Wednesday, 19 December 2012

2011 comparative census population statistics

I'd been wondering what happened to the 2011 census results for Scotland. Data for England, Wales and Northern Ireland, and for Canada, were released months ago. I normally think of Scotland's GRO as being prompt in delivering results, especially the annual statistics on baby names which should be out for 2012 any time, months ahead of the rest of the UK.

Well, Scotland released the first part of their census data a few days ago so now that we have the figures, and as the flow of genealogy news has slowed down for Christmas, here are the populations in perspective.

The UK had a 2011 population of 63.2 million, Canada 33.5 million, Ireland 4.6 million.

For the sub-component jurisdictions

1. England: 53.0 million (39 est)
2. Ontario: 12.9 million (40.4)
3. Quebec: 7.9 million (41.9)
4. Scotland: 5.3 million (41)
5. British Columbia: 4.4 million (41.9)
6. Alberta: 3.6 million (36.5)
7. Wales: 3.1 million (41)
8. Northern Ireland: 1.8 million (37)
9. Manitoba: 1.2 million (38.4)
10. Saskatchewan: 1.0 million (38.2)

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