Table 4
Population indicators

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Population indicators
  2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Persons 1 31,940,676 32,245,209 32,576,074 32,929,733 33,315,976 33,720,184
Percent change from previous year 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.2
Aged 65 and over (percent of total) 13.0 13.1 13.3 13.5 13.7 13.9
Census metropolitan areas and census agglomerations (percent of total) 2 .. .. 81.1 .. .. ..
Density (per square kilometre) 3.5 3.6 3.6 3.7 3.7 3.7
Population data is based on the Estimates of Population program, except for data on population in census metropolitan areas and census agglomerations, which is based on the Census of Population.
Area consisting of one or more neighbouring municipalities situated around a major urban core. A census metropolitan area must have a total population of at least 100,000 of which 50,000 or more live in the urban core. A census agglomeration must have an urban core population of at least 10,000.
Statistics Canada, CANSIM table 051-0001 (accessed February 28, 2011). Statistics Canada, 2007, Population and Dwelling Count Highlight Tables, 2006 Census, Catalogue no. 97-550-X2006002.
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