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Population Structure and Change in Predominantly Rural Regions. (2001)

Based on statistics to 1996, this paper outlined where Canadians were living in rural areas. Approximately 31 percent were rural dwellers. In the Atlantic provinces, Saskatchewan and the Yukon and Northwest Territories, this percentage increased to more than fifty. Rural-metro-adjacent regions showed the highest growth rates and accounted for approximately one-half of rural residents. Rural areas of Newfoundland and Saskatchewan revealed continuous population decline.