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Unit 3: Changing Populations Is Canada a Great Place to Live?. Canadian War Museum. Gr. 9 Geography (Applied) CGC1P. Class Mini-Census. Every 5 years : Canadian government conducts a census (a survey of the population) We will conduct a class mini-census to see how we compare.

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unit 3 changing populations is canada a great place to live

Unit 3:Changing PopulationsIs Canada a Great Place to Live?

Canadian War Museum

Gr. 9 Geography (Applied)

CGC1P

class mini census
Class Mini-Census
  • Every 5 years: Canadian government conducts a census (a survey of the population)
  • We will conduct a class mini-census to see how we compare.
  • On the blank slip of paper provided, answer the following questions:
    • How many people live in your household?
      • The average household in Canada has 2.6 people.
    • What is the age of each person
      • The median age of Canadians is 37.6.
    • How many people in your household were born outside Canada?
      • % of Canadians born outside of Canada is 37%.
where do we get info about population
Where do we get info about population?
  • Add to your key terms handout:
  • Demography: the study of human population
  • Census: An official government survey of its population, usually taken every 5 or 10 years
    • The last Statistics Canada census was on May 10, 2011.
    • Canadians are asked questions about their age, gender, marital status, education, employment, income, ethnicity and more.
why study a country s population
Why study a country’s population?
  • Copy the following in your notebooks:
  • Demographers study 4 characteristics of a population:
    • Population numbers: how many people are there?
    • Population distribution: where are people & why do they live there?
    • Population trends: how has the population changed?
    • Population issues: what problems arise related to the population of an area?
why study a country s population1
Why study a country’s population?
  • Who uses this information?
    • Government officials:
      • Plan services such as roads, hospitals, recreational facilities
    • Businesses
      • Plan location of new stores
    • Social services
      • Determine need for daycares, shelters, retirement homes
    • Educators
      • New schools and programs
    • Media
      • Choose news programs, target commercials to audiences
your turn
Your Turn

Textbook Work:

Use the Experience Canada: A Geography textbook

Read pages 89-91

Answer questions 1-7 in your notebooks (please note the question #7 is on page 92)

Then complete the “Where People Live in Canada” handout package

works cited
Works Cited

McGraw-Hill Ryerson. “Living in Canada.” Canadian Geography: A Sense of Place. Toronto:2006. Pgs.72-77.