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Figure 3
Proportion of the population living in rural areas, provinces and territories, 2006 and 2011


Figure 3 shows the proportion of the population living in rural areas in the Canadian provinces and territories in 2006 and 2011. It also shows the proportion for Canada as a whole in 2011 (19%). The 2006 and 2011 proportions, respectively, for each province and territory are as follows: 42% and 41% in Newfoundland and Labrador, 55% and 53% in Prince Edward Island, 45% and 43% in Nova Scotia, 49% and 48% in New Brunswick, 20% and 19% in Quebec, 15% and 14% in Ontario, 29% and 28% in Manitoba, 35% and 33% in Saskatchewan, 18% and 17% in Alberta, 15% and 14% in British Columbia, 40% and 39% in Yukon, 42% and 41% in the Northwest Territories, 57% and 52% in Nunavut.

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Sources: Statistics Canada, censuses of population, 2006 and 2011.

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