Total Population


Total number of people

Methods and Limitations:

Population estimates based on the Standard Geographical Classification (SGC) 2021 as delineated in the 2021 Census.

Population estimates as of July 1 are final intercensal up to 2020, final postcensal for 2021, updated postcensal for 2022 and preliminary postcensal for 2023.

Postcensal estimates are based on the latest census counts adjusted for census net undercoverage (including adjustment for incompletely enumerated reserves and settlements) and on the estimated population growth that occurred since that census, as calculated using fiscal data. Intercensal estimates are based on postcensal estimates and census counts adjusted of the censuses preceding and following the considered year. 


Statistics Canada. Table 17-10-0148-01  Population estimates, July 1, by census metropolitan area and census agglomeration, 2021 boundaries


Total Population in the Sustainable Development Goals

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