Description of By the Numbers Halloween
Trick or Treat!
4,071,114 - The estimated number of children in Canada of prime trick-or-treating age (5 to 14 years old) on July 1, 2019.
Source: Statistics Canada, Table 17-10-0005-01, Population estimates on July 1st, by age and sex.
Dressed to Thrill
Dressing up for trick or treating and costume parties is a big part of Halloween!
2,270 - The total number of businesses engaged in formal wear and costume rental in Canada in June 2019.
Sources: Statistics Canada, Table 33-10-0214-01, Canadian Business Counts, with employees, June 2019. Statistics Canada. Table 33-10-0215-01 Canadian Business Counts, without employees, June 2019.
Halloween is a favourite time to watch films of the horror genre.
96,032,391 - The number of tickets sold at cinemas in Canada (including indoor theatres, drive-ins and film festivals) for all types of movies in 2018.
Source: Statistics Canada. Table 21-10-0180-01 Motion picture theatres, theatre operations.
Candy, the reward for trick or treating!
$613.2 million - The value of sales of cookies, confectionery, and snack foods at large retailers in October 2018.
Source: Statistics Canada. Table 11-10-0235-01 Survey of large retailers, sales by commodities, inactive (x1,000).