Report on the Demographic Situation in Canada

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The Report on the Demographic Situation in Canada, Statistics Canada's analysis of the components affecting the nation's population, is now available as a dynamic, Internet-only publication beginning today.

The new format is designed to provide the most recent data and analysis on Canadian demographics as soon as they are available.

Since its inception in 1985, the report has analysed recent demographic patterns at the national, provincial and sub-provincial levels. It examines trends in population growth and the evolution of the various components of Canada's population growth — fertility, mortality and migration (interprovincial and international) — as well as marriage and divorce.

Chapters released today on population growth, age and sex structure, fertility, mortality and migration contain detailed analysis, tables and figures about the latest trends.

This publication will be useful to policy analysts, researchers, academics, teachers and any individual interested in Canadian demographics. Each chapter will be updated as soon as new data become available.

The Report on the Demographic Situation in Canada (91-209-X, free) is now available from the Key resource module of our website Publications.

For further information, or to enquire about the concepts, methods or data quality of this release, contact Statistics Canada's National Contact Centre (613-951-8116; toll-free 1-800-263-1136;, Communications Division.