Figure 1
Number of centenarians by sex, Canada, 2001 to 2061

Description

This figure shows the steady increase in the number of centenarians (those aged 100 and over) in Canada, by sex from 2001 and 2011, along with the projected numbers of centenarians from 2016 to 2061. In 2001, Canada enumerated 740 men and 3,060 women among centenarians, for a total of 3,795 centenarians, in 2006, 810 men and 3,825 women, for a total of 4,635, and in 2011, 955 men and 4,870 women, for a total of 5,825. The projected numbers for 2016 are 1,400 men and 6,500 women, for a total of 7,900, for 2021, 2,000 men and 9,100 women, for a total of 11,100, in 2026, 2,800 men and 12,000 women, for a total of 14,800, for 2031, 3,600 men and 14,000 women, for a total of 17,600, for 2036, 4,300 men and 16,000 women, for a total of 20,300, for 2041, 5,400 men and 20,000 women, for a total of 25,400, for 2046, 7,700 men and 27,700 women, for a total of 35,400, for 2051, 10,700 men and 38,600 women, for a total of 49,300, for 2056, 14,000 men and 49,700 women, for a total of 63,700, and for 2061, 17,600 men and 60,700 women, for a total of 78,300.

Sources: Statistics Canada, censuses of population, 2001, 2006 and 2011, and Statistics Canada, 2010, Population Projections for Canada, Provinces and Territories, 2009 to 2036, Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 91-520 (medium growth scenario), projection scenarios for Canada are available up to 2061.