saint-Georges (Que.) CA 34,642 32,902 A 5.3 16,289 15,232 355.62 97.4 80 82
Moose Jaw (Sask.) CA 34,421 33,360 3.2 15,903 15,033 844.42 40.8 81 81
Bathurst (N.B.) CA 33,484 34,106 A -1.8 15,996 14,580 2,292.80 14.6 82 80
Val-d'Or (Que.) CA 33,265 32,288 3.0 15,089 14,263 3,555.03 9.4 83 83
Alma (Que.) CA 33,018 31,864 A 3.6 14,721 14,126 340.35 97.0 84 85
Owen Sound (Ont.) CA 32,092 32,259 -0.5 15,005 13,695 628.58 51.1 85 84
Stratford (Ont.) CA 30,886 30,516 A 1.2 13,892 13,330 26.95 1,146.0 86 86
Lloydminster (Alta./Sask.) CA 30,798 27,023 14.0 12,608 11,699 1,088.37 28.3 87 92
Baie-Comeau (Que.) CA 28,789 29,674 A -3.0 13,324 12,526 1,137.27 25.3 88 87
Sept-Îles (Que.) CA 28,487 27,827 2.4 12,912 12,073 1,770.52 16.1 89 90
Miramichi (N.B.) CA 28,115 28,773 A -2.3 12,823 11,765 7,578.30 3.7 90 88
Thetford Mines (Que.) CA 27,968 28,110 A -0.5 13,856 12,901 406.98 68.7 91 89
Parksville (B.C.) CA 27,822 26,518 4.9 14,173 12,983 81.76 340.3 92 93
Rivière-du-Loup (Que.) CA 27,734 26,423 A 5.0 13,310 12,170 472.91 58.6 93 94
Corner Brook (N.L.) CA 27,202 27,194 A 0.0 11,697 11,110 267.17 101.8 94 91
Centre Wellington (Ont.) CA 26,693 26,049 2.5 10,729 9,945 407.53 65.5 95 95
Fort St. John (B.C.) CA 26,380 25,136 4.9 11,210 10,351 620.80 42.5 96 98
Kentville (N.S.) CA 26,359 25,969 1.5 11,941 11,123 609.76 43.2 97 96
Whitehorse (Y.T.) CA 26,028 22,898 13.7 11,167 10,525 8,488.91 3.1 98 101
Port Alberni (B.C.) CA 25,465 25,343 A 0.5 12,210 11,201 1,728.72 14.7 99 97
Cranbrook (B.C.) CA 25,037 24,138 3.7 11,172 10,407 4,568.03 5.5 100 99
Okotoks (Alta.) CA 24,511 17,150 A 42.9 8,704 8,423 19.24 1,273.8 101 114
Pembroke (Ont.) CA 24,017 23,195 3.5 10,401 9,941 566.79 42.4 102 100
Brooks (Alta.) CA 23,430 22,452 4.4 9,246 8,425 5,931.20 4.0 103 103
Quesnel (B.C.) CA 22,096 21,049 A 5.0 9,872 9,225 14,207.04 1.6 104 104
Edmundston (N.B.) CA 21,903 22,471 A -2.5 10,390 9,705 916.85 23.9 105 102
Collingwood (Ont.) CA 19,241 17,290 11.3 10,695 8,339 33.46 575.1 106 112
Yellowknife (N.W.T.) CA 19,234 18,700 2.9 7,286 6,938 105.44 182.4 107 107
North Battleford (Sask.) CA 19,216 18,081 A 6.3 8,312 7,793 1,122.99 17.1 108 109
Cobourg (Ont.) CA 18,519 18,210 1.7 8,541 8,047 22.37 827.8 109 108
Williams Lake (B.C.) CA 18,490 18,760 -1.4 8,372 7,630 2,656.73 7.0 110 105
Matane (Que.) CA 18,368 18,709 A -1.8 9,469 8,636 662.96 27.7 111 106
Yorkton (Sask.) CA 18,238 17,438 4.6 8,271 7,762 843.37 21.6 112 111
Campbellton (N.B./Que.) CA 17,842 17,878 A -0.2 8,257 7,640 1,629.94 10.9 113 110
