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Population and Dwelling Counts Canada Canada
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Population in 2001 (1) 30,007,094     30,007,094    
Population in 1996 (2) 28,846,761     28,846,761    
1996 to 2001 population change (%) 4.0     4.0    
Total private dwellings 12,548,588     12,548,588    
Population density per square kilometre 3.3     3.3    
Land area (square km) 9,012,112.20     9,012,112.20    
     
Age Characteristics of the Population Canada Canada
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total - All persons (3) 30,007,095 14,706,850 15,300,245 30,007,095 14,706,850 15,300,245
Age 0-4 1,696,285 868,075 828,205 1,696,285 868,075 828,205
Age 5-14 4,029,255 2,062,915 1,966,340 4,029,255 2,062,915 1,966,340
Age 15-19 2,053,325 1,052,150 1,001,180 2,053,325 1,052,150 1,001,180
Age 20-24 1,955,810 982,280 973,530 1,955,810 982,280 973,530
Age 25-44 9,096,560 4,483,480 4,613,080 9,096,560 4,483,480 4,613,080
Age 45-54 4,419,290 2,184,520 2,234,770 4,419,290 2,184,520 2,234,770
Age 55-64 2,868,015 1,410,770 1,457,240 2,868,015 1,410,770 1,457,240
Age 65-74 2,142,835 1,005,610 1,137,225 2,142,835 1,005,610 1,137,225
Age 75-84 1,329,805 531,465 798,345 1,329,805 531,465 798,345
Age 85 and over 415,910 125,580 290,325 415,910 125,580 290,325
Median age of the population 37.6 36.8 38.4 37.6 36.8 38.4
% of the population ages 15 and over 80.9 80.1 81.7 80.9 80.1 81.7
     
Common-law Status Canada Canada
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total - Population 15 years and over (4) 24,281,560 11,775,860 12,505,700 24,281,560 11,775,860 12,505,700
Not in a common-law relationship 21,996,725 10,629,805 11,366,925 21,996,725 10,629,805 11,366,925
In a common-law relationship 2,284,830 1,146,055 1,138,775 2,284,830 1,146,055 1,138,775
     
Legal Marital Status Canada Canada
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total - Population 15 years and over (5) 24,281,555 11,775,855 12,505,700 24,281,555 11,775,855 12,505,700
Single (6) 8,139,330 4,347,350 3,791,980 8,139,330 4,347,350 3,791,980
Married (7) 12,011,675 6,008,450 6,003,225 12,011,675 6,008,450 6,003,225
Separated (8) 733,870 326,725 407,145 733,870 326,725 407,145
Divorced (9) 1,854,770 809,180 1,045,590 1,854,770 809,180 1,045,590
Widowed (10) 1,541,910 284,150 1,257,755 1,541,910 284,150 1,257,755
     
Language(s) First Learned and Still Understood Canada Canada
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total - All persons (19) 29,639,030 14,564,275 15,074,760 29,639,030 14,564,275 15,074,760
English only 17,352,320 8,571,425 8,780,885 17,352,320 8,571,425 8,780,885
French only 6,703,330 3,269,880 3,433,450 6,703,330 3,269,880 3,433,450
Both English and French 112,580 54,115 58,460 112,580 54,115 58,460
Other languages (20) 5,470,815 2,668,855 2,801,955 5,470,815 2,668,855 2,801,955
     
Mobility Status - Place of Residence 1 Year Ago Canada Canada
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 1 year and over (21) 29,314,755 14,398,280 14,916,470 29,314,755 14,398,280 14,916,470
Lived at the same address 1 year ago 25,123,490 12,321,755 12,801,735 25,123,490 12,321,755 12,801,735
Lived within the same province/territory 1 year ago, but changed address 3,612,010 1,784,905 1,827,105 3,612,010 1,784,905 1,827,105
Lived in a different province/territory or country 1 year ago 579,255 291,625 287,630 579,255 291,625 287,630
     
Mobility Status - Place of Residence 5 Years Ago Canada Canada
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 5 years and over (22) 27,932,585 13,689,465 14,243,120 27,932,585 13,689,465 14,243,120
Lived at the same address 5 years ago 16,222,260 7,942,660 8,279,600 16,222,260 7,942,660 8,279,600
Lived within the same province/territory 5 years ago, but changed address 9,828,695 4,809,395 5,019,305 9,828,695 4,809,395 5,019,305
Lived in a different province/territory or country 5 years ago 1,881,630 937,415 944,220 1,881,630 937,415 944,220
     
