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Population and demography
Living alone: by choice or circumstance? Whatever the answer, more and more Canadians live alone, reflecting a long-term pattern of growth over the years. In 2021, 4.4 million people lived alone, up from 1.7 million in 1981.
Explore Canada’s progress with these new Sustainable Development Goals infographics
This year, Statistics Canada will be releasing 17 infographics, one for each Sustainable Development Goal (SDG). This series will highlight Canada’s progress made towards each goal.
Who pays for a university education?
Education, training and learning
There’s no doubt that university pays off for those who graduate with a degree. Studies have shown that bachelor’s degree graduates earn about a half-million dollars more than their counterparts with a high school diploma over a 15-year follow-up period (roughly between the ages of 30 and 45).
The Journey of Statistics Canada Data
There's power in numbers. Statistics Canada collects data on all aspects of life in Canada, and you have a key role to play.
What we know about COVID-19 today and what you can learn with a few clicks
It has long been known that older Canadians and Canadians with underlying health conditions are among the most susceptible to die from COVID-19. Recent studies reveal, however, that the likelihood of dying from COVID-19 goes well beyond simply looking at the age and health of Canadians, as it can also be associated with their type of residence, income, ethnicity and gender, among other factors.
Drought drags down Saskatchewan economy in 2021
Agriculture and food
Saskatchewan (-0.3%) was the lone province to see its economy contract in 2021. While activity was up in most sectors of the economy, those gains were entirely negated by the worst drought in nearly two decades, which slashed crop production by almost half from a year earlier.
You and your community
Society and community
Are you an eternal optimist? In other words, for you, is the glass always half full? Are you physical and mental health good? Do you run into many people you know when you’re out doing your Saturday shopping? If so, it’s highly likely that you have a stronger sense of belonging to your community.