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  • Aboriginal Demography - Population, Household and Family Projections 2001-2026 (Indian & Northern Affairs Canada)
  • Annual Demographic Estimates: Subprovincial areas 
    This publication presents annual estimates of population for census metropolitan areas, economic regions and census divisions of Canada as well as estimates of the following components of population change: births, deaths, immigration, emigration, returning emigration, net temporary emigration, net non-permanent residents and inter-provincial and intra-provincial migration. The estimates are based on the 2001 Census results, which have been adjusted for net census under coverage. This publication contains the most recent five (5) years estimates. It also contains highlights and analysis of the most current demographic trends, and a description of the concepts, methods and data quality of the estimates.
  • Births 
    This product presents statistical tables showing the number of live births and fetal deaths (stillbirths) of at least 20 weeks' gestation; total and age-specific fertility rates and crude birth rates; live births by age of mother and live birth order; male and female birth weights; weeks of gestation at the time of birth; and multiple births. Numbers are shown for Canada, the ten provinces and the three territories.
  • Canada's Demographic Estimates
    Tables in CANSIM.
  • Canadian Human Mortality Database (CHMD) 
    The Canadian Human Mortality Database (CHMD) was created to provide detailed Canadian mortality and population data to researchers, students, journalists, policy analysts, and others interested in the history of human longevity. The CHMD is a "satellite" of the Human Mortality Database (HMD), an international database which currently holds detailed data for 37 countries or regions. The CHMD gathers all required data (deaths counts, births counts, population size, exposure-to-risk, death rates) to compute life tables for Canada, its provinces and its territories. One of the great advantages of the database is to include data that is validated and corrected, when required, and rendered comparable, if possible, for the period ranging from 1921 thru 2006.
  • Canadian statistics: population & demography (Statistics Canada) 
    Free tabular data on: Births and deaths, Mobility and migration, Population changes, Population estimates and projections
  • Census of Canada (2011) (Statistics Canada)
  • Deaths 
    The statistical tables in this document present the numbers of deaths and death rates by marital status, age and sex for Canada, the 10 provinces and 3 territories. Also presented are data on infant, neonatal, post-neonatal and perinatal deaths; deaths in hospital; and deaths subject to autopsy.
  • Historical statistics of Canada (Statistics Canada, 2nd edition, 1983) 
    Contains about 1,088 statistical tables on the social, economic and institutional conditions of Canada from the start of the Confederation in 1867 to the mid-1970s. 
    Print versions: OCLC No. 15964550, CAN1 CS8.5 11-516.
  • Population projections for Canada, provinces and territories (Statistics Canada) 
    This report presents the results of six population projection scenarios by age group and sex up to 2036 for the provinces and territories and up to 2061 for Canada. Using the July 1, 2009 population estimate as the starting point, these projections are based on assumptions that take into account the most recent trends relating to components of population growth, particularly fertility, mortality, immigration, emigration and interprovincial migration.
  • Quarterly Demographic Estimates 
    This publication presents quarterly estimates of population for Canada, provinces and territories as well as statistics on the following components of population change: births, deaths, immigration, emigration, returning emigration, net temporary emigration, net non-permanent residents and interprovincial migration, the latter by origin and destination. The publication contains the most recent estimates as well as a quarterly postcensal historical series. This publication also contains highlights, an analysis of the most current demographic trends, and a brief description of the methods used to generate the estimates.
  • Report on the Demographic Situation in Canada
    Presents an analysis of the demographic situation in Canada at the national, provincial and sub-provincial levels. Trends in population growth, aging, marriage and divorce, and the evolution of the various components of Canada's population growth - fertility, mortality, immigration and internal migrations - are presented, analyzed and discussed. In-depth articles on current issues related to the Canadian population are also featured.
  • Statistical profile of Canadian communities ( 1996 / 2001 / 2006 / 2011 
    This site contains information from the Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, since 1996. A statistical profile is presented for all Canadian communities (cities, towns, villages, Indian Reserves and Settlements, etc.) highlighting information on education, income and work, families and dwellings, as well as general population information (as it becomes available). A mapping feature is available for viewing the location of a community within Canada.

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