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					Population Density

1.      Describe the difference between population distribution and population density.
2.      What does a low number for population density mean? What does a high number mean?
3.      Where in Canada would you expect there to be a low population density? What about a
        high population density? Why do you think the population is so low (high) in these
        areas?
     Province/         Population                           Population       % of Canada’s
                                          Area (km2)
     Territory           (2008)                              Density        Total population
        NF                   507,900            371 634.6
       PEI                   139,800              5 660.4
        NS                   938,300             52 840.8
        NB                   747,300             71 569.2
        PQ                 7,686,000          1 357 811.7
        ON                12,929,000            916 733.7
       MN                  1,208,000            547 703.8
        SK                 1,016,000            570 113.5
        AB                 3,585,100            638 232.7
        BC                 4,381,600            892 677.0
        YK                    33,100            531 843.6
        NT                    43,300          1 246 389.5
        NU                    31,400         2 000 000 .0
      Canada                33,311,400        9 203 210.5                                 100.00

4.      Construct a bar graph to show how population density varies across Canada. Be sure to
        label all axes clearly and give the graph an appropriate title.


5.      Analyze the graph and account for observations you make. Address the following:
           Which province or territory is most densely populated?
           Explain why the density of Ontario and Quebec is not very high, even though they
           have the highest population.
           Why are the Yukon, NWT and Nunavut densities so low?


6. Does Canada’s overall population density give a clear picture of how Canada’s population is
   distributed? Why or why not?

				
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