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1 Population Growth
Description | Specific Indicators | Corresponding Mandatory Objectives | Corresponding National Indicators | Data Sources | Analysis Check List | Method of Calculation | Basic Categories | Indicator Comments | Cross-References to Other Sections | References


Description
  • Ratio of the difference between the population at the end of the period and the population at the beginning of the period relative to the population at the beginning of the period. Use for past population growth.


Specific Indicators

  • Population Growth


Corresponding Mandatory Objectives

  • None


Corresponding National Indicators

  • None


Data Sources (see Resources: Data Sources)
Denominator: Population Estimates
Original source:
Statistics Canada
Distributed by:

  1. Provincial Health Planning Database (PHPDB), Knowledge Management and Reporting Branch, Ontario MOHLTC
  2. Health Planning System (HELPS), Public Health Division, Ontario MOHLTC

Suggested citation (see Data Citation Notes):

  1. Population Estimates [years]*, Provincial Health Planning Database (PHPDB) Extracted: [date], Knowledge Management and Reporting Branch, Ontario MOHLTC
  2. Population Estimates [years]*, HELPS (Health Planning System) Release: [date], Public Health Division, Ontario MOHLTC

* Note: Use the total years of the estimates, including the most recent year, even if not all were used in the analysis. The years used in the analysis should be included in the report itself.

Analysis Check List

  • For PHPDB, use Population Estimates table from Populations section of model, use Sum under function for “Population Quantity” attribute.


Method of Calculation
population at end of period (PEP)
population at beginning of period (PBP)

{{ PEP - PBP}/PBP}*100


population at end of period - population at beginning of period

x 100

population at beginning of period



Basic Categories

  • Geographic areas: health planning region, public health unit, district health council, county, census division, municipality and census sub-division.


Indicator Comments

  • Represented as a percentage.
  • When the rate is negative, the population is declining, while a positive rate indicates a certain level of growth.
  • Population growth or decline can be further analyzed using the three phenomena involved in population change: births, deaths, and migrations.
  • A growth rate of zero does not mean there are no changes in the population between the two measurement points, only that the net difference between births, deaths and migration is zero.


Cross-References to Other Sections

  • None


References

  • None

 


Date of Last Revision: June 07, 2006.

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