Population and Dwelling Count Highlight Tables, 2016 Census

Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and population centres, 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 ranking for population centres for Canada and 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 population centres, 2016 and 2011 censuses. This table presents the 2016 and 2011 population counts and the 2016 dwelling counts, land area and population ranking for population centres for Canada and 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 Population centre size groupFootnote 1 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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Halifax Large urban N.S. 316,701 304,979 Revised r 3.8 150,284 139,921 234.72 1,349.3
Cape Breton - Sydney Small N.S. 29,904 30,175 Revised r -0.9 14,460 13,415 29.43 1,016.0
Truro Small N.S. 22,954 22,470 Revised r 2.2 11,266 10,486 29.89 768.0
New Glasgow Small N.S. 18,665 19,623 Revised r -4.9 9,210 8,428 25.86 721.8
Glace Bay Small N.S. 17,556 18,475 Revised r -5.0 8,331 7,773 30.90 568.2
Sydney Mines Small N.S. 12,823 12,964 Revised r -1.1 5,913 5,611 18.09 708.7
Kentville Small N.S. 12,088 12,124 Revised r -0.3 5,850 5,550 17.84 677.7
Amherst Small N.S. 9,550 9,868 Revised r -3.2 4,815 4,440 12.38 771.2
Bridgewater Small N.S. 8,532 8,241 Revised r 3.5 4,299 4,077 13.63 625.9
New Waterford Small N.S. 7,344 7,322 Revised r 0.3 3,518 3,319 8.86 828.5
Yarmouth Small N.S. 7,217 7,367 Revised r -2.0 3,736 3,368 13.14 549.4
Kingston - Greenwood Small N.S. 6,879 6,840 Revised r 0.6 3,056 2,854 12.25 561.6
Enfield - Lantz Small N.S. 6,807 5,941 Revised r 14.6 2,776 2,698 11.68 583.0
Windsor Small N.S. 5,248 5,013 Revised r 4.7 2,367 2,214 10.50 500.0
Antigonish Small N.S. 5,002 5,049 Revised r -0.9 2,920 2,290 5.49 910.6
Wolfville Small N.S. 4,195 4,269 -1.7 2,585 1,972 6.46 649.8
Port Hawkesbury Small N.S. 3,004 3,167 Revised r -5.1 1,471 1,263 5.00 600.6
Springhill Small N.S. 2,743 2,978 Revised r -7.9 1,427 1,257 4.84 566.5
Pictou Small N.S. 2,711 2,909 Revised r -6.8 1,397 1,242 3.79 714.9
Liverpool Small N.S. 2,549 2,624 Revised r -2.9 1,333 1,229 3.61 706.5
Lake Echo Small N.S. 2,515 2,682 Revised r -6.2 1,075 1,041 4.76 528.0
Berwick Small N.S. 2,449 2,368 Revised r 3.4 1,046 1,023 3.81 643.5
Eskasoni 3 Small N.S. 2,120 1,940 Revised r 9.3 673 640 4.58 462.4
Lunenburg Small N.S. 2,085 2,126 Revised r -1.9 1,099 946 2.41 863.8
Digby Small N.S. 2,060 2,152 -4.3 1,145 1,036 3.15 654.6
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