The census rural population grew in the 1950s, 1970s, 1980s and 2001 to 2006
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Note: Data are tabulated in the boundaries applicable at the time of the given census. Thus, the reported change is due to population growth or decline plus the net impact of the re-classification of population as census urban or census rural.
Source: Statistics Canada, Census of Population, 1951 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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