The SMARTA Project » Canada


Of the total Canadian population, nearly 20 percent live in rural areas (according to the 2016 Census). Across Canada, small and rural communities have a greater and faster growing proportion of elderly residents than urban areas do. As seniors age and face a reduced ability to drive, they become more dependent on other travel options to meet personal needs such as shopping, medical care and social engagements.

Share of people living urban areas
Share of people living in rural areas
Share of people living in towns and suburbs