Have you ever wondered how many people lived in Canada? I mean right now. This very minute. Impossible you say?
Have you ever wondered about the number of immigrants entering Canada every minute? Or the number of births in Canada per minute?
You can keep up to date on all of this from one place: In front of your computer, anywhere in the world.
Statistics Canada has a page dedicated to counting individuals in the country. Canada’s Population Clock ticks away, night and day. It reveals in real time the population count.
As of Monday February 20, 2012, 8:43am
Current projected population: 34,714,143
Projected number of births since July 1, 2011: 250,448
Projected number of immigrants since July 1, 2011: 167,981
However, there’s no ticker counting deaths, and I’m not sure if they’re taken into consideration when the population numbers roll. I assume so since the average population increase is based on past numbers.
The website states: The counts appearing on the Canada’s population clock might differ from estimates and projections released by Statistics Canada. Canada’s population clock is strictly a pedagogic tool and the display counts should be used as a rough indication of the current population levels.
Individual provinces, Atlantic Canada and Territories have their own pages showing the population ticking clock.
In Atlantic Canada, there’s an increase of one person (they use unit which sounds inhuman) every 1 hour, 44 minutes and 53 seconds. Currently, our stats as of Monday February 20, 2012, 8:45am is 2,360,541.
To learn more about these numbers, other statistical things and view a live feed of the Parliament Hill, visit the website.