Demographia

Canada: 20 Top
Census Metropolitan Areas:
Population from 1931

Metropolitan Area 1931 1941 1951 1961 1971 1981 1991 2001
Toronto 810 900 1,262 1,919 2,628 2,999 3,893 4,683
Montreal 1023 1150 1,539 2,216 2,743 2,828 3,127 3,426
Vancouver 308 351 586 827 1,082 1,268 1,603 1,987
Ottawa - Hull 176 215 312 457 603 718 921 1,064
Calgary     142 279 403 593 754 951
Edmonton     194 360 496 657 840 938
Quebec 131 151 289 379 481 576 646 683
Winnipeg 284 290 357 479 540 585 652 671
Hamilton 164 176 282 401 499 542 600 662
London   87 168 227 286 284 382 432
Kitchener     108 155 227 268 356 414
St. Catharines - Niagara     189 258 303 304 365 377
Halifax 59 70 138 193 223 278 321 359
Victoria   75 115 156 196 234 288 312
Windsor     183 217 259 246 252 308
Oshawa         120 154 240 296
Saskatoon     56 96 126 154 210 226
Regina     73 114 141 164 192 193
St. John's     81 107 132 155 172 173
Greater Sudbury     81 127 155 150 158 156
Total     8,104 10,927 13,613 15,137 17,963 20,313
      14,300         31,500
                 
RANK: POPULATION                
Metropolitan Area 1931 1941 1951 1961 1971 1981 1991 2001
Toronto 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 1
Montreal 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2
Vancouver 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
Ottawa - Hull 5 5 5 5 4 4 4 4
Calgary     12 9 9 6 6 5
Edmonton     8 8 7 5 5 6
Quebec 7 7 6 7 8 8 8 7
Winnipeg 4 4 4 4 5 7 7 8
Hamilton 6 6 7 6 6 9 9 9
London     11 11 11 11 10 10
Kitchener     15 15 13 13 12 11
St. Catharines - Niagara     9 10 10 10 11 12
Halifax     13 13 14 12 13 13
Victoria     14 14 15 15 14 14
Windsor     10 12 12 14 15 15
Oshawa         20 18 16 16
Saskatoon     19 19 19 18 17 17
Regina     18 17 17 16 18 18
St. John's     16 18 18 17 19 19
Greater Sudbury     17 16 16 20 20 20
                 
DECADE PERCENTAGE CHANGE              
Metropolitan Area   1931-1941 1941-1951 1951-1961 1961-1971 1971-1981 1981-1991 1991-2001
Toronto   11.1% 40.2% 52.1% 36.9% 14.1% 29.8% 20.3%
Montreal   12.4% 33.9% 43.9% 23.8% 3.1% 10.6% 9.6%
Vancouver   14.0% 67.0% 41.0% 30.9% 17.2% 26.4% 24.0%
Ottawa - Hull   22.2% 44.9% 46.7% 31.8% 19.2% 28.3% 15.5%
Calgary       96.1% 44.5% 46.9% 27.2% 26.2%
Edmonton       85.8% 37.8% 32.5% 27.9% 11.6%
Quebec   15.3% 91.6% 31.0% 26.7% 19.9% 12.2% 5.7%
Winnipeg   2.1% 23.2% 34.0% 12.9% 8.2% 11.5% 3.0%
Hamilton   7.3% 60.2% 42.3% 24.3% 8.7% 10.7% 10.4%
London     92.8% 35.2% 26.2% -0.8% 34.6% 13.2%
Kitchener       44.1% 46.4% 18.1% 32.9% 16.4%
St. Catharines - Niagara       36.4% 17.7% 0.3% 19.9% 3.3%
Halifax   18.6% 97.7% 39.7% 15.1% 24.8% 15.6% 11.9%
Victoria     53.2% 35.6% 25.7% 19.3% 23.3% 8.3%
Windsor       18.9% 19.1% -4.8% 2.4% 22.2%
Oshawa           28.2% 55.6% 23.5%
Saskatoon       71.6% 32.2% 22.0% 36.2% 7.6%
Regina       56.4% 23.7% 16.8% 16.9% 0.4%
St. John's       31.9% 23.5% 17.5% 11.1% 0.5%
Greater Sudbury       58.3% 22.0% -3.5% 5.4% -1.5%
                 
