Population, urban and rural, by province and territory (Canada)

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Population, urban and rural, by province and territory
(Canada)
  Population Urban Rural Urban Rural
  number % of total population
Canada          
1851 2,436,297 318,079 2,118,218 13 87
1861 3,229,633 527,220 2,702,413 16 84
1871 3,737,257 722,343 3,014,914 19 81
1881 4,381,256 1,109,507 3,271,749 25 75
1891 4,932,206 1,537,098 3,395,108 31 69
1901 5,418,663 2,023,364 3,395,299 37 63
1911 7,221,662 3,276,812 3,944,850 45 55
1921 8,800,249 4,353,428 4,446,821 49 51
1931 10,376,379 5,572,058 4,804,321 54 46
1941 11,506,655 6,252,416 5,254,239 54 46
1951 14,009,429 8,628,253 5,381,176 62 38
1956 16,080,791 10,714,855 5,365,936 67 33
1961 18,238,247 12,700,390 5,537,857 70 30
1966 20,014,880 14,726,759 5,288,121 74 26
1971 21,568,305 16,410,785 5,157,520 76 24
1976 22,992,595 17,366,970 5,625,625 76 24
1981 24,343,177 18,435,923 5,907,254 76 24
1986 25,309,330 19,352,080 5,957,250 76 24
1991 27,296,856 20,906,872 6,389,984 77 23
1996 28,846,758 22,461,207 6,385,551 78 22
2001 30,007,094 23,908,211 6,098,883 80 20
2006 31,612,897 25,350,743 6,262,154 80 20
2011 33,476,688 27,147,274 6,329,414 81 19

For more statistical information, consult 2011 Census.

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