2021 Census of Population key indicators by geography: Canada

2021 Census of Population key indicators:: Canada
Topic Indicator 2021 value
Population and dwelling counts Population, 2021 36,991,981
Population and dwelling counts 2016 to 2021 population change (%) 5.2
Population and dwelling counts Population density per square kilometre 4.2
Population and dwelling counts Total private dwellings 16,284,235
Population and dwelling counts Population share (%) 100.0
Population and dwelling counts Rural areas (%) 17.8
Population and dwelling counts Population centres (%) 82.2
Age Proportion (%) of persons aged 65 years and over 19.0
Age % change of persons aged 65 years and over (2016 to 2021) 18.3
Age Proportion (%) of persons aged less than 15 years 16.3
Age Proportion (%) of persons aged 15 to 64 years 64.8
Age Average age 41.9
Type of dwelling % of occupied private dwellings that are single-detached houses 52.6
Type of dwelling % of occupied private dwellings in buildings with five or more storeys 10.7

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