Salmon Arm (B.C.) CA 17,683 16,205 9.1 7,849 7,413 165.57 106.8 114 119
Swift Current (Sask.) CA 17,535 16,533 6.1 8,060 7,514 1,131.74 15.5 115 116
Squamish (B.C.) CA 17,479 15,256 14.6 7,069 6,626 105.59 165.5 116 123
Camrose (Alta.) CA 17,286 15,630 A 10.6 7,945 7,460 42.50 406.7 117 121
Amos (Que.) CA 17,090 17,176 A -0.5 7,580 7,155 1,650.99 10.4 118 113
Powell River (B.C.) CA 16,689 16,537 0.9 8,201 7,510 800.72 20.8 119 115
Summerside (P.E.I.) CA 16,488 16,153 2.1 7,323 6,941 91.85 179.5 120 120
Port Hope (Ont.) CA 16,214 16,390 -1.1 6,870 6,552 279.03 58.1 121 117
Dolbeau-Mistassini (Que.) CA 16,019 16,257 A -1.5 7,527 6,988 651.79 24.6 122 118
Petawawa (Ont.) CA 15,988 14,651 9.1 6,354 6,037 164.68 97.1 123 126
Terrace (B.C.) CA 15,569 15,420 A 1.0 6,673 6,241 73.91 210.6 124 122
Kenora (Ont.) CA 15,348 15,177 1.1 7,335 6,521 211.75 72.5 125 124
Tillsonburg (Ont.) CA 15,301 14,822 3.2 7,072 6,814 22.34 685.1 126 125
Cold Lake (Alta.) CA 13,839 11,991 15.4 5,626 5,150 59.30 233.4 127 135
Grand Falls-Windsor (N.L.) CA 13,725 13,558 1.2 6,134 5,723 54.67 251.1 128 128
Temiskaming Shores (Ont.) CA 13,566 13,654 A -0.6 6,065 5,704 581.43 23.3 129 127
Steinbach (Man.) CA 13,524 11,066 A 22.2 5,243 5,098 25.57 528.9 130 141
Prince Rupert (B.C.) CA 13,052 13,392 -2.5 6,059 5,185 222.94 58.5 131 130
Portage la Prairie (Man.) CA 12,996 12,728 A 2.1 5,649 5,391 24.67 526.7 132 131
Estevan (Sask.) CA 12,973 11,883 A 9.2 5,547 5,211 795.32 16.3 133 136
High River (Alta.) CA 12,920 10,716 A 20.6 5,473 5,261 14.27 905.5 134 144
Thompson (Man.) CA 12,839 13,446 A -4.5 5,394 4,741 3,481.24 3.7 135 129
Sylvan Lake (Alta.) CA 12,762 10,703 A 19.2 5,922 4,770 16.84 758.0 136 145
Lachute (Que.) CA 12,551 11,832 6.1 5,991 5,663 109.20 114.9 137 137
Wetaskiwin (Alta.) CA 12,525 11,689 A 7.2 5,477 5,131 18.20 688.2 138 139
Cowansville (Que.) CA 12,489 12,182 A 2.5 5,789 5,510 46.09 271.0 139 133
Strathmore (Alta.) CA 12,305 10,280 A 19.7 4,930 4,577 27.28 451.0 140 147
Canmore (Alta.) CA 12,288 12,039 2.1 7,973 5,176 68.90 178.4 141 134
Ingersoll (Ont.) CA 12,146 11,760 3.3 4,998 4,785 12.90 941.8 142 138
Hawkesbury (Ont./Que.) CA 12,128 12,267 -1.1 5,994 5,614 12.27 988.3 143 132
Lacombe (Alta.) CA 11,707 10,752 A 8.9 4,686 4,413 20.89 560.3 144 143
Dawson Creek (B.C.) CA 11,583 10,994 5.4 5,406 4,859 24.37 475.4 145 142
Elliot Lake (Ont.) CA 11,348 11,549 -1.7 6,245 5,680 714.56 15.9 146 140
Bay Roberts (N.L.) CA 10,871 10,507 3.5 4,601 4,218 103.71 104.8 147 146

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