Canada's population estimates, third quarter 2012

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Demographic estimates by province and territory are now available for the third quarter.

Note to readers

Estimates released today are based on 2006 Census counts adjusted for census net undercoverage and incompletely enumerated Indian reserves to which is added the estimated demographic growth for the period from May 16, 2006, to September 30, 2012.

These estimates are not to be confused with the 2011 Census population counts that were released on February 8, 2012.

Available without charge in CANSIM: tables CANSIM table051-0005, CANSIM table051-0006, CANSIM table051-0017, CANSIM table051-0020, CANSIM table051-0037, CANSIM table051-0045 and CANSIM table053-0001.

Definitions, data sources and methods: survey numbers survey number3231, survey number3233 and survey number3601.

The July to September 2012 issue of Quarterly Demographic Estimates, Vol. 26, no. 3 (Catalogue number91-002-X, free), is now available from the Key resource module of our website under Publications.

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