Canada: Population growth

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 Canada

Population growth, percent

 Latest value 1.82
 Year 2022
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1961 - 2022
 Average 1.25
 Min - Max 0.58 - 2.95
 Source United Nations Population Division
For that indicator, we provide data for Canada from 1961 to 2022. The average value for Canada during that period was 1.25 percent with a minimum of 0.58 percent in 2021 and a maximum of 2.95 percent in 1971. The latest value from 2022 is 1.82 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2022 based on 195 countries is 0.96 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Recent values chart
Canada - Population growth - Recent values chart

Historical chart
Canada - Population growth - historical chart - 1961-2022




Definition: Annual population growth rate for year t is the exponential rate of growth of midyear population from year t-1 to t, expressed as a percentage . Population is based on the de facto definition of population, which counts all residents regardless of legal status or citizenship.


 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Population size 38.93 2022 million
 Percent urban population 81.75 2022 percent
 Population density 4 2021 people per square km
 Population ages 65 and above 19.03 2022 percent
 Percent children 15.58 2022 percent
 Percent female population 50.30 2022 percent
 Rural population, percent 18.25 2022 percent
 Age dependency ratio 52.93 2022 percent
 Refugee population 140,621 2022 refugees
 Migrant population 22 2015 percent
 Population growth 1.82 2022 percent
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