Immigration Characteristics Canada Canada
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total - All persons 29,639,035 14,564,275 15,074,755 29,639,035 14,564,275 15,074,755
Canadian-born population (23) 23,991,910 11,841,705 12,150,200 23,991,910 11,841,705 12,150,200
Foreign-born population (24) 5,448,480 2,622,615 2,825,870 5,448,480 2,622,615 2,825,870
Immigrated before 1991 3,617,800 1,749,205 1,868,595 3,617,800 1,749,205 1,868,595
Immigrated between 1991 and 2001 (25) 1,830,680 873,400 957,275 1,830,680 873,400 957,275
Non-permanent residents (26) 198,640 99,955 98,685 198,640 99,955 98,685
     
Aboriginal Population Canada Canada
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total - All persons 29,639,030 14,564,275 15,074,755 29,639,030 14,564,275 15,074,755
Aboriginal identity population (27) 976,305 476,700 499,605 976,305 476,700 499,605
Non-Aboriginal population 28,662,725 14,087,570 14,575,150 28,662,725 14,087,570 14,575,150
     
Visible Minority Status Canada Canada
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population by visible minority groups 29,639,030 14,564,275 15,074,755 29,639,030 14,564,275 15,074,755
Visible minority population (31) 3,983,845 1,945,510 2,038,340 3,983,845 1,945,510 2,038,340
Chinese 1,029,395 499,385 530,010 1,029,395 499,385 530,010
South Asian 917,075 465,470 451,600 917,075 465,470 451,600
Black 662,215 316,065 346,145 662,215 316,065 346,145
Filipino 308,575 130,995 177,580 308,575 130,995 177,580
Latin American 216,980 105,735 111,245 216,980 105,735 111,245
Southeast Asian 198,880 98,295 100,585 198,880 98,295 100,585
Arab 194,685 105,945 88,730 194,685 105,945 88,730
West Asian 109,285 57,880 51,410 109,285 57,880 51,410
Korean 100,660 48,500 52,160 100,660 48,500 52,160
Japanese 73,315 33,315 40,000 73,315 33,315 40,000
Visible minority, n.i.e (28) 98,915 47,270 51,650 98,915 47,270 51,650
Multiple visible minorities (29) 73,875 36,655 37,220 73,875 36,655 37,220
All others (30) 25,655,185 12,618,765 13,036,420 25,655,185 12,618,765 13,036,420
     
Religion Canada Canada
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total - Religion 29,639,035 14,564,275 15,074,760 29,639,035 14,564,275 15,074,760
Catholic (57) 12,936,910 6,271,675 6,665,235 12,936,910 6,271,675 6,665,235
Protestant 8,654,850 4,054,705 4,600,145 8,654,850 4,054,705 4,600,145
Christian Orthodox 479,620 240,800 238,820 479,620 240,800 238,820
Christian, n.i.e. (58) 780,450 376,715 403,735 780,450 376,715 403,735
Muslim 579,640 303,570 276,075 579,640 303,570 276,075
Jewish 329,995 160,990 169,005 329,995 160,990 169,005
Buddhist 300,345 142,490 157,850 300,345 142,490 157,850
Hindu 297,200 150,075 147,125 297,200 150,075 147,125
Sikh 278,410 141,120 137,300 278,410 141,120 137,300
Eastern religions (59) 37,550 18,480 19,060 37,550 18,480 19,060
Other religions (60) 63,975 29,435 34,540 63,975 29,435 34,540
No religious affiliation (61) 4,900,090 2,674,220 2,225,870 4,900,090 2,674,220 2,225,870
     
School Attendance Canada Canada
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population 15 years and over attending school full time 2,777,225 1,357,570 1,419,655 2,777,225 1,357,570 1,419,655
Age group 15-19 attending full time (50) 1,501,070 760,360 740,710 1,501,070 760,360 740,710
Age group 20-24 attending full time 774,930 365,970 408,965 774,930 365,970 408,965
Total population 15 years and over attending school part time 1,119,650 483,820 635,830 1,119,650 483,820 635,830
Age group 15-19 attending part time (50) 73,130 37,790 35,340 73,130 37,790 35,340
Age group 20-24 attending part time 166,600 82,245 84,355 166,600 82,245 84,355
     
