Demographics of Canada

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Demographics of Canada, Data of FAO, year 2005 ; Number of inhabitants in thousands.

Population of Canada: 32,078,819 (January 2005 est.); 30,007,894 (2001 Census)

See also: List of Canadian provinces and territories by population.

Age structure: (2001 Census)

  • 0-4: Males 868,075 (2.9%); Females 828,210 (2.8%)
  • 5-9: Males 1,011,460 (3.4%); Females 964,675 (3.2%)
  • 10-14: Males 1,051,450 (3.5%); Females 1,001,665 (3.3%)
  • 15-19: Males 1,052,145 (3.5%); Females 1,001,180 (3.3%)
  • 20-24: Males 982,280 (3.3%); Females 973,530 (3.2%)
  • 25-29: Males 935,510 (3.1%); Females 962,685 (3.2%)
  • 30-34: Males 1,041,255 (3.5%); Females 1,065,490 (3.6%)
  • 35-39: Males 1,245,000 (4.1%); Females 1,277,855 (4.3%)
  • 40-44: Males 1,271,725 (4.2%); Females 1,307,040 (4.4%)
  • 45-49: Males 1,151,155 (3.8%); Females 1,182,380 (3.9%)
  • 50-54: Males 1,033,365 (3.4%); Females 1,052,395 (3.5%)
  • 55-59: Males 789,205 (2.6%); Females 805,030 (2.7%)
  • 60-64: Males 621,570 (2.1%); Females 652,215 (2.2%)
  • 65-69: Males 543,825 (1.8%); Females 589,800 (2.0%)
  • 70-74: Males 461,785 (1.5%); Females 547,430 (1.8%)
  • 75-79: Males 338,820 (1.1%); Females 474,850 (1.6%)
  • 80-84: Males 192,645 (0.6%); Females 323,490 (1.1%)
  • 85+: Males 125,580 (0.4%); Females 290,325 (1.0%)

Median age:
total: 37.8 years
male: 36.9 years
female: 38.8 years (2002)

By province and territory, 2001 Census:

  1. Nova Scotia: 38.8
  2. Quebec: 38.8
  3. New Brunswick: 38.6
  4. British Columbia: 38.4
  5. Newfoundland and Labrador: 38.4
  6. Prince Edward Island: 37.7
  7. Ontario: 37.2
  8. Manitoba: 36.8
  9. Saskatchewan: 36.7
  10. Yukon: 36.1
  11. Alberta: 35.0
  12. Northwest Territories: 30.1
  13. Nunavut: 22.1
  • CANADA: 37.6

Population growth rate: 0.94% (2003 est.) Change (1996-2001) by province and Territory

  1. Alberta: 10.3%
  2. Nunavut: 8.1%
  3. Ontario: 6.1%
  4. British Columbia: 4.9%
  5. Quebec: 1.4%
  6. Manitoba: 0.5%
  7. Prince Edward Island: 0.5%
  8. Nova Scotia: -0.1%
  9. Saskatchewan: -1.1%
  10. New Brunswick: -1.2%
  11. Northwest Territories: -5.8%
  12. Yukon: -6.8%
  13. Newfoundland and Labrador: -7.0%
  • CANADA 4.0%


Birth rate: 10.99 births/1,000 population (2003 est.)

Death rate: 7.61 deaths/1,000 population (2003 est.)

Net migration rate: 6.01 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2003 est.)

Sex ratio:

  • at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
  • under 15 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
  • 15-64 years: 1.01 male(s)/female
  • 65 years and over: 0.74 male(s)/female
  • total population: 0.98 male(s)/female (2003 est.)

Infant mortality rate: 4.88 deaths/1,000 live births (2003 est.)

Life expectancy at birth:

  • total population: 79.83 years
  • male: 76.44 years
  • female: 83.38 years (2003 est.)

Total fertility rate: 1.61 children born/woman (2003 est.)

Nationality:

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A statue commemorating Italian immigration to Canada.

Ethnic groups:

Note: Respondents to the 2001 Canadian Survey were free to fill in any ethnic group that applied, thus many people belong to more than one group, and the percentages from each ethnicity do not add up to 100% overall


Religions:

Top Religious Denominations in Canada
2001 1991 % change
(in numbers)
Number %Number %
Christian 72 80
- Roman Catholic12,793,125 43.212,203,625 45.2 +4.8
- Total Protestant 8,654,845 29.2 9,427,675 34.9 -8.2
- United Church of Canada2,839,125 9.63,093,12011.5 -8.2
- Anglican Church of Canada 2,035,495 6.92,188,110 8.1 -7.0
- Christian, not included elsewhere¹ 780,450 2.6353,040 1.3 +121.1
- Baptist 729,475 2.5663,3602.5 +10.0
- Lutheran 606,590 2.0636,2052.4 -4.7
- Protestant, not included elsewhere² 549,205 1.9
- Presbyterian 409,830 1.4636,2952.4 -35.6
- Christian Orthodox479,620 1.6 387,395 1.4 +23.8
No religion 4,796,325 16.23,333,245 12.3 +43.9
Other
- Muslim 579,640 2.0253,265 0.9+128.9
- Jewish329,995 1.1 318,185 1.2+3.7
- Buddhist300,345 1.0 163,415 0.6 +83.8
- Hindu297,200 1.0 157,015 0.6 +89.3
- Sikh278,415 0.9 147,440 0.5 +88.8
¹ Includes persons who report “Christian”, and those who report “Apostolic”, “Born-again Christian” and “Evangelical”.
² Includes persons who report only “Protestant”.
* For comparability purposes, 1991 data are presented according to 2001 boundaries.



Notes:


Languages: English 59.3% (official), French 23.2% (official), Italian 1.6%, German 1.5%, Cantonese 1.1%

Literacy:

  • definition: age 15 and over can read and write
  • total population: 97% (1986 est.)
  • male: NA%
  • female: NA%

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