Topic: 2016 census

How do people in Metro Vancouver get to work? 4 interesting facts from the 2016 census

New figures revealed in last year's census showcase some interesting transportation patterns.

Here's how much time you save by commuting anywhere in B.C. but Vancouver

Metro Vancouverites spend an average of ten days a year getting to and from work, more than anywhere else in the province.

1 in 5 Canadians over age 65 still in the workforce, according to census data

The proportion of seniors in the workforce has doubled since 1995, according to recently released census data

Census 2016: More than half of Torontonians identify as visible minorities

The majority of people living in Toronto identify themselves as visible minorities, newly-released data from Canada's 2016 census shows.
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Census data reveals what Metro Vancouverites already know: rents are through the roof

Just-released Statistics Canada data confirms what everyone already knows: renting in Metro Vancouver is becoming increasingly unaffordable for a large swath of the population.

Winnipeg's Indigenous population highest in Canada, but growth rate is slowing

Winnipeg has the largest Aboriginal population of any major city in Canada, according to the latest Census data.

The changing complexion of northern Ontario: census shows more visible minorities in northern cities

Latest census numbers show number of visible minorities and Indigenous people on the rise in northern Ontario cities, but not so for new immigrants.
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Gastown, Chinatown incomes almost doubled over 10 years

Gentrification in Gastown and Chinatown is alive and well, the latest Census figures on income reveal, with the area seeing the fourth-largest increase in median household incomes in Canada between 2005 and 2015, and the largest in B.C.
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Northern B.C. had highest incomes in province, Census finds

British Columbia is known for being among the most expensive places to live in Canada, but household incomes in the province were below the national average, according to newly released Census figures.

Modern families: Millennials and parents make it work

Many households today are quite different from a generation ago. More people are living alone. Multi-generational households are on the rise. And if you have children, chances are they're staying at home longer.

More singles in Thunder Bay, census data suggests

Fewer people in the city are listing languages other than English as their mother tongues.

Number of Indigenous language speakers drops in Saskatchewan

Indigenous language is being lost, despite the efforts of educators in the province, and the emphasis put on language preservation by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

Indigenous languages on rise, French declining across region: census

The latest numbers from the census show that English is becoming more of a dominant language in northern Ontario.

Tagalog speakers on the rise in Manitoba, across Prairies: census

The number of people in Manitoba who speak Tagalog in their homes has increased in the latest census numbers.

Fewer farms and farmers in northern Ontario, says Census

Less of northern Ontario is being used to grow food than five years ago, according to new numbers out today from the 2016 census.

Millennials aren't fleeing Vancouver but older siblings are

The story of the millennial generation leaving Vancouver in droves due to the cost of living is a myth, the latest census figures suggest. It is in fact their older 30 and 40-something siblings who are packing up the kids and fleeing south of the Fraser.
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Did the population in your hometown shrink or grow?

How has your neighbourhood changed over the past five years? Is it booming or in decline? We can now answer that question in detail with the first release from the 2016 census, which this year offers a rich portrait of who we are and how we live.

The missing children of Canada's East Coast: Census shows rapidly greying region

Nova Scotia's Maitland District Elementary once bustled with activity, but today its boarded-up husk is a symbol of a relentless exodus from Atlantic Canada made plain again Wednesday by the latest census numbers from Statistics Canada.

2016 census: Highlights of Statistics Canada's latest release on age and gender

Statistics Canada census data shows there are more seniors than children, and that women continue to outnumber men.

Census 2016: Youth in the North, seniors on the Island

The national Census release on age showed there are more seniors than children for the first time in Canada. In B.C., the two groups are concentrated in different areas of the province, with youth in the North and seniors on Vancouver Island.

Going grey: latest census numbers show northern Ontario keeps getting older

The latest figures show that the population of northeastern Ontario and Canada as a whole continue to get older.

Canadian seniors now outnumber children for 1st time, 2016 census shows

For the first time, seniors outnumber children in Canada, as the population experienced its greatest increase in the proportion of older people since Confederation, according to census figures released today.

Will Yukon lose millions in federal dollars? Not a chance says premier

Yukon Party MLA Brad Cathers called on Premier Sandy Silver to challenge last year's census because its undercount of Yukoners could lead to less funding from Ottawa. Silver says he need not worry.

The village where time stood still: Silverton, B.C.'s census results identical to 5 years ago

There's one B.C. town whose population hasn't changed in five years.
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What does a fast-growing Saskatchewan look like?

New census data that shows Saskatchewan's population has been growing rapidly is perhaps no surprise to anyone who drives around the province's largest cities.

Fewer Yukoners live in remote communities: Census 2016

Fewer and fewer Yukoners are living far from urban centres, as the population increasingly centralizes near Whitehorse.

Density fosters sustainability and efficiency, says Vancouver's former chief planner

Former Vancouver city planner Brent Toderian outlines the challenges and benefits of being Canada's densest region.

Census shows northern towns and cities continue to shrink

The first figures from the 2016 census show that the population of northeastern Ontario continues to thin out, with about 2,600 fewer people in the region than there were five years ago.

Greater Sudbury is growing, but more people moving to the outskirts

The latest census figures show Greater Sudbury grew over the last five years, but not by much. They also show that more people are moving just outside of city limits.
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Watch Ottawa, Gatineau suburbs grow in these 7 stunning Google time-lapses

Google Earth Engine allows users to go back in time and compare satellite images dating as far back as 1984. Here's a look at some noticeable changes to the National Capital Region's suburbs, as seen from above.

Census 2016: Big cities home to big share of 35 million Canadians

The three biggest metropolitan areas in the country — Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver — are now home to more than one-third of all Canadians with a combined population of 12.5 million, with almost one half living in Toronto and its suburban neighbours, new census data shows.

Census: thousands leave northern Ontario cities over last 5 years

Most cities in northeastern Ontario are getting smaller according to new population numbers from the 2016 census released today.

Census 2016: Canada's population surpasses 35 million

The three prairie provinces boast the top rates of growth in the country for the first time since Confederation as Canada's population increases to 35.2 million, according to 2016 census data released today by Statistics Canada.

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