Communities Gain Population, Others DropCensus
Alberta Up, Saskatchewan Down
Canada Now Has Over 30 Million Residents
New census figures compiled by the Government of Canada show that some communities in the trading area near Provost have increased population numberswhile others have lost people since the previous general census.
The urban areas of the province are surging ahead in population while some rural areas made modest gainsand others went the other direction. The numbers compare populations of 2001 with 1996.
Canadas population grew by four percent and now sits at 30,007,094. In 1996 Canada had 28.8 million people living here.
Albertas population meanwhile shot up by 10.3 percent from 2,696,826 in 1996 to 2,974,807 in 2001.
Saskatchewan lost 1.1 percent of its population shrinking from 990,237 people in 1996 to 978,933 in the latest census.
Communities in this chart show a population movement in the area and selected other places across Alberta and Saskatchewan:
Chart included in Print version in March 20 edition of The Provost News
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