# Infographic 1

Among Canada's downtowns, the population is growing the fastest in those of Halifax, Montréal and Kelowna

## Infographic description

The title of the infographic is "Among Canada's downtowns, the population is growing the fastest in those of Halifax, Montréal and Kelowna"

This is a horizontal bar chart.

The horizontal axis shows the population growth rate from 2016 to 2021, ranging from -5% to 30% in increments of 5 percentage points.

The vertical axis shows 42 Canadian regions as well as the value for all regions taken together.

There are two series of bars for each period. The dark blue bar represents the population growth rate of census metropolitan areas (CMAs), and the light blue bar represents the population growth rate of their downtowns.

From 2016 to 2021, the population growth rate of all 42 CMAs was 6.1%, and the population growth rate of all downtowns was 10.9%.

From 2016 to 2021, the population growth rate of the Halifax CMA was 9.1%, and the population growth rate of its downtown was 26.1%.

From 2016 to 2021, the population growth rate of the Montréal CMA was 4.6%, and the population growth rate of its downtown was 24.2%.

From 2016 to 2021, the population growth rate of the Kelowna CMA was 14.0%, and the population growth rate of its downtown was 23.8%.

From 2016 to 2021, the population growth rate of the Calgary CMA was 6.4%, and the population growth rate of its downtown was 21.0%.

From 2016 to 2021, the population growth rate of the Gatineau CMA was 6.3%, and the population growth rate of its downtown was 18.3%.

From 2016 to 2021, the population growth rate of the Kingston CMA was 7.1%, and the population growth rate of its downtown was 16.2%.

From 2016 to 2021, the population growth rate of the Toronto CMA was 4.6%, and the population growth rate of its downtown was 16.1%.

From 2016 to 2021, the population growth rate of the Victoria CMA was 8.0%, and the population growth rate of its downtown was 12.3%.

From 2016 to 2021, the population growth rate of the London CMA was 10.0%, and the population growth rate of its downtown was 12.1%.

From 2016 to 2021, the population growth rate of the Abbotsford–Mission CMA was 8.4%, and the population growth rate of its downtown was 11.8%.

From 2016 to 2021, the population growth rate of the Kamloops CMA was 10.0%, and the population growth rate of its downtown was 11.4%.

From 2016 to 2021, the population growth rate of the Moncton CMA was 8.9%, and the population growth rate of its downtown was 11.1%.

From 2016 to 2021, the population growth rate of the Kitchener–Cambridge–Waterloo CMA was 9.9%, and the population growth rate of its downtown was 10.8%.

From 2016 to 2021, the population growth rate of the Greater Sudbury CMA was 2.8%, and the population growth rate of its downtown was 9.7%.

From 2016 to 2021, the population growth rate of the Hamilton CMA was 5.0%, and the population growth rate of its downtown was 9.7%.

From 2016 to 2021, the population growth rate of the Guelph CMA was 9.0%, and the population growth rate of its downtown was 9.0%.

From 2016 to 2021, the population growth rate of the Saint John CMA was 3.5%, and the population growth rate of its downtown was 8.9%.

From 2016 to 2021, the population growth rate of the Brantford CMA was 7.4%, and the population growth rate of its downtown was 8.6%.

From 2016 to 2021, the population growth rate of the Trois-Rivières CMA was 3.5%, and the population growth rate of its downtown was 8.6%.

From 2016 to 2021, the population growth rate of the Oshawa CMA was 9.3%, and the population growth rate of its downtown was 8.2%.

From 2016 to 2021, the population growth rate of the Vancouver CMA was 7.3%, and the population growth rate of its downtown was 7.4%.

From 2016 to 2021, the population growth rate of the Fredericton CMA was 5.8%, and the population growth rate of its downtown was 7.3%.

From 2016 to 2021, the population growth rate of the Nanaimo CMA was 10.0%, and the population growth rate of its downtown was 7.1%.

From 2016 to 2021, the population growth rate of the Ottawa CMA was 9.2%, and the population growth rate of its downtown was 7.1%.

From 2016 to 2021, the population growth rate of the Peterborough CMA was 5.7%, and the population growth rate of its downtown was 6.8%.

From 2016 to 2021, the population growth rate of the St. Catharines–Niagara CMA was 6.8%, and the population growth rate of its downtown was 6.4%.

From 2016 to 2021, the population growth rate of the Belleville–Quinte West CMA was 7.5%, and the population growth rate of its downtown was 6.3%.

From 2016 to 2021, the population growth rate of the Sherbrooke CMA was 7.2%, and the population growth rate of its downtown was 6.0%.

From 2016 to 2021, the population growth rate of the Chilliwack CMA was 12.1%, and the population growth rate of its downtown was 5.7%.

From 2016 to 2021, the population growth rate of the Windsor CMA was 6.0%, and the population growth rate of its downtown was 5.4%.

From 2016 to 2021, the population growth rate of the Barrie CMA was 8.0%, and the population growth rate of its downtown was 4.5%.

From 2016 to 2021, the population growth rate of the Winnipeg CMA was 6.6%, and the population growth rate of its downtown was 3.9%.

From 2016 to 2021, the population growth rate of the St. John's CMA was 2.0%, and the population growth rate of its downtown was 3.5%.

From 2016 to 2021, the population growth rate of the Saskatoon CMA was 7.6%, and the population growth rate of its downtown was 2.7%.

From 2016 to 2021, the population growth rate of the Drummondville CMA was 4.6%, and the population growth rate of its downtown was 0.8%.

From 2016 to 2021, the population growth rate of the Thunder Bay CMA was 1.3%, and the population growth rate of its downtown was 0.3%.

From 2016 to 2021, the population growth rate of the Lethbridge CMA was 5.5%, and the population growth rate of its downtown was -0.5%.

From 2016 to 2021, the population growth rate of the Québec CMA was 4.1%, and the population growth rate of its downtown was -0.8%.

From 2016 to 2021, the population growth rate of the Edmonton CMA was 7.3%, and the population growth rate of its downtown was -1.1%.

From 2016 to 2021, the population growth rate of the Saguenay CMA was 0.0%, and the population growth rate of its downtown was -1.5%.

From 2016 to 2021, the population growth rate of the Regina CMA was 5.3%, and the population growth rate of its downtown was -1.6%.

From 2016 to 2021, the population growth rate of the Red Deer CMA was 0.4%, and the population growth rate of its downtown was -2.0%.

**Note(s):** Regions are ranked in descending order of the population growth rate in downtowns. This chart shows the population growth rate of the primary downtown.

**Source(s):** Census of Population, 2016 and 2021 (3901).

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