Canada: Number of Deaths, by year
YearNumber of deaths,
in thousands
2022/2023330.38
2021/2022319.62
2020/2021307.30
2019/2020297.20
2018/2019283.15
2017/2018283.94
2016/2017274.52
2015/2016262.28
2014/2015266.31
2013/2014253.12
2012/2013251.87
2011/2012242.70
2010/2011245.67
2009/2010237.33
2008/2009237.90
2007/2008236.70
2006/2007234.19
2005/2006225.92
2004/2005230.21
2003/2004229.26
2002/2003224.25
2001/2002220.85
  • Region: Canada
  • Time period: 2001 to 2022
  • Published: Sep 2023

Data Analysis and Insights

Updated: Mar 27, 2024 | Published by: Statistico

Overall Increase in Deaths

Between 2001 \/ 2002 and 2022 \/ 2023, the number of deaths in Canada experienced a significant increase, rising from 220.85 thousand to 330.38 thousand, indicating a growth of approximately 49.6% over the 21-year period.

Annual Growth Rate Variation

The annual growth rate of deaths varied, with the highest increase observed between 2020 \/ 2021 and 2021 \/ 2022 at approximately 4%, from 307.30 thousand to 319.62 thousand.

Consistent Year-over-Year Increase

Every year since 2001 \/ 2002 has seen a rise in the number of deaths, with no single year showing a decrease, highlighting a consistent upward trend in mortality rates.

Significant Jump in Recent Years

A notable acceleration in the number of deaths occurred in the last two reported years, with an increase from 297.20 thousand in 2019 \/ 2020 to 330.38 thousand in 2022 \/ 2023, marking a significant rise of over 11% in just three years.

Lowest and Highest Yearly Increases

The smallest yearly increase in deaths was observed between 2017 \/ 2018 and 2018 \/ 2019, with a mere 0.07% rise, from 283.94 thousand to 283.15 thousand. Conversely, the largest increase was between 2020 \/ 2021 and 2021 \/ 2022, highlighting the variability in mortality rates over time.

Early 2000s Slow Growth

In the early 2000s, the growth in the number of deaths was relatively slow, with an increase of just 3.40 thousand deaths from 2001 \/ 2002 to 2002 \/ 2003, compared to much larger increases in recent years, indicating a shift towards higher mortality rates over time.

Decade Comparison

Comparing the first decade (2001-2011) to the last decade (2012-2022) shows a drastic increase in the number of deaths, with the total rising from 242.70 thousand in 2011 \/ 2012 to 330.38 thousand in 2022 \/ 2023, a clear indication of accelerated mortality growth in the latter period.

Frequently Asked Questions

What trend has been observed in the number of deaths in Canada between 2001 and 2023?

The number of deaths in Canada has seen a significant increase, rising from 220.85 thousand to 330.38 thousand between 2001 and 2023.

Which year had the highest annual growth rate in death numbers?

The highest annual growth rate in deaths was observed between 2020 and 2022, where the count spiked by 4%.

How do the number of deaths in the first decade (2001-2011) compare to the last decade (2012-2022)?

The number of deaths rose drastically, from 242.70 thousand in 2011 to 330.38 thousand in 2022, indicating higher mortality growth in the last decade.

Terms and Definitions

This term refers to the measure of number of deaths in a particular population, scaled to the size of that population, per unit time. Often presented as deaths per 1,000 or 1,000,000 populations, it is a vital index to analyze health status of a nation.

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This term refers to the number of deaths among infants under one year old per 1,000 live births in a particular year. This rate is a critical indicator of a country's health status as it represents the health care available to mothers and newborns and socio-economic conditions.

This term refers to the total number of deaths per year per 1,000 people. As a 'crude' rate, it does not account for age distribution within a population and hence may not accurately reflect the mortality risk for different age groups.

This term refers to the total number of deaths per year in a specific age group per 1,000 people in that age group. This is a more precise measure than the crude death rate as it accounts for age distribution, offering insights into the mortality risks faced by different age groups in a population.

This is a measure used to compare mortality rates across different populations or over different time periods. It is calculated as the percentage ratio between observed deaths in the study population and expected deaths in a standard population.

This term refers to the study and assessment of the patterns, causes, and effects of health and disease conditions in defined populations based on mortality rates and death statistics. It helps in developing and implementing public health programs and disease prevention strategies.
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