Highest Level of Schooling Canada Canada
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total population aged 20-34 5,916,935 2,929,085 2,987,850 5,916,935 2,929,085 2,987,850
% of the population aged 20-34 with less than a high school graduation certificate 15.6 17.8 13.3 15.6 17.8 13.3
% of the population aged 20-34 with a high school graduation certificate and/or some postsecondary (46) 30.9 32.6 29.2 30.9 32.6 29.2
% of the population aged 20-34 with a trades certificate or diploma 10.8 12.9 8.7 10.8 12.9 8.7
% of the population aged 20-34 with a college certificate or diploma (47) 19.9 16.8 23.0 19.9 16.8 23.0
% of the population aged 20-34 with a university certificate, diploma or degree 22.9 19.9 25.8 22.9 19.9 25.8
Total population aged 35-44 5,074,090 2,490,710 2,583,380 5,074,090 2,490,710 2,583,380
% of the population aged 35-44 with less than a high school graduation certificate 19.6 21.4 18.0 19.6 21.4 18.0
% of the population aged 35-44 with a high school graduation certificate and/or some postsecondary (46) 25.1 23.0 27.1 25.1 23.0 27.1
% of the population aged 35-44 with a trades certificate or diploma 13.7 17.4 10.0 13.7 17.4 10.0
% of the population aged 35-44 with a college certificate or diploma (47) 19.7 16.6 22.7 19.7 16.6 22.7
% of the population aged 35-44 with a university certificate, diploma or degree 21.9 21.6 22.2 21.9 21.6 22.2
Total population aged 45-64 7,241,135 3,561,165 3,679,970 7,241,135 3,561,165 3,679,970
% of the population aged 45-64 with less than a high school graduation certificate 29.0 28.3 29.6 29.0 28.3 29.6
% of the population aged 45-64 with a high school graduation certificate and/or some postsecondary (46) 22.9 20.3 25.5 22.9 20.3 25.5
% of the population aged 45-64 with a trades certificate or diploma 12.8 17.0 8.7 12.8 17.0 8.7
% of the population aged 45-64 with a college certificate or diploma (47) 15.0 12.4 17.6 15.0 12.4 17.6
% of the population aged 45-64 with a university certificate, diploma or degree 20.3 22.0 18.6 20.3 22.0 18.6
     
Earnings in 2000 Canada Canada
Total Male Female Total Male Female
All persons with earnings (counts) (48) 16,415,785 8,664,545 7,751,235 16,415,785 8,664,545 7,751,235
Average earnings (all persons with earnings ($)) 31,757 38,347 24,390 31,757 38,347 24,390
Worked full year, full time (counts) (49) 8,685,225R 5,093,705 3,591,525 8,685,225R 5,093,705 3,591,525
Average earnings (worked full year, full time ($)) 43,298 49,224 34,892 43,298 49,224 34,892
     
Income in 2000 Canada Canada
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Persons 15 years of age and over with income (53) 22,723,050     22,723,050    
Median total income of persons 15 years of age and over ($) (54) 22,120     22,120    
Composition of total income (100%) (62) 100.0     100.0    
Earnings - % of income 77.1     77.1    
Government transfers - % of income 11.6     11.6    
Other money - % of income 11.3     11.3    
     
Language Used Most Often at Work Canada Canada
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total - Population 15 years and over who worked since 2000 (44) 16,961,080 8,942,050 8,019,030 16,961,080 8,942,050 8,019,030
English 12,933,340 6,824,295 6,109,045 12,933,340 6,824,295 6,109,045
French 3,415,095 1,801,760 1,613,340 3,415,095 1,801,760 1,613,340
Non-official language 239,340 122,575 116,770 239,340 122,575 116,770
English and French 271,655 140,735 130,930 271,655 140,735 130,930
English and non-official language 83,410 43,165 40,240 83,410 43,165 40,240
French and non-official language 5,990 3,030 2,960 5,990 3,030 2,960
English, French and non-official language 12,240 6,495 5,740 12,240 6,495 5,740
     
Place of Work Status Canada Canada
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Employed labour force 15 years and over (32) 14,695,130 7,810,290 6,884,840 14,695,130 7,810,290 6,884,840
Worked at home 1,175,760 598,075 577,685 1,175,760 598,075 577,685
Worked outside Canada 68,520 47,625 20,895 68,520 47,625 20,895
No fixed workplace address 1,273,445 987,190 286,255 1,273,445 987,190 286,255
Worked at usual place 12,177,405 6,177,405 6,000,000 12,177,405 6,177,405 6,000,000
     
Mode of Transportation to Work Canada Canada
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total -All modes (33) 13,450,855 7,164,595 6,286,255 13,450,855 7,164,595 6,286,255
Car, truck, van, as driver 9,929,470 5,629,155 4,300,310 9,929,470 5,629,155 4,300,310
Car, truck, van, as passenger 923,975 374,605 549,365 923,975 374,605 549,365
Public transit 1,406,585 571,370 835,215 1,406,585 571,370 835,215
Walked or bicycled 1,043,995 503,215 540,780 1,043,995 503,215 540,780
Other method 146,835 86,245 60,590 146,835 86,245 60,590
     
Unpaid Work Canada Canada
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Persons reporting hours of unpaid work (34) 21,739,780 10,281,265 11,458,520 21,739,780 10,281,265 11,458,520
Persons reporting hours of unpaid housework (35) 21,426,245 10,076,520 11,349,725 21,426,245 10,076,520 11,349,725
Persons reporting hours looking after children, without pay (36) 9,102,300 4,000,805 5,101,495 9,102,300 4,000,805 5,101,495
Persons reporting hours of unpaid care or assistance to seniors (37) 4,345,755 1,774,620 2,571,135 4,345,755 1,774,620 2,571,135
     
