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Table 2
Growth rate for Canada, provinces and territories in the last 50 years
Year of census Canada N.L. P.E.I. N.S. N.B. Que. Ont. Man. Sask. Alta. B.C. Y.T. N.W.T. Nvt.
percentage

… not applicable

Note:

The growth rate of the Northwest Territories for the period 1986 to 1991 includes Nunavut in 1986 and in 1991.

Sources: Statistics Canada, censuses of population, 1956 to 2006

1956 to 1961 13.4 10.3 5.4 6.1 7.8 13.6 15.4 8.4 5.1 18.6 16.5 20.0 19.1
1961 to 1966 9.7 7.8 3.7 2.6 3.2 9.9 11.6 4.5 3.3 9.9 15.0 -1.7 25.0
1966 to 1971 7.8 5.8 2.9 4.4 2.9 4.3 10.7 2.6 -3.0 11.3 16.6 27.9 21.1
1971 to 1976 6.6 6.8 5.9 5.0 6.7 3.4 7.3 3.4 -0.5 12.9 12.9 18.7 22.4
1976 to 1981 5.9 1.8 3.6 2.3 2.8 3.3 4.4 0.5 5.1 21.7 11.3 6.0 7.3
1981 to 1986 4.0 0.1 3.4 3.0 1.9 1.5 5.5 3.6 4.3 5.7 5.1 1.5 14.2
1986 to 1991 7.9 0.0 2.5 3.1 2.0 5.6 10.8 2.7 -2.0 7.6 13.8 18.3 10.4
1991 to 1996 5.7 -2.9 3.7 1.0 2.0 3.5 6.6 2.0 0.1 5.9 13.5 10.7 9.0 16.4
1996 to 2001 4.0 -7.0 0.5 -0.1 -1.2 1.4 6.1 0.5 -1.1 10.3 4.9 -6.8 -5.8 8.1
2001 to 2006 5.4 -1.5 0.4 0.6 0.1 4.3 6.6 2.6 -1.1 10.6 5.3 5.9 11.0 10.2