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Canadian Demographics at a Glance

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Released: 2014-06-19

The second edition of Canadian Demographics at a Glance, Statistics Canada's compendium of the nation's population trends, is now available.

This compendium brings together, in one convenient and easily accessible publication, information on demographic patterns from existing or previously released sources. These demographic patterns are also analyzed in a broader historical context. The publication includes trends in population growth and age structure, as well as the evolution of the various components of Canada's population growth—fertility, mortality and migration—all of which are examined at the national, provincial/territorial and sub-provincial levels.

The publication also looks at a variety of topics related to the composition of the population at both the national level and for other selected geographies. These topics include ethnocultural diversity, language, Aboriginal identity, the labour force as well as families and households.

This compendium includes 54 charts and 13 tables. Each page of Canadian Demographics at a Glance highlights one figure or table, accompanied by a brief analysis in bullet form so it is easy to consult. Many charts and tables contain both historical and projected statistics, often providing an analysis over a long period of time.

Data and analysis for the collection are drawn from a broad range of sources including the 2011 Census of Population, the 2011 National Household Survey, various population projections as well as analytical products such as the Report on the Demographic Situation in Canada (Catalogue number91-209-X) and Annual Demographic Estimates: Canada, Provinces and Territories (Catalogue number91-215-X).

This compendium will be of interest to many, including those working in various levels of government, individuals involved in an educational setting, such as professors, teachers and students, researchers, policy analysts, individuals working in the private sector and the media, as well as for any other organization or individual interested in Canadian demography.

Canadian Demographics at a Glance (Catalogue number91-003-X) is now available from the Browse by key resource module of our website under Publications.

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