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Canada's population estimates and demographic growth

January 1, 2007, April 1, 2007, % Change from Jan 1, 2007 to April 1, 2007

Canada 32,777,304 32,852,849 (0.23)


Newfoundland and Labrador 508,548 506,548 (-0.39)

Prince Edward Island 138,632 138,800 (0.12)

Nova Scotia 933,793 932,966 (-0.09)

New Brunswick 748,582 748,878 (0.04)

Quebec 7,676,097 7,687,068 (0.14)

Ontario 12,726,336 12,753,702 (0.22)

Manitoba 1,180,004 1,182,921 (0.25)

Saskatchewan 987,939 990,212 (0.23)

Alberta 3,435,511 3,455,062 (0.57)

British Columbia 4,338,106 4,352,798 (0.34)

Yukon 31,032 30,883 (-0.48)

Northwest Territories 41,777 41,795 (0.04)

Nunavut 30,947 31,216 (0.87)
 

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WTF? The pop. figure for Ontario is way out of line with the 2006 Census which put the pop. at about 12.2 million.
 

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The population estimates are more accurate than the census results we saw in March. The initial census results only include people who actually filled out the census form. City populations will also be higher when they release the estimates later this year.
 

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Nunavut is a growth leader again. They're really shooting up there. Finally passed Yukon, I'd say they'll be as big as or bigger than NWT by 2020 if that keeps up.
 

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WOW, alot slower growth than I expected. The government target is roughly 1% growth a year (immigration and natural increase), or about 320,000 based on our population. Over 6 months, almost 0.5% growth would be needed, but as shown, only 0.23% is estimated. Only Alberta and Nunavut reached this figure.

We desperately need faster growth than this to avoid de-population in 20 years from now, and to avoid a fiscal catastrophe with CPP. Many studies have also indicated that a country of Canada's size needs a larger population than it has to maintain it's standing in the world, and to pay for the up keep of our massive infrastructure.

More babies and more immigration please.
 

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Why? I'd rather we doubled levels to 600,000/year. The world has too many people, we have too few. Seems like a no-brainer to me.
 

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WOW, alot slower growth than I expected. The government target is roughly 1% growth a year (immigration and natural increase), or about 320,000 based on our population. Over 6 months, almost 0.5% growth would be needed, but as shown, only 0.23% is estimated. Only Alberta and Nunavut reached this figure.
Actually these numbers are over a 3 month period. To achieve a 1% annual growth rate, the number only needs to be .25% in this data. It's pretty close at .23%.

(Although I wouldn't mind seeing a higher growth rate - say 1.2% annually or .3% per quarter)
 

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^^True, but a lot of the country is inhabital...well, undesireable anyway. Only southern portions of most of the provinces are attractive....
 

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Actually these numbers are over a 3 month period. To achieve a 1% annual growth rate, the number only needs to be .25% in this data. It's pretty close at .23%.

(Although I wouldn't mind seeing a higher growth rate - say 1.2% annually or .3% per quarter)
Thanks waterlooinvestor.. was just about to point that out.

"Canada's population estimates and demographic growth
January 1, 2007, April 1, 2007, % Change from Jan 1, 2007 to April 1, 2007"
 

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WOW, alot slower growth than I expected. The government target is roughly 1% growth a year (immigration and natural increase), or about 320,000 based on our population. Over 6 months, almost 0.5% growth would be needed, but as shown, only 0.23% is estimated. Only Alberta and Nunavut reached this figure.

We desperately need faster growth than this to avoid de-population in 20 years from now, and to avoid a fiscal catastrophe with CPP. Many studies have also indicated that a country of Canada's size needs a larger population than it has to maintain it's standing in the world, and to pay for the up keep of our massive infrastructure.

More babies and more immigration please.
I suggest you look at the pop figure for BC again. Nunavut is growing quickly not because anyone is moving there but because the bitrthrate of natives is far higher than the average populas.
It's really great to see Sask growing again. Apparently are selling the houses they bought 5 years ago in Alberta and walking away with tons in the bank. Sasatoon now has the hihgest rate of price increases in the country. Its nice to see that Sask is heading towards and closing in on the million mark.



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^^True, but a lot of the country is inhabital...well, undesireable anyway. Only southern portions of most of the provinces are attractive....
But the southern portions have enough space for 100 million...just not in sprawled out suburbs. Would be a bit of a tight fit, but still certainly possible. Just in the built up area of our cities, they could have double (if not triple in some cases) the population in their current built up areas.

More babies, less immigration please!
No thanks. I'd rather not go back to a third world society where the women stay home to raise the 8 children. :cheers:
 
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