- Young adults will move to a rural community for family and for community reasons (Malatest, 2002).
- 19 non-metro census divisions (CDs) gained 15% of more of their young adults from 2007 to 2012. The table below shows the 7 with the greatest percent gain.
- However, 7 non-metro CDs lost more than 15% of their young adults from 2007 to 2012.
Non-metro census divisions with greatest loss and with greatest gain of young adults who were 25-29 years of age in 2007
|Census Division identifier||Name of Non-metro Census Division (sorted by percent change in young adults from 2007 to 2012)||Change in population, 25-29 years of age in the beginning year compared to the population 30-39 years of age, five years later|
|Beginning year||Ending year||Population 25-29 years in beginning year||Population 30-34 years in ending year||Percent change over 5 years|
7 non-metro census divisions lost 15% of more of their young adults, 25-29 years of age in 2007 in the following 5 years
|5957||Stikine, British Columbia||2007||2012||59||46||-22|
|1213||Guysborough, Nova Scotia||2007||2012||299||237||-21|
|4815||Alta. Div. 15 (incl. Canmore)||2007||2012||3,493||2,822||-19|
|1101||Kings, Prince Edward Island||2007||2012||899||752||-16|
|4804||Alta. Div. 4 (incl. Hanna)||2007||2012||617||518||-16|
|2407||La Matapédia, Quebec||2007||2012||870||741||-15|
19 non-metro census divisions gained 15% of more of their young adults, 25-29 years of age in 2007 in the following 5 years. Here we show the 7 census divisions with the greatest percent gain.
|5929||Sunshine Coast, British Columbia||2007||2012||992||1,231||24|
|2468||Les Jardins-de-Napierville, Quebec||2007||2012||1,700||2,116||24|
|1303||Sunbury, New Brunswick||2007||2012||2,231||2,859||28|
|2477||Les Pays-d'en-Haut, Quebec||2007||2012||1,612||2,135||32|
|4816||Alta. Div. 16 (incl. Fort McMurray)||2007||2012||6,485||9,043||39|
|5927||Powell River, British Columbia||2007||2012||684||958||40|
|Source: Statistics Canada. Annual Demographic Statistics, CANSIM Table 051-0052.|
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