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Focus on Geography Series, 2016 Census

Halifax, (CMA) - Nova Scotia

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Population, 2016 and 2011 censuses

Figure 1.1 description Long description for Figure 1.1 Population, 2016 and 2011 censuses

Provincial population rank
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National population rank
13 of 152
  • In 2016, the enumerated population of Halifax census metropolitan area (CMA) was 403,390, which represents a change of 3.3% from 2011. This compares to the provincial average of 0.2% and the national average of 5.0%.
  • The land area of Halifax is 5,496.31 square kilometres and the population density was 73.4 people per square kilometre.
  • In 2016, there were 173,459 private dwellings occupied in Halifax, which represent a change of 5.0% from 2011.

Figure 1.2 Population in the last 20 years, Halifax

Figure 1.2 description Long description for Figure 1.2 Population in the last 20 years, Halifax

Figure 1.3 Population change (in percentage) in the last 20 years, Halifax

Figure 1.3 description Long description for Figure 1.3 Population change (in percentage) in the last 20 years, Halifax

Population change (in percentage), census metropolitan areas, 2006 to 2011 and 2011 to 2016

Figure 1.4 description Long description for Figure 1.4 Population change (in percentage), census metropolitan areas, 2006 to 2011 and 2011 to 2016

Population and dwelling counts

Population change, 2011 to 2016 for census subdivisions in the Halifax CMA

Table 1 Halifax CMA – Census subdivisions, population change, 2011 to 2016
Census subdivision (CSD) name Type Population
2016 2011 % change
Halifax Census subdivision - Halifax, Regional municipality RGM 403,131 390,086 revised r 3.3
Cole Harbour 30 Census subdivision - Cole Harbour 30, Indian reserve IRI 203 194 4.6
Sheet Harbour 36 Census subdivision - Sheet Harbour 36, Indian reserve IRI 25 15 66.7
Beaver Lake 17 Census subdivision - Beaver Lake 17, Indian reserve IRI 21 23 -8.7
Wallace Hills 14A Census subdivision - Wallace Hills 14A, Indian reserve IRI 10 10 revised r 0.0
Shubenacadie 13 Census subdivision - Shubenacadie 13, Indian reserve IRI 0 0  not applicable ···

Population change and rank, 2011 to 2016 for CMAs or CAs in Nova Scotia

Table 2 Nova Scotia – Metropolitan areas, population rank and population change, 2011 to 2016
CMA or CA name Type Population Rank
2016 2011 % change Nat. Prov.
Halifax Halifax - Census metropolitan area CMA 403,390 390,328 3.3 13 1
Cape Breton Cape Breton - Census agglomeration CA 98,722 101,619 -2.9 42 2
Truro Truro - Census agglomeration CA 45,753 45,888 -0.3 65 3
New Glasgow New Glasgow - Census agglomeration CA 34,487 35,809 -3.7 79 4
Kentville Kentville - Census agglomeration CA 26,222 26,359 -0.5 100 5

Symbols:

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not applicable
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incompletely enumerated Indian reserve or Indian settlement
r
revised
E
use with caution

Source:

Statistics Canada. 2017. Focus on Geography Series, 2016 Census. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 98-404-X2016001. Ottawa, Ontario. Data products, 2016 Census.

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