Canada is having a mini baby boom

Statistics Canada has released new information from the most recent census and we're setting records...with babies!!

By Kristy Woudstra
Canada is having a mini baby boom

Feel like more people are changing diapers than ever before? Well, you're almost right.

According to Stats Can, the population of children aged four and under in Canada saw the highest growth rate between 2006 and 2011 since the post-WWII baby boom era.

Here are some highlights from the Census results:

1. For the first time in 50 years, the number of children aged 4 and under increased in all provinces and territories between 2006 and 2011.

2. The largest increases occurred in Alberta (+20.9%), Saskatchewan (+19.6%), Quebec (+17.5%), Nunavut (+15.7%) and Yukon (+13.8%).

3. The main factors explaining the growth are increases in the number of women aged 20 to 34 in most provinces and territories, and increases in fertility levels in all provinces and territories.

This article was originally published on May 30, 2012

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