Table 8 
Proportion of population by proximity to downtown, census metropolitan areas, 2021 

Proportion of population by proximity to downtown, census metropolitan areas, 2021
  Downtown Urban fringe (less than 10 minutes from downtown) Near suburb (10 to 20 minutes from downtown) Intermediate suburb (20 to 30 minutes from downtown) Distant suburb (30 minutes or more from downtown)
  %%%%%
All metropolitan areas 4.7 23.8 33.1 18.5 19.9
St. John's 4.6 40.1 33.1 19.5 2.7
Halifax 5.5 28.1 32.6 14.3 19.5
Moncton 5.5 55.2 24.2 13.4 1.6
Saint John 6.3 33.2 31.4 11.2 17.9
Fredericton 10.9 30.9 35.0 5.2 18.0
Saguenay 3.9 31.8 39.9 15.3 9.1
Québec 3.5 26.0 44.2 18.0 8.3
Sherbrooke 5.8 47.7 26.6 13.7 6.2
Trois-Rivières 5.3 58.2 31.2 5.2 ...
Drummondville 9.4 27.9 39.9 22.0 0.8
Montréal 2.6 16.7 32.5 25.3 22.8
Ottawa–Gatineau (Quebec part) 3.3 36.5 37.5 11.7 11.0
Ottawa–Gatineau (Ontario part) 5.9 22.5 43.7 13.2 14.6
Kingston 5.6 35.6 38.0 10.1 10.7
Belleville–Quinte West 11.8 32.8 24.0 24.0 7.5
Peterborough 13.2 50.4 19.3 13.0 4.0
Oshawa 4.2 49.9 40.0 5.9 ...
Toronto 4.4 7.1 21.8 29.2 37.5
Hamilton 6.8 31.6 53.4 7.7 0.5
St. Catharines–Niagara 3.5 30.6 42.7 11.9 11.3
Kitchener–Cambridge–Waterloo 5.2 43.7 39.4 11.7 ...
Brantford 8.4 66.4 18.6 6.7 ...
Guelph 8.9 69.6 21.5 ... ...
London 4.8 43.0 31.3 12.3 8.6
Windsor 2.9 33.7 32.5 12.1 18.7
Barrie 6.6 58.5 23.0 11.9 ...
Greater Sudbury 8.1 27.4 33.4 16.8 14.4
Thunder Bay 8.8 55.2 25.1 3.3 7.6
Winnipeg 5.3 41.4 43.6 3.5 6.3
Regina 7.3 74.9 9.4 2.8 5.6
Saskatoon 3.9 63.4 18.0 5.1 9.5
Lethbridge 3.9 74.7 13.7 7.4 0.3
Calgary 3.2 17.7 51.5 23.9 3.8
Red Deer 8.0 92.0 ... ... ...
Edmonton 3.9 18.0 55.1 13.6 9.4
Kelowna 7.5 35.5 39.3 13.0 4.7
Kamloops 5.8 36.5 41.0 5.9 10.8
Chilliwack 11.1 46.6 24.9 12.0 5.4
Abbotsford–Mission 13.9 48.1 35.4 1.2 1.4
Vancouver 4.6 12.5 25.9 15.7 41.3
Victoria 11.7 36.1 32.4 13.1 6.8
Nanaimo 4.8 46.0 44.6 3.3 1.3
...
not applicable
Note(s):
The table is based on data from primary downtowns.
Source(s):
Census of Population, 2021 (3901).
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