Farm population and total population by rural and urban population, by province, (2001 and 2006 Census of Agriculture and Census of Population) (Canada)
Related tables: Farms and farm operators.
|2001||2006||2001 to 2006|
|Total number of farms||246,923||229,373||-7.1|
|Total farm population1||729,405||684,260||-6.2|
|Rural farm population||697,960||642,715||-7.9|
|Urban2 farm population||31,445||41,540||32.1|
|Farm population as a % of total population||2.4||2.2|
|Rural farm population as a % of total rural population||11.5||10.3|
|Rural population as a % of total population||20.2||19.7|
|1. Refers to all persons who are members of a farm operator's household, living on a farm in a rural or urban area. |
2. Refers to areas with minimum population concentrations of 1,000 and a population density of at least 400 per square kilometre, based on the current census population count. All territory outside urban areas is considered rural. Taken together, urban and rural areas cover all of Canada.
Sources: Statistics Canada, Census of Agriculture and Census of Population.
Last modified: 2008-11-12.
For more information on the concepts, methods and quality of the data contained in this table, consult the 2006 Census of Agriculture.
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