RANK                
Metropolitan Area       1951-1961 1961-1971 1971-1981 1981-1991 1991-2001
Toronto       6 4 13 5 5
Montreal       9 12 16 18 12
Vancouver       11 7 11 9 2
Ottawa - Hull       7 6 8 6 7
Calgary       1 2 1 8 1
Edmonton       2 3 2 7 10
Quebec       18 8 6 14 15
Winnipeg       16 19 15 15 17
Hamilton       10 11 14 17 11
London       15 9 18 3 8
Kitchener       8 1 9 4 6
St. Catharines - Niagara       13 17 17 11 16
Halifax       12 18 4 13 9
Victoria       14 10 7 10 13
Windsor       19 16 20 20 4
Oshawa           3 1 3
Saskatoon       3 5 5 2 14
Regina       5 13 12 12 19
St. John's       17 14 10 16 18
Greater Sudbury       4 15 19 19 20
                 
CHANGE FROM 1951                
Metropolitan Area       1951-1961 1951-1971 1951-1981 1951-1991 1951-2001
Toronto       52.1% 108.3% 137.6% 208.5% 271.1%
Montreal       43.9% 78.2% 83.7% 103.1% 122.6%
Vancouver       41.0% 84.6% 116.3% 173.5% 239.0%
Ottawa - Hull       46.7% 93.4% 130.4% 195.6% 241.4%
Calgary       96.1% 183.4% 316.4% 429.9% 568.6%
Edmonton       85.8% 156.0% 239.3% 333.9% 384.4%
Quebec       31.0% 66.1% 99.1% 123.3% 136.0%
Winnipeg       34.0% 51.3% 63.7% 82.5% 87.9%
Hamilton       42.3% 76.8% 92.3% 112.8% 135.0%
London       35.2% 70.5% 69.2% 127.8% 157.9%
Kitchener       44.1% 111.0% 149.1% 231.2% 285.4%
St. Catharines - Niagara       36.4% 60.5% 61.1% 93.1% 99.5%
Halifax       39.7% 60.8% 100.7% 131.9% 159.5%
Victoria       35.6% 70.4% 103.2% 150.7% 171.5%
Windsor       18.9% 41.6% 34.8% 38.0% 68.6%
Oshawa                
Saskatoon       71.6% 126.9% 176.8% 277.0% 305.6%
Regina       56.4% 93.5% 126.0% 164.1% 165.2%
St. John's       31.9% 62.9% 91.3% 112.6% 113.7%
Greater Sudbury       58.3% 93.0% 86.2% 96.3% 93.3%
                 
RANK                
Metropolitan Area       1951-1961 1951-1971 1951-1981 1951-1991 1951-2001
Toronto       6 5 5 5 5
Montreal       9 10 15 15 14
Vancouver       11 9 8 7 7
Ottawa - Hull       7 7 6 6 6
Calgary       1 1 1 1 1
Edmonton       2 2 2 2 2
Quebec       18 14 11 12 12
Winnipeg       16 18 17 18 18
Hamilton       10 11 12 13 13
London       15 12 16 11 11
Kitchener       8 4 4 4 4
St. Catharines - Niagara       13 17 18 17 16
Halifax       12 16 10 10 10
Victoria       14 13 9 9 8
Windsor       19 19 19 19 19
Oshawa                
Saskatoon       3 3 3 3 3
Regina       5 6 7 8 9
St. John's       17 15 13 14 15
Greater Sudbury       4 8 14 16 17
                 
Source: Statistics Canada

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