Canada 1996 Census

The Canada 1996 Census was a detailed enumeration of the Canadian population. Census day was May 14, 1996. On that day, Statistics Canada attempted to count every person in Canada. The total population count of Canada was 28,846,761.[1] This was a 5.7% increase over the 1991 Census of 27,296,859.[1]

The following census was the 2001 Census.

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Canada by the numbers

A summary of information about Canada.

Total Population 28,846,761
Dwellings 10,899,427
Men 14,170,025
Women 14,676,735
Median age 35.3 years
Average earnings $26,474

Population by province

Province 1996 Census 1991 Census % Change
 Newfoundland and Labrador 551,792 568,474 -2.9
 Prince Edward Island 134,557 129,765 3.7
 Nova Scotia 909,282 899,942 1.0
 New Brunswick 738,133 723,900 2.0
 Quebec 7,138,795 6,895,963 3.5
 Ontario 10,753,573 10,084,885 6.6
 Manitoba 1,113,898 1,091,942 2.0
 Saskatchewan 990,237 988,928 0.1
 Alberta 2,696,826 2,545,553 5.9
 British Columbia 3,724,500 3,282,061 13.5
 Yukon 30,766 27,797 10.7
 Northwest Territories 64,402 57,649 11.7

Mother Tongue

Population by mother tongue of Canada's official languages:

Mother tongue Population
English 16,890,615
French 6,636,660
Bilingual 107,945
Other 4,598,290

Aboriginal peoples

Population of Aboriginal peoples in Canada:

Aboriginal Population 799,010
North American Indian 529,035
Metis 204,115
Inuit 40,225

Ethnic origin

Population by ethnic origin. Only those origins with more than 250,000 respondents are included here. This is based entirely on self reporting.

Ethnic origins Total responses Single responses Multiple responses 2
Total population 28,528,125 18,303,625 10,224,495
Canadian 8,806,275 5,326,995 3,479,285
English 6,832,095 2,048,275 4,783,820
French 5,597,845 2,665,250 2,932,595
Scottish 4,260,840 642,970 3,617,870
Irish 3,767,610 504,030 3,263,580
German 2,757,140 726,145 2,030,990
Italian 1,207,475 729,455 478,025
North American Indian 1,101,955 477,630 624,330
Ukrainian 1,026,475 331,680 694,790
Chinese 921,585 800,470 121,115
Dutch (Netherlands) 916,215 313,880 602,335
Polish 786,735 265,930 520,805
East Indian 723,345 590,145 133,200
Jewish 351,705 195,810 155,900
Norwegian 346,310 47,805 298,500
Welsh 338,905 27,915 310,990
Portuguese 335,110 252,640 82,470
Swedish 278,975 31,200 247,775
Russian 272,335 46,885 225,450
Hungarian (Magyar) 250,525 94,185 156,340

Visible minorities

Visible minority Total responses % of Population
Chinese 860,150 3.02
South Asian 670,590 2.35
Black 573,860 2.01
Arab/West Asian 244,665 0.86
Filipino 234,195 0.82
Others 614,025 2.15
Not a visible
minority
25,330,645 88.79

Age

Population by age:

Age Population
Under 15 years 5,901,275
15-24 years 3,857,175
25-44 years 9,360,615
45-64 years 6,199,855
65-74 years 2,061,935
75 years and over 1,465,910

See also

[[Image:|x28px]] History of Canada portal

References

  1. a b (PDF). Statistics Canada. 1997. http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/970415/dq970415-eng.pdf. Retrieved 2010-06-22.