Canada in 2060
IMMIGRATION: PRESENT & FUTURE
DEMOGRAPHY: PRESENT & FUTURE
- Birth rate: 10.3 births per 1,000 people
- Death rate: 8.3 deaths per 1,000 people
- Infant mortality rate: 4.7 deaths per 1,000 live births
- Life expectancy: 81.7 years
In 1960, with the baby-boom, Canada recorded a record level of natural increase of 339,000. That year, Canadian women had given birth to 479,000 children. Ever since then there has been a slow decline in the amount of births per year and I predict that by 2060 or even before then will be more deaths in Canada then births. If the number of births per women reaches 1.7 then the number of deaths will outnumber the births and Canada's population will start to decline. Obviously in 45 years technology will change and evolve so I think that the death rate and infant mortality rate will drop but so will the number of births so I still stand by my prediction.