Table 1
Total population, Canada, 1921 to 2061

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Table 1
Total population, Canada, 1921 to 2061
Table summary
This table displays the results of Total population, Canada. The information is grouped by Year appearing as row headers and is grouped by Females, Males, Total appearing as column headers, calculated using thousands, as a % of the total population as a unit of measure.
Year Females Males Total
thousands as a % of the
total population
thousands
1921 4,258.3 48.5 4,529.6 8,787.9
1931 5,002.2 48.2 5,374.5 10,376.8
1941 5,606.1 48.7 5,900.5 11,506.7
1951 6,920.6 49.4 7,088.9 14,009.4
1956 7,928.9 49.3 8,151.9 16,080.8
1961 9,019.4 49.5 9,218.9 18,238.2
1966 9,960.5 49.8 10,054.3 20,014.9
19711 10,935.6 49.8 11,026.5 21,962.0
19761 11,726.5 50.0 11,723.4 23,449.8
19811 12,468.7 50.2 12,351.2 24,819.9
19861 13,148.9 50.4 12,951.4 26,100.3
19911 14,133.0 50.4 13,904.4 28,037.4
19961 14,959.9 50.5 14,650.3 29,610.2
20011 15,653.4 50.5 15,365.6 31,019.0
20061 16,428.2 50.4 16,147.9 32,576.1
20101 17,191.5 50.4 16,917.3 34,108.8
Projections2
2011 17,403.0 50.4 17,129.2 34,532.2
2016 18,387.8 50.4 18,106.1 36,493.8
2021 19,356.4 50.4 19,049.1 38,405.5
2026 20,316.3 50.4 19,971.4 40,287.7
2031 21,244.5 50.5 20,849.4 42,093.9
2036 22,136.4 50.5 21,685.3 43,821.7
2041 23,009.2 50.5 22,509.6 45,518.8
2046 23,877.2 50.6 23,346.7 47,224.0
2051 24,748.5 50.6 24,206.7 48,955.2
2056 25,637.4 50.5 25,101.5 50,738.9
2061 26,570.5 50.5 26,050.3 52,620.8
1. Estimates adjusted for net census undercoverage.
2. Projections are based on medium-growth scenario.
Sources: Statistics Canada, censuses of population, 1921 to 1966; and Demography Division, 1971 to 2006; and Annual Demographic Estimates: Canada, Provinces and Territories. Cat. no.91-215-X, 2010; and Population Projections for Canada, Provinces and Territories:2009 to 2036. Catalogue no.91-520-X, 2011 to 2061.
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