March 23, 2017
Population Growth, Ontario,
Population, October 1, 2016
|Plus Net Change in Non-Permanent Residents||1.2|
|Plus Interprovincial Arrivals||13.4|
|Minus Interprovincial Departures||9.4|
|Population, January 1, 2017||14,094.2|
|* Emigrants plus net change in temporary emigrants
minus returning Canadians.
Source: Statistics Canada
Ontario’s population reached 14,094,167 on January 1, 2017, with an increase of 30,911 people in the fourth quarter of 2016. This compares to an increase of 21,053 in the same quarter of the previous year.
There were 36,800 births and 27,731 deaths during the fourth quarter of 2016, representing increases of 2.1% and 3.5% respectively from the same quarter of 2015.
Natural increase (births minus deaths) was 9,069 in the quarter, down from 9,224 in the same quarter of 2015.
Immigration to Ontario was 21,809 in the fourth quarter of 2016, down 17.7% from the same quarter of the previous year. Ontario received 39.1% of all immigrants to Canada in the quarter, up from 38.0% in the same quarter of 2015. Over the last 12 months Ontario received 110,058 immigrants, up from 103,655 during the previous year.
There were 5,194 emigrants from Ontario in the quarter, similar to the same quarter of the previous year. Ontario accounted for 39.8% of all emigration from Canada in the quarter.
The number of non-permanent residents in Ontario (NPRs – i.e. foreign students, visa workers, refugee claimants) increased by 1,244 to 379,226 in the fourth quarter.
In summary, there was a net international migration gain of 17,859 in the fourth quarter, up from a net gain of 10,965 in the same quarter of 2015.
In the fourth quarter of 2016, Ontario had a net inflow of 3,983 people from other provinces and territories compared to a net gain of 864 people in the same quarter of 2015. Ontario experienced net gains in its exchanges with nine of the 12 other provinces and territories, with the largest net gains coming from Quebec (1,983) and Alberta (783). Over the last 12 months, Ontario’s total net interprovincial migration gain was 19,822 compared to a net loss of 3,304 during the previous year.
Over the last 12 months, Ontario’s population grew by 218,893 or 1.6%, higher than growth of 138,936 during the previous year. Among the provinces, only Manitoba (1.7%) had a faster population growth rate than Ontario. Canada’s population grew at a rate of 1.3% over the period.
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|Ontario as % of Canada||38.4||38.9||38.6||38.6||38.6||38.5||38.5||38.5|
|Ontario Average Annual Growth Rate (Over previous year shown)||1.4||1.3||0.9||1.1||1.1||1.0||0.8||1.3|
|Ontario as % of Canada||38.9||39.3||39.7||40.1||40.5|
|Ontario Average Annual Growth Rate
(Over previous year shown)
|Total Dependency Ratio (%)8||63.0||60.6||60.3||60.6||60.9||61.2||61.6||61.8|
|Median Age (yrs.)||36.7||38.4||39.8||40.0||40.2||40.4||40.6||40.6|
|Age Span of Baby Boom (yrs.)||36-55||41-60||46-65||47-66||48-67||49-68||50-69||51-70|
|Total Fertility Rate9||1.53||1.55||1.55||n.a.||n.a.||n.a.||n.a.||n.a.|
|Female Life Expectancy at Birth (yrs.)10||82.1||83.1||84.0||n.a.||n.a.||n.a.||n.a.||n.a.|
|Male Life Expectancy at Birth (yrs.)11||77.5||78.8||79.8||n.a.||n.a.||n.a.||n.a.||n.a.|
|Total Dependency Ratio (%)14||66.4||73.7||80.5||83.7||84.2|
|Median Age (yrs.)||41.4||42.2||43.0||44.0||44.8|
|Age Span of Baby Boom (yrs.)||56-75||61-80||66-85||71-90||76-95|
|Total Fertility Rate15||1.58||1.59||1.60||1.60||1.60|
|Female Life Expectancy at Birth (yrs.)16||85.7||86.5||87.3||88.0||88.7|
|Male Life Expectancy at Birth (yrs.)17||82.4||83.5||84.6||85.6||86.6|
Beginning of Period
|Total Change||Births||Deaths||Natural Increase|
|Period||Immigration||Net Emigration||Net NPRs||Net|
, , , , ,  Total Fertility Rates and life expectancy estimates are for calendar year, and projections are for census year. Life expectancy estimates for years after 2006 represent three-year averages (e.g., 2006 reported life expectancy corresponds to the average recorded over 2005-2007).
, ,  In the “Components of Change” table, flows are for the 12-month period July 1 to June 30. Net international migration is calculated as the net balance of immigrants, net emigrants and net non-permanent residents (NPRs). Components may not add up due to existence of residuals.
Note: All population figures are for July 1st.
Sources: Ontario Ministry of Finance and Statistics Canada.
March 23, 2017