Declining share of population in each type of rural region
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Note: This chart uses the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) regional typology. As a result, the data are tabulated within constant 1996 boundaries and apply to the non-institutional population only.
Source: Statistics Canada, Census of Population, 1981 to 2006.
Figure source: Statistics Canada, 2008, "Structure and Change in Canada's Rural Demography: An Update to 2006", Rural and Small Town Canada Analysis Bulletin, Volume 7, number 7, catalogue number 21-006-X.
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