Visual Census – Population and dwelling counts, Canada

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Figure 1.1 Population (in thousands) in the last 55 years, Canada

Figure

This line graph shows population in the last 55 years, Canada.

The Y axis shows counts.

The X axis shows, from left to right, 1956, 1961, 1966, 1971, 1976, 1981, 1986, 1991, 1996, 2001, 2006 and 2011.

Table 1.1 Population (in thousands) in the last 55 years, Canada
Table Summary

This table shows the population over the last 55 years. The column headings are: years and population counts. The rows are: the census years 1956 to 2011 along with their corresponding values.

Years Population counts (thousands)
1956 16,081
1961 18,238
1966 20,015
1971 21,568
1976 22,993
1981 24,343
1986 25,309
1991 27,297
1996 28,847
2001 30,007
2006 31,613
2011 33,477

Figure 1.2 Population growth (in percentage) in the last 55 years, Canada

Figure

This vertical bar graph shows population growth in the last 55 years, Canada.

The Y axis shows population growth (in percentage).

The X axis shows, from left to right, 1956 to 1961, 1961 to 1996, 1966 to 1971, 1971 to 1976, 1976 to 1981, 1981 to 1986, 1986 to 1991, 1991 to 1996, 1996 to 2001, 2001 to 2006 and 2006 to 2011.

Table 1.2 Population growth (in percentage) in the last 55 years, Canada
Table summary

This table shows the population growth over the last 55 years. The column headings are: years and percentage change. The rows are: intercensal periods from 1956 to 2011 along with their corresponding values.

Years Percentage change (%)
1956 to 1961 13.4
1961 to 1966 9.7
1966 to 1971 7.8
1971 to 1976 6.6
1976 to 1981 5.9
1981 to 1986 4.0
1986 to 1991 7.9
1991 to 1996 5.7
1996 to 2001 4.0
2001 to 2006 5.4
2006 to 2011 5.9

Figure 1.3 Private dwellings occupied by usual residents, Canada, 1996, 2001, 2006 and 2011

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This line graph shows private dwellings occupied by usual residents, Canada, 1996, 2001, 2006 and 2011.

The Y axis shows counts.

The X axis shows, from left to right, 1996, 2001, 2006 and 2011.

Table 1.3 Private dwellings occupied by usual residents, Canada, 1996, 2001, 2006 and 2011
Table summary

This table shows the number of occupied private dwellings by usual residents from the 1996 to the 2011 Census. The column headings are: years and private occupied dwellings. The rows are: the census years 1996, 2001, 2006 and 2011 along with their corresponding values.

Years Private occupied dwellings
1996 10,820,050
2001 11,562,975
2006 12,435,520
2011 13,320,614

Figure 1.4 Population share of Canada's regions, 1951 to 2011

Figure

This horizontal bar graph shows population share of the canadian regions, 1951 to 2011.

The Y axis shows, from top to bottom: Atlantic Provinces (2011 to 1951), Quebec (2011 to 1951), Ontario (2011 to 1951), Prairie Provinces (2011 to 1951), British Columbia (2011 to 1951), Territories (2011 to 1951).

The X axis shows proportions.

Table 1.4 Population share of Canada's regions, 1951 to 2011
Table summary

This table shows the share of Canada's regions since 1951. The column headings are: Canadian regions, Atlantic provinces, Quebec, Ontario, Prairie provinces, British Columbia and territories. The rows are: census years from 2011 to 1951 along with their corresponding values.

Year Canadian regions, population share (%)
Atlantic provinces Quebec Ontario Prairie provinces British Columbia Territories
2011 7.0 23.6 38.4 17.6 13.1 0.3
2001 7.6 24.1 38.0 16.9 13.0 0.3
1991 8.5 25.3 36.9 17.0 12.0 0.3
1981 9.2 26.4 35.4 17.4 11.3 0.3
1971 9.5 27.9 35.7 16.4 10.1 0.2
1961 10.4 28.8 34.2 17.4 8.9 0.2
1951 11.6 28.9 32.8 18.2 8.3 0.2

Figure 1.5 Population growth (in percentage), G8 countries, 2001 to 2006 and 2006 to 2011

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This horizontal bar graph shows population growth for G8 countries, 2001 to 2006 and 2006 to 2011.

The Y axis shows, from top to bottom: Canada, United States, United Kingdom, Italy, France (métropolitaine), Russia, Japan, Germany. 

The X axis shows population growth (in percentage).

Table 1.5 Population growth (in percentage), G8 countries, 2001 to 2006 and 2006 to 2011
Table summary

This table shows the population growth in the G8 between the 2001 and 2006 censuses and the 2006 and 2011 censuses. The column headings are: G8 country and percentage change in 2006 to 2011 and 2001 to 2006. The rows are: Canada, Germany, Russia, Japan, France (métropolitaine), Italy, United Kingdom and United States along with their corresponding values.

G8 country Percentage change (%)
2006 to 2011 2001 to 2006
Canada 5.9 5.4
United States 4.4 4.8
United Kingdom 3.5 2.5
Italy 3.2 3.5
France (métropolitaine) 2.8 3.6
Russia 0.1 -2.4
Japan 0.0 0.4
Germany -0.8 -0.2

Sources

Figure 1.1, Figure 1.2

Sources: Statistics Canada, censuses of population, 1956 to 2011.

Figure 1.3

Sources: Statistics Canada, censuses of population, 1996 to 2011.

Figure 1.4

Sources: Statistics Canada, censuses of population, 1951 to 2011.

Figure 1.5

Sources: Statistics Canada, 2011 Census of Population, and calculation from data of the U.S. Census Bureau – Population Estimates Program, Instituto Nazionale di Statistica (Italy), National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies (France), United Kingdom Office for National Statistics, Statistics Bureau of Japan, Federal Statistical Office of Germany and Russian Federation Federal State Statistics Service.

How to cite

Statistics Canada. 2012. Visual Census. 2011 Census. Ottawa. Released October 24, 2012.
http://www12.statcan.gc.ca/census-recensement/2011/dp-pd/vc-rv/index.cfm?Lang=ENG&TOPIC_ID=1&GEOCODE=01 (accessed December 11, 2017).

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