Canada - Birth Rate

Canada: Birth Rate

Mnemonic BR.ICAN
Unit # per Ths. pop.
Annual 1.98 %
Data 2019 9.9
2018 10.1

Series Information

Source Statistics Canada
Release Vital Statistics: Birth and Death Rates (CANSIM)
Frequency Annual
Start Date 12/31/2000
End Date 12/31/2019

Canada: Demographics

Reference Last Previous Units Frequency
Population 2021 Q3 38,246,108 38,153,211 #, NSA Quarterly
Births 2021 Q2 92,502 87,988 #, NSA Quarterly
Deaths 2021 Q2 74,689 79,766 #, NSA Quarterly
Birth Rate 2019 9.9 10.1 # per Ths. pop. Annual
Death Rate 2019 7.6 7.7 # per Ths. pop. Annual
Net Migration 2017 1,100,000 # Annual

Release Information

Statistics Canada provides statistics that help Canadians better understand their country, with data on population, resources, economy, society and culture. In short, they are often referred to as Statcan. Statcan is legislated to serve as Canada's central statistical agency for the whole of Canada and each of the provinces. Statcan's key socioeconomic database is called CANSIM. CANSIM is updated daily, but the data in the table here are only updated annually.

The data listed here in Crude birth rate, age-specific and total fertility rates (live births), and Deaths and mortality rates, by age group and sex, come from Tables 102-4505 and 102-0504, and Surveys 3231, 3233, 3604.

Statcan has various forms of obtaining information. A census is conducted every five years and there are about 350 active surveys on virtually all aspects of Canadian life.

Click the links below for detailed information on the methodologies of surveys 3231, 3233, and 3604 from the source:

Survey 3231

Survey 3233

Survey 3604

Data is subject to revision. 

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