Labour Force Indicators Canada Canada
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Participation rate (38) 66.4 72.7 60.5 66.4 72.7 60.5
Employment rate (39) 61.5 67.2 56.1 61.5 67.2 56.1
Unemployment rate (40) 7.4 7.6 7.2 7.4 7.6 7.2
     
Industry Canada Canada
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total - Experienced labour force (41) 15,576,565 8,311,130 7,265,430 15,576,565 8,311,130 7,265,430
Agriculture and other resource-based industries 856,425 635,075 221,345 856,425 635,075 221,345
Manufacturing and construction industries 3,053,530 2,309,735 743,795 3,053,530 2,309,735 743,795
Wholesale and retail trade 2,441,420 1,263,425 1,177,985 2,441,420 1,263,425 1,177,985
Finance and real estate 894,985 371,335 523,655 894,985 371,335 523,655
Health and education 2,532,385 623,470 1,908,915 2,532,385 623,470 1,908,915
Business services 2,795,040 1,685,590 1,109,450 2,795,040 1,685,590 1,109,450
Other services 3,002,780 1,422,500 1,580,280 3,002,780 1,422,500 1,580,280
     
Occupation Canada Canada
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total - Experienced labour force (41) 15,576,565 8,311,130 7,265,430 15,576,565 8,311,130 7,265,430
Management occupations 1,620,905 1,046,525 574,380 1,620,905 1,046,525 574,380
Business, finance and administration occupations 2,768,375 752,120 2,016,255 2,768,375 752,120 2,016,255
Natural and applied sciences and related occupations 1,003,815 788,195 215,615 1,003,815 788,195 215,615
Health occupations 812,200 169,455 642,745 812,200 169,455 642,745
Social science, education, government service and religion 1,205,185 406,665 798,520 1,205,185 406,665 798,520
Art, culture, recreation and sport 435,680 200,125 235,555 435,680 200,125 235,555
Sales and service occupations 3,677,380 1,570,050 2,107,335 3,677,380 1,570,050 2,107,335
Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations 2,294,620 2,133,150 161,470 2,294,620 2,133,150 161,470
Occupations unique to primary industry 667,550 514,085 153,460 667,550 514,085 153,460
Occupations unique to processing, manufacturing and utilities 1,090,860 730,760 360,100 1,090,860 730,760 360,100
     
Selected Family Characteristics Canada Canada
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total number of families 8,371,020     8,371,020    
Number of married-couple families 5,901,425     5,901,425    
Average number of persons in married-couple families 3.1     3.1    
Number of common-law couple families (11) 1,158,410     1,158,410    
Average number of persons in common-law-couple families (11) 2.8     2.8    
Number of lone-parent families (12) 1,311,190     1,311,190    
Average number of persons in lone-parent families (12) 2.5     2.5    
Number of female lone-parent families (12) 1,065,365     1,065,365    
Average number of persons in female lone-parent families (12) 2.5     2.5    
Number of male lone-parent families (12) 245,825     245,825    
Average number of persons in male lone-parent families (12) 2.4     2.4    
Median family income, 2000 ($) - All census families (51) 55,016     55,016    
Median family income, 2000 ($) - Couple families (52) 60,345     60,345    
Median family income, 2000 ($) - Lone-parent families 30,791     30,791    
     
Selected Household Characteristics Canada Canada
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total - All private households 11,562,975     11,562,975    
Households containing a couple (married or common-law) with children (13) 3,530,180     3,530,180    
Households containing a couple (married or common-law) without children (14) 3,237,620     3,237,620    
One-person households 2,976,875     2,976,875    
Other household types (15) 1,818,300     1,818,300    
Median household income, 2000 ($) - All households 46,752     46,752    
Median household income, 2000 ($) - One-person households 21,931     21,931    
Median household income, 2000 ($) - Two-or-more-persons households 57,250     57,250    
Number of rented dwellings (55) 3,886,880     3,886,880    
Average gross monthly payments for rented dwellings ($) 648     648    
Number of owner-occupied dwellings (56) 7,417,525     7,417,525    
Average monthly payments for owner-occupied dwellings ($) 835     835    
     
Selected Occupied Private Dwelling Characteristics Canada Canada
Total Male Female Total Male Female
Total number of dwellings (16) 11,562,975     11,562,975    
Number of owned dwellings (17) 7,610,390     7,610,390    
Number of rented dwellings (18) 3,907,170     3,907,170    
Number of dwellings constructed before 1991 9,855,855     9,855,855    
Number of dwellings constructed between 1991 and 2001 1,707,120     1,707,120    
Average value of dwelling ($) 162,709     162,709    
     

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