Table 6 
Population growth rate by proximity to downtown, census metropolitan areas, 2016 to 2021 

Population growth rate by proximity to downtown, census metropolitan areas, 2016 to 2021
2016 to 2021 Population growth rate – Downtown2016 to 2021 Population growth rate – Urban fringe (less than 10 minutes from downtown)2016 to 2021 Population growth rate – Near suburb (10 to 20 minutes from downtown)2016 to 2021 Population growth rate – Intermediate suburb (20 to 30 minutes from downtown)2016 to 2021 Population growth rate – Distant suburb (30 minutes or more from downtown)
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All metropolitan areas 10.9 3.7 6.0 5.4 8.8
St. John's 3.5 0.0 1.8 6.4 1.7
Halifax 26.1 9.1 10.6 3.1 7.1
Moncton 11.1 9.3 9.4 5.8 6.3
Saint John 8.9 3.6 1.9 2.0 5.3
Fredericton 7.3 6.8 5.2 5.1 4.5
Saguenay -1.5 -2.3 2.0 -2.4 5.0
Québec -0.8 3.3 4.2 3.5 9.8
Sherbrooke 6.0 7.4 7.0 5.9 11.0
Trois-Rivières 8.6 2.2 5.8 -0.6 ...
Drummondville 0.8 6.5 5.2 2.9 2.5
Montréal 24.2 2.1 3.4 4.0 7.0
Ottawa–Gatineau (Quebec part) 18.3 1.1 9.8 4.0 12.0
Ottawa–Gatineau (Ontario part) 7.1 5.9 7.7 21.4 10.1
Kingston 16.2 3.7 9.1 5.3 8.7
Belleville–Quinte West 6.3 10.1 3.9 10.3 1.9
Peterborough 6.8 1.7 7.9 13.8 20.9
Oshawa 8.2 4.7 14.5 18.4 ...
Toronto 16.1 1.4 1.7 0.4 9.4
Hamilton 9.7 3.1 5.7 5.0 0.6
St. Catharines–Niagara 6.4 3.3 8.6 7.7 9.1
Kitchener–Cambridge–Waterloo 10.8 9.3 12.2 4.6 ...
Brantford 8.6 6.0 14.2 2.3 ...
Guelph 9.0 8.6 10.0 ... ...
London 12.1 4.8 17.3 6.6 16.8
Windsor 5.4 5.0 5.9 10.0 5.5
Barrie 4.5 3.9 14.4 20.5 ...
Greater Sudbury 9.7 4.9 1.3 0.4 1.8
Thunder Bay 0.3 0.8 1.0 0.0 8.3
Winnipeg 3.9 1.2 12.5 3.9 9.1
Regina -1.6 6.1 5.2 7.5 4.0
Saskatoon 2.7 4.6 24.3 4.9 4.6
Lethbridge -0.5 5.2 12.0 1.1 -8.2
Calgary 21.0 1.6 0.6 23.3 10.4
Red Deer -2.0 0.6 ... ... ...
Edmonton -1.1 -1.7 8.4 23.4 3.8
Kelowna 23.8 10.2 15.4 13.1 20.5
Kamloops 11.4 4.2 13.2 11.3 17.3
Chilliwack 5.7 9.6 14.6 18.3 24.3
Abbotsford–Mission 11.8 6.1 10.6 3.6 7.4
Vancouver 7.4 3.8 7.1 4.8 9.5
Victoria 12.3 1.6 10.4 15.0 13.1
Nanaimo 7.1 10.7 9.6 5.9 23.2
...
not applicable
Note(s):
The table is based on data from primary downtowns.
Source(s):
Census of Population, 2016 and 2021 (3901).
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