Canada's population clock: always ticking

Published on June 28, 2019, 12:38 pm

Published by BC Local News

Statistics Canada is now offering an online tool that shows a snapshot of the country's ever-shifting population. The so-called "population clock" uses data gathered by the agency to present a real-time visualization of the country's major demographic trends. Trends that include births, deaths, immigration and emigration. It's not quite true to life but one of the page's main designers says it's pretty close. Patrick Charbonneau, a senior analyst with StatCan's demography division, says the model is based on the agency's latest population estimates. Charbonneau said the agency launched the clock in an effort to increase "statistical literacy" in the general population - particularly among young Canadians and to give people a sense of how the population is changing. (The Canadian Press)

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