Population change1 in census rural areas, Canada, provinces and territories, 1951 to 2006
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|1951 to 1956||1956 to 1961||1961 to 1966||1966 to 1971||1971 to 1976||1976 to 1981||1981 to 1986||1986 to 1991||1991 to 1996||1996 to 2001||2001 to 2006|
|Newfoundland and Labrador||11.2||-1.7||0.4||-1.5||2.8||2.3||-0.5||13.0||-9.9||-8.9||-1.6|
|Prince Edward Island||-6.7||2.8||-2.7||0.1||8.0||4.9||0.5||-0.5||-3.7||-0.6||0.1|
1. Population change, as calculated in this table, includes the change due to population growth or decline 'plus' the change due to reclassification of areas from rural to urban (or urban to rural). In general, reclassification makes only a small impact on the calculated change at the level of provinces or territories. However, for Nunavut in the 2001 to 2006 period, reclassification of areas from rural to urban resulted in a decline in the rural population (-7.6%, as reported here) but, within the rural areas that were not reclassified, the rural population grew by +12%.
2. Care should be exercised in comparing the Northwest Territories 2006 Census population counts with counts from the 2001 Census. In 2001, the net undercount for the overall Northwest Territories population was estimated at 8.11%, substantially higher than the national level of 2.99%, and almost double its 1996 level. The increase in the overall population between 2001 and 2006 is likely overstated due to improvements in coverage of the Northwest Territories in 2006.
Note: Data are tabulated in boundaries applicable at the time of the given census.
Source: Statistics Canada. Census of Population, 1951 to 2006.
Table 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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