Canadian Society: Sociological Perspectives by Bernard R. Blishen, Frank E. Jones, Kaspar D. Naegele, John

By Bernard R. Blishen, Frank E. Jones, Kaspar D. Naegele, John Porter


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79 SOURCE: United Nations Demographie Year Book, 1961, p. 624. • The reliability of this prooedure is substantiated by the fact that in 1951 there were 35,000 deaths of foreign-born persoDS in Canada by death-registration counts; using the Canadian survival rates for 1951, there would be 34,925 oalcu1ated deaths of foreign-born in 1951. The re1atively oonstant annual number of 34,900 deaths, despite the rising foreign-born population, reIlects the increase in life expectancy that has taken place in Canada since 1951.

56. Immigration statistlcs on flow from United Statel before 1881 are not avallable. § N egligible. 04 --I -_I --I -_I Net Decade disDeaths Return appearance (estimated) of change over of of Americandecadeof American- Americanborn born Americanbom ( estimated) bom (14) • Not avallable. The figures for 1881-91 include many non-immigrants es weil 3lI immigrants. :I: The figures for 1891-1901 are incomplete es these statistics are not available for the calendar years 1892-6. g ~ l1:) 28 Part I/Population Sinee the peak in 1930, there has been a steady deeline in the Canadianborn population of the United States; new net immigration from Canada has not offset the deaths of the earlier migrants.

Also it can decrease in two ways only, by deaths and by emigration. If there is no immigration or emigration, population changes in number either by growing according to the net natural increase, which is the excess of births over deaths, or by declining if deaths exceed births. Similarly, if there is no net natural increase, or decrease, population grows if there is a net in-migration, that is, if the number of immigrants exceeds the number of emigrants, or declines if there is a net out-migration.

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