Population and Dwelling Count Highlight Tables, 2016 Census

Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and economic regions, 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 and population density for Canada and economic regions within a 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, and economic regions, 2016 and 2011 censuses. This table presents the 2016 and 2011 population counts and the 2016 dwelling counts, land area and population density for Canada and economic regions within a 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 Prov. / Terr. Population Private dwellings, 2016 Land area in square kilometres, 2016 Population density per square kilometre, 2016
2016 2011 % change Total Occupied by usual residents
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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
Nunavut Nvt. 35,944 31,906 12.7 11,433 9,819 1,877,778.53 0.0
Northwest Territories N.W.T. 41,786 41,462 0.8 17,666 14,981 1,143,793.86 0.0
Nord-du-Québec Que. 44,561 42,579 4.7 16,179 13,673 747,191.93 0.1
NorthwestFootnote 1 Ont. 231,691 224,034 3.4 114,959 95,362 526,478.23 0.4
Yukon Y.T. 35,874 33,897 5.8 17,987 15,215 474,712.68 0.1
North Man. 89,637 88,146 1.7 32,469 25,994 438,887.34 0.2
West Coast--Northern Peninsula--Labrador N.L. 105,205 105,358 -0.1 53,311 43,951 300,056.07 0.4
NortheastFootnote 1 Ont. 548,449 551,144 -0.5 288,783 238,530 276,367.96 2.0
Athabasca--Grande Prairie--Peace River Alta. 267,474 254,669 5.0 114,611 97,456 270,255.34 1.0
Northern Sask. 37,064 36,557 1.4 12,664 10,234 269,997.26 0.1
Côte-Nord Que. 92,518 94,766 -2.4 45,156 39,946 247,655.33 0.4
Northeast B.C. 68,335 65,660 4.1 31,339 26,446 202,498.62 0.3
Nechako B.C. 38,636 39,837 -3.0 18,181 15,468 192,024.53 0.2
Cariboo B.C. 156,494 154,271 1.4 73,346 65,299 131,285.85 1.2
Wood Buffalo--Cold LakeFootnote 1 Alta. 141,108 130,943 7.8 61,816 50,838 127,330.04 1.1
North Coast B.C. 55,500 56,145 -1.1 25,833 22,235 124,240.02 0.4
Saguenay--Lac-Saint-Jean Que. 276,368 274,880 0.5 135,684 122,794 98,712.71 2.8
Prince Albert Sask. 207,903 202,945 2.4 98,620 79,067 97,719.98 2.1
Thompson--Okanagan B.C. 546,287 520,801 Revised r 4.9 263,193 232,889 94,197.76 5.8
Vancouver Island and CoastFootnote 1 B.C. 799,400 759,366 5.3 383,244 352,716 84,231.61 9.5
Swift Current--Moose Jaw Sask. 101,377 100,180 1.2 48,864 42,058 81,000.94 1.3
Camrose--Drumheller Alta. 204,304 196,612 3.9 87,260 78,010 77,968.59 2.6
Banff--Jasper--Rocky Mountain House Alta. 88,754 85,857 3.4 39,905 33,431 74,278.77 1.2
Abitibi-Témiscamingue Que. 146,717 145,690 0.7 71,211 64,575 57,736.50 2.5
Kootenay B.C. 151,403 146,264 3.5 83,244 67,218 57,721.30 2.6
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