Census data shows SK growing
- EFN Staff | February 14, 2017
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Saskatchewan is the second fastest growing province in Canada and Saskatoon the third fastest growing city in the country, according to the 2016 Census that was released last week.
On February 8th, Statistics Canada released the 2016 Census where data was collected in May 2016. The recent release focused on population and dwelling counts that tallies 35,151,728 people who reported living in Canada on Census Day of last spring.
“At the aggregate level, Saskatchewan cities grew 9.9 percent from 596,124 persons in 2011 to 655,313 persons in 2016. These people live in a total of 264,144 dwellings, according to the Saskatchewan Population report.
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The population growth rates from 2011 to 2016 in Saskatchewan show, “the population rose 6.3% from 2011 and 2016. The province's population growth rate was above the national average for the second consecutive intercensal period,” according to Statistics Canada.
The fastest growing census metropolitan areas in the western prairies are Calgary at 14.6%, Saskatoon is the third city at 12.5% with Regina following at 11.8% These growth rate numbers are collected and measured within a six-year time period.
The Saskatchewan population increased from 1,033,381 in 2011 and 1,098,352 in 2016. Regina’s population recorded six years ago was at 193,100 and jumped up to 215,106 last year. In comparison, Saskatoon’s population rose from 222,189 to 246,376 from the same time period.
Referring to the provincial population report, “Indian Reserves also decreased in population between 2011 and 2016. Reserve population fell by 172 persons (0.3 percent) to 56,050 in 2016 from 56,222 in 2011. These people live in a total of 13,995 dwellings.”
According to 2016 Census Program release schedule, the next 2016 Census will be released on May 3rd on topics of Age and Sex and Type of dwelling. On October 25th, data on Aboriginal peoples will be released.