Canada's population: Interactive map, graphics and charts illustrating the 2016 census
The Canadian Press
Published Wednesday, February 8, 2017 2:30PM EST
Last Updated Wednesday, February 8, 2017 6:59PM EST
Canada's latest census numbers show the country's population reached 35.2 million in 2016, an increase of 1.7 million over 2011 — the strongest growth of all the G7 countries.
But the increase belies a number of deepening trends among Canadians, including a preference for urban life and a persistent push west, even in the absence of boom-time oil prices.
The three biggest metropolitan areas in the country — Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver — are now home to more than one-third of all Canadians with a combined population of 12.5 million, with almost one half living in Toronto and its suburban neighbours, the data shows.
Canada is once again the fastest growing country in the G7, Statistics Canada says in the first of what will be seven tranches of 2016 census data to be released over the course of the year.
The Canadian Press has prepared an interactive graphic map that allows you to fully explore the census data.
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