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Population and Household Formation Forecast

The Conference Board of Canada’s Economic Trends Division is recognized worldwide for its expertise in economic forecasting, modelling and analysis. We have produced accurate economic forecasts for more than 25 years.


Household formation: The number of new households that will be formed over the long term. Based on projections of population by age cohort and age-specific headship rates, household formation is the underlying driver of long-term demand for new housing and thus new home construction.

What Data Do We Forecast?

Available data (20 year forecast)

  • Household formations
  • Total population
  • Total male population
  • Total female population
  • Population by gender by age range (5 year age ranges)
  • Population by gender by age
  • Net Provincial Migration
  • Inter-provincial In-migration
  • Inter-provincial Out-migration
  • Net International Migration

The population and household formation data is available for:

Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia Nunavut (view directory)

The migration data is available in the Provincial database (view directory)

Forecasts and research often involve numerous assumptions and data sources, and are subject to inherent risks and uncertainties. This information is not intended as specific investment, accounting, legal, or tax advice.

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