Population and Dwelling Count Highlight Tables, 2016 Census

Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, census metropolitan areas and census agglomerations, 2016 and 2011 censuses – 100% data

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This table presents the 2016 and 2011 population counts and the 2016 dwelling counts, land area, population density and population ranking, the selected province or territory, and the census metropolitan areas or census agglomerations within the selected province or territory. It also shows the percentage change in the population counts between 2011 and 2016.

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Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, census metropolitan areas and census agglomerations, 2016 and 2011 censuses. This table presents the 2016 and 2011 population counts and the 2016 dwelling counts, land area, population density and population ranking, the selected province or territory, and the census metropolitan areas or census agglomerations within the selected province or territory. It also shows the percentage change in the population counts between 2011 and 2016. Same-page links within the first column 'Geographic name' will move focus to the map beneath the table. When sorting the table headers (ascending or descending), the page reloads and focus moves to the top of the table.
Geographic name Type Prov. / Terr. Population Private dwellings, 2016 Land area in square kilometres, 2016 Population density per square kilometre, 2016 Population rank, 2016
2016 2011 % change Total Occupied by usual residents National Prov. / Terr.
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CanadaFootnote 1     35,151,728 33,476,688 5.0 15,412,443 14,072,079 8,965,588.85 3.9    
Saguenay CMA Que. 160,980 158,658 Revised r 1.5 77,968 72,479 2,759.75 58.3 26 5
Trois-Rivières CMA Que. 156,042 151,773 2.8 77,734 72,502 1,040.52 150.0 27 6
Guelph CMA Ont. 151,984 141,097 7.7 63,324 59,280 593.51 256.1 28 12
Moncton CMA N.B. 144,810 139,287 Revised r 4.0 66,699 61,769 2,559.05 56.6 29 1
BrantfordFootnote 1 CMA Ont. 134,203 135,501 -1.0 54,419 52,530 1,073.15 125.1 30 13
Saint John CMA N.B. 126,202 129,057 Revised r -2.2 58,398 52,872 3,509.62 36.0 31 2
Peterborough CMA Ont. 121,721 118,975 2.3 55,662 50,533 1,507.12 80.8 32 14
Thunder Bay CMA Ont. 121,621 121,596 0.0 57,146 52,545 2,556.81 47.6 33 15
Lethbridge CMA Alta. 117,394 105,999 10.8 48,317 45,696 2,975.08 39.5 34 3
Nanaimo CA B.C. 104,936 98,021 7.1 46,928 44,963 1,280.84 81.9 35 5
Kamloops CA B.C. 103,811 98,754 5.1 46,895 42,857 5,668.70 18.3 36 6
Belleville CMA Ont. 103,472 101,668 Revised r 1.8 45,050 43,002 1,336.52 77.4 37 16
Chatham-Kent CA Ont. 102,042 104,075 -2.0 46,287 43,174 2,470.52 41.3 38 17
Fredericton CA N.B. 101,760 98,320 Revised r 3.5 46,459 42,772 5,745.41 17.7 39 3
Chilliwack CA B.C. 101,512 93,882 Revised r 8.1 42,395 39,696 1,445.26 70.2 40 7
Red Deer CA Alta. 100,418 90,564 10.9 42,285 39,982 104.73 958.8 41 4
Cape Breton CA N.S. 98,722 101,619 -2.9 47,205 43,081 2,467.74 40.0 42 2
Sarnia CA Ont. 96,151 97,131 Revised r -1.0 44,252 41,989 1,118.65 86.0 43 18
Drummondville CA Que. 96,118 91,222 Revised r 5.4 44,167 42,272 1,016.64 94.5 44 7
Prince George CA B.C. 86,622 84,232 2.8 37,394 35,095 17,686.12 4.9 45 8
Granby CA Que. 85,056 80,863 Revised r 5.2 40,131 37,773 494.40 172.0 46 8
Sault Ste. MarieFootnote 1 CA Ont. 78,159 79,800 -2.1 36,769 34,530 805.60 97.0 47 19
Medicine Hat CA Alta. 76,522 72,807 5.1 33,424 31,500 13,301.54 5.8 48 5
Kawartha Lakes CA Ont. 75,423 73,219 Revised r 3.0 38,444 31,106 3,084.38 24.5 49 20
Wood Buffalo CA Alta. 73,320 66,896 9.6 31,393 26,225 61,871.37 1.2 50 6
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