The Canada 2001 Census
was a detailed enumeration of the Canadian
day was May 15, 2001. On that day, Statistics Canada
attempted to count every person in Canada. The total population count of Canada was 30,007,094. This was a 4% increase over 1996 Census
of 28,846,761. In contrast, the official Statistics Canada population estimate for 2001 was 31,021,300. This is considered a more accurate population number than the actual count.
The following census was the 2006 Census
Canada by the numbers
A summary of information about Canada.
Canada has experienced one of the smallest census-to-census growth rates in its population. From 1996 to 2001, the nation's population increased only 4.0%. The Census counted 30,007,094 people on May 15, 2001, compared with 28,846,761 on May 14, 1996.
Only three provinces and one territory had growth rates above the national average. Alberta
's population soared 10.3%, Ontario
gained 6.1% and British Columbia
, 4.9%. Nunavut
's population rose 8.1%. The population of Newfoundland and Labrador
declined for the second consecutive census period.
Urbanization continued. In 2001, 79.4% of Canadians lived in an urban centre
of 10,000 people or more, compared with 78.5% in 1996. Outside the urban centres, the population of rural
and small-town areas declined 0.4%.
In 2001, just over 64% of the nation's population, or about 19,297,000 people, lived in the 27 census... Read More