2011 Census of Canada: Topic-based tabulations

Topic-based tabulation: Population, Private Dwellings Occupied by Usual Residents, Private Households, Average Number of Persons per Private Household, Collective Dwellings Occupied by Usual Residents and Population in Collective Dwellings of Canada, Provinces and Territories, 1971 to 2011 Censuses

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This table details population, private dwellings occupied by usual residents, private households, average number of persons per private household, collective dwellings occupied by usual residents and population in collective dwellings in CanadaFootnote 1
Population, dwelling and households (6) Census year (9)
2011 2006 2001 1996Footnote 2 1991Footnote 3 1986Footnote 4 1981Footnote 5 1976Footnote 6 1971Footnote 7
Population 33,476,690 31,612,895 30,007,095 28,846,760 27,296,859 25,309,331 24,343,181 22,992,604 21,568,311
Private dwellings occupied by usual residentsFootnote 8 13,320,615 12,435,520 11,562,975 10,820,050 10,018,267 8,991,672 8,281,531 7,166,095 6,034,508
Private householdsFootnote 9 13,320,615 12,435,520 11,562,975 10,820,050 10,018,267 8,991,672 8,281,531 7,166,095 6,041,302
Average number of persons per private household 2.5 2.5 2.6 2.6 2.7 2.8 2.9 3.1 3.5
Collective dwellings occupied by usual residentsFootnote 10 28,835 27,915 25,755 22,615 21,020 19,800 17,370 16,445 17,585
Population in collective dwellingsFootnote 11 613,115 533,930 479,520 449,000 446,885 434,370 405,735 384,530 392,695

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Footnote(s)

Footnote 1

Excludes census data for one or more incompletely enumerated Indian reserves or Indian settlements.

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Footnote 2

Prior to its creation as a territory on April 1, 1999, Nunavut was part of the Northwest Territories.

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Footnote 3

Prior to its creation as a territory on April 1, 1999, Nunavut was part of the Northwest Territories.

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Footnote 4

Prior to its creation as a territory on April 1, 1999, Nunavut was part of the Northwest Territories.

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Footnote 5

Prior to its creation as a territory on April 1, 1999, Nunavut was part of the Northwest Territories.

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Footnote 6

Prior to its creation as a territory on April 1, 1999, Nunavut was part of the Northwest Territories.

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Footnote 7

Prior to its creation as a territory on April 1, 1999, Nunavut was part of the Northwest Territories.

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In 1971, data for collective dwellings and population in collective dwellings are aggregated for the Yukon and the Northwest Territories and shown for the Northwest Territories only.

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Footnote 8

In 1971, the difference between counts for private dwellings occupied by usual residents and private households is due to the exclusion of dwellings occupied by households outside Canada from the occupied private dwellings count and their inclusion in the private households count. However, in 1976, 1981, 1986, 1991, 1996, 2001, 2006 and 2011, households outside Canada and their dwellings are excluded from the counts of occupied private dwellings and the counts of private households.

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Footnote 9

In 1971, the difference between counts for private dwellings occupied by usual residents and private households is due to the exclusion of dwellings occupied by households outside Canada from the occupied private dwellings count and their inclusion in the private households count. However, in 1976, 1981, 1986, 1991, 1996, 2001, 2006 and 2011, households outside Canada and their dwellings are excluded from the counts of occupied private dwellings and the counts of private households.

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Footnote 10

In 1971, data for collective dwellings and population in collective dwellings are aggregated for the Yukon and the Northwest Territories and shown for the Northwest Territories only.

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Footnote 11

In 1971, data for collective dwellings and population in collective dwellings are aggregated for the Yukon and the Northwest Territories and shown for the Northwest Territories only.

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Source: Statistics Canada, 2011 Census of Population, Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 98-313-XCB2011026.

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