Ontario, one of the 13 provinces and territories of Canada, is located in east-central Canada. It is Canada's most populous province by a large margin, accounting for nearly 40 percent of all Canadians, and is the second-largest province in total area. Ontario is fourth-largest in total area when the territories of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut are included. It is home to the nation's capital city, Ottawa, and the nation's most populous city, Toronto.
|0 to 14 years||2,207,970||1,131,615||1,076,350|
|0 to 4 years||697,360||357,300||340,055|
|5 to 9 years||756,085||387,320||368,765|
|10 to 14 years||754,530||387,000||367,530|
|15 to 19 years||811,670||416,730||394,944|
|20 to 24 years||894,390||457,815||436,570|
|25 to 29 years||874,350||436,345||438,010|
|30 to 34 years||864,765||420,800||443,965|
|35 to 39 years||842,485||402,900||439,585|
|40 to 44 years||871,875||418,465||453,415|
|45 to 49 years||937,385||453,105||484,275|
|50 to 54 years||1,056,345||517,170||539,175|
|55 to 59 years||989,460||482,280||507,180|
|60 to 64 years||846,145||406,505||439,640|
|65 years and over||2,251,655||1,015,655||1,236,000|
|65 to 69 years||737,745||352,475||385,270|
|70 to 74 years||528,645||250,455||278,185|
|75 to 79 years||393,010||179,810||213,195|
|80 to 84 years||291,185||126,825||164,360|
|85 years and over||301,075||106,090||194,985|
|85 to 89 years||188,470||73,045||115,425|
|90 to 94 years||88,390||27,400||60,990|
|95 to 99 years||21,210||5,150||16,060|
|100 years and over||3,005||495||2,520|
|Visible minority and Aboriginal population (Canada 2016 Census)|
|Population group||Population||% of total population|
|Visible minority group
|Visible minority, n.i.e.||81,130||0.6%|
|Multiple visible minority||97,970||0.7%|
|Total visible minority population||3,885,585||29.3%|
|Multiple Aboriginal identity||5,730||0%|
|Total Aboriginal population||374,395||2.8%|
As of 2016 census.
|North American Indian||385,505||2.91|
|British, not included
Note: The table takes dual responses (for example if someone is French-Canadian he/she would be added to both French and Canadian). Some places of one's ethnic origin do not refer to a single specified country of origin, i.e. Spanish refers to people from Spanish speaking countries such as Colombia, Spain, Mexico, Cuba and others; or East Indian where the respondents origin could be from Pakistan, India, Nepal, Bangladesh, etc.; and the list contains about 200 nationalities known to reside in the province. However, there are options for the respondent to identify the country alone.
|Ethnic Origin by Regional Group||Population in 2016||Percent of 13,448,494||Population in 2036||Percent of 16,944,000|
|South and West Asian origins||1,305,085||9.9%||2,562,000||15.1%|
|East and Southeast Asian origins||1,319,845||10%||2,254,000||13.3%|
|Latin, Central and South American origins||195,950||1.5%||352,000||2.1%|
|*Percentages total more than 100% due to multiple responses, e.g. German-East Indian, Norwegian-Irish-Polish|
Ontario is a very diverse province. For example, 54.8% of the population of Toronto was born outside Canada, which is the second-largest percentage of immigrants in a single city on Earth, after Miami. Hamilton is ranked the third-most diverse urbanized area in Canada (after Toronto and Vancouver).
Ontario's interprovincial migration rate have shifted over they years. It was negative in the 1970s, positive in the 1980s, but then negative again in the 1990s. It went back to the positive in around the time of the turn of the millenium for a few years, but has been in the negatives constantly from 2003 to 2015, and has been in the positives since then. Over the period from 1971 to 2015, Ontario was the province who experience the second lowest levels of interprovincial in-migration and out-migration, second only to Quebec.
|2007 / 2008||61,718||76,468||-14,750|
|2008 / 2009||57,458||73,059||-15,601|
|2009 / 2010||59,741||64,403||-4,662|
|2010 / 2011||58,317||62,324||-4,007|
|2011 / 2012||60,459||71,070||-10,611|
|2012 / 2013||54,678||68,579||-13,901|
|2013 / 2014||57,415||71,979||-14,564|
|2014 / 2015||62,874||71,569||-8,695|
|2015 / 2016||71,790||62,713||9,077|
|2016 / 2017||83,913||58,224||25,689|
|Christian denominations in Canada|
|No Religious Affiliation||2,927,790||23.1|
|Traditional Aboriginal (Spirituality)||15,905||0.1|
|City||2016 ||2011 ||2006 ||2001 ||1996 ||1991 |
Ontario is located in East/Central Canada. It is Canada's second largest province in total land area. Its physical features vary greatly from the Mixedwood Plains in the southeast to the boreal forests and tundra in the north. Ontario borders Manitoba to the west, Hudson Bay and James Bay to the north, Quebec to the east, and the Great Lakes and the United States to the south. The province is named for Great Lake Ontario, an adaptation of the Iroquois word Onitariio, meaning "beautiful lake", or Kanadario, variously translated as "beautiful water". There are approximately 250,000 lakes and over 100,000 kilometres (62,000 mi) of rivers in the province.
Almost 94% of the population is concentrated within Southern Ontario, where the population was over 12,100,000 in the 2006 census. The Golden Horseshoe is the most populous part of Southern Ontario with a population of 8,102,163.Outline of Canada
The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to Canada:
Canada is a North American country consisting of ten provinces and three territories. Located in the northern part of the continent, it extends from the Atlantic Ocean in the east to the Pacific Ocean in the west and northward into the Arctic Ocean. It is the world's second largest country by total area, and shares land borders with the United States to the south and northwest, and marine borders with France and Greenland on the east and northeast, respectively.
The lands have been inhabited for millennia by various groups of aboriginal peoples. Beginning in the late 15th century, British and French expeditions explored and later settled the Atlantic coast. France ceded nearly all of its colonies in North America in 1763 after the Seven Years' War.
In 1867, with the union of three British North American colonies through Confederation, Canada was formed as a federal dominion of four provinces. This began an accretion of additional provinces and territories and a process of increasing autonomy from the United Kingdom, highlighted by the Statute of Westminster in 1931 and culminating in the Canada Act in 1982 which severed the vestiges of legal dependence on the British parliament.
Canada is a federation that is governed as a parliamentary democracy and a constitutional monarchy with Queen Elizabeth II as its head of state. It is a bilingual and multicultural country, with both English and French as official languages at the federal level. Technologically advanced and industrialized, Canada maintains a diversified economy that is heavily reliant upon its abundant natural resources and upon trade—particularly with the United States, with which Canada has a long and complex relationship.Outline of Ontario
The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to Ontario:
Ontario – one of the provinces of Canada, located in east-central Canada. It is Canada's most populous province or territory and fourth largest in total area. It is home to the nation's capital city, Ottawa, and the nation's most populous city, Toronto.