Report on the Demographic Situation in Canada

Population growth

Age and sex structure

Fertility

Mortality

Migration

Nuptiality

Demographic indicators

  • Table - Demographic indicators
    Indicator Value
    Population (2010/2011)
    Number (in millions)1 34.5
    Total growth rate
    (per 1,000)
    10.4
    Median age
    (in years)
    39.9
    Proportion aged 0 to 14 years (%) 16.4
    Proportion aged 65 years and over (%) 14.4
    Fertility (2008)
    Total fertility rate 1.68
    Average age of birth (in years) 29.8
    Mortality (2007)
    Life expectancy at birth
    (in years)2
    Males
    78.5
    Females
    83.0
    Infant mortality rate (per 1,000 births) 5.1
    Immigration (2009)3
    Number of immigrants 252,172
    Immigration rate
    (per 1,000)
    7.5

  • Notes
    1. As of July 1, 2011.
    2. Data are preliminary and subject to revision.
    3. Data available as of November 17, 